Day 31 of #CleanMovieMonth: The Finale!

Ladies and gentleman, today is July 31, the final day of this month. The Pure Entertainment Preservation Society decided to dedicate the month of July to the celebration of the Breen era of Hollywood. This year was our first celebration of #CleanMovieMonth, but we hope to celebrate it annually from now on. Different months are … Continue reading Day 31 of #CleanMovieMonth: The Finale!

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Day 30 of #CleanMovieMonth: “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” from 1939

Today is July 30, the second to the last day in #CleanMovieMonth. We have been reviewing one Code film every day during this month. Here at PEPS, we have dedicated July to celebrating and analyzing the Breen era of Hollywood (1934-1954), when movies were carefully self-regulated by the Production Code Administration. We have enjoyed reviewing … Continue reading Day 30 of #CleanMovieMonth: “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” from 1939

Day 29 of #CleanMovieMonth: “Two Sisters from Boston” from 1946

Today is the 29th day of #CleanMovieMonth. We are nearing the end of our month-long celebration of clean movies. We have been reviewing a different movie every day. Every movie has been a film from the Golden Era of the Motion Picture Production Code, the twenty years when Joseph Breen was the head of the … Continue reading Day 29 of #CleanMovieMonth: “Two Sisters from Boston” from 1946

Day 28 of #CleanMovieMonth: “Waikiki Wedding” from 1937

Today is July 28, the eighth day of our celebration of the Breen era of the Code (1934-1954), #CleanMovieMonth. Every day in July, I am writing about a different movie from this time. By analyzing them, I hope to show the way the Code made these movies the masterpieces of decent entertainment that they are. … Continue reading Day 28 of #CleanMovieMonth: “Waikiki Wedding” from 1937

Day 27 of #CleanMovieMonth: “It Should Happen to You” from 1954

Today is July 27, the twenty-seventh day of #CleanMovieMonth. We Brannans are still evacuated because of the Cranston fire, which is threatening our mountain community of Idyllwild, California. Today is the third day of the fire. Although the fire’s acreage has increased considerably, it doesn’t seem to be putting our town in too much danger. … Continue reading Day 27 of #CleanMovieMonth: “It Should Happen to You” from 1954

Day 26 of #CleanMovieMonth: “Music for Millions” from 1944

Today is July 26, 2018. In addition to the twenty-sixth day of #CleanMovieMonth, today is my sister’s birthday. Today, Rebekah Brannan, the younger L. A. Soprani Sister and co-founder of PEPS, turns fourteen. We have done our best to give her a lovely celebration despite the current disaster. Our local fire, which was dubbed the … Continue reading Day 26 of #CleanMovieMonth: “Music for Millions” from 1944

Day 25 of #CleanMovieMonth: “In the Good Old Summertime” from 1949

Today is the twenty-fifth day in #CleanMovieMonth here at PEPS. When choosing a month to celebrate Breen era films (1934-1954), July seemed like the logical choice. It was in July of 1929 that Martin Quigley originally mentioned his idea for a Motion Picture Production Code. It was in July of 1934 that the Production Code … Continue reading Day 25 of #CleanMovieMonth: “In the Good Old Summertime” from 1949

Day 24 of #CleanMovieMonth: “Here Comes Mr. Jordan” from 1941

Today is July 24 of #CleanMovieMonth. This is our fourth week celebrating movies from the Breen era of Hollywood (1934-1954). During this time, all movies had to be made according to the Motion Picture Production Code. This miraculous document provided rules and guidelines for acceptable and unacceptable topics for motion pictures. Through the brilliant self-regulation … Continue reading Day 24 of #CleanMovieMonth: “Here Comes Mr. Jordan” from 1941

Day 23 of #CleanMovieMonth: “Good News” from 1947

Today is another day in #CleanMovieMonth. The temperatures have been rising in recent days, and so have our views! I want to thank all my readers for so faithfully reading the daily articles which PEPS has been publishing throughout July. We are watching and reviewing movies exclusively from the Breen era of Hollywood (1934-1954), when … Continue reading Day 23 of #CleanMovieMonth: “Good News” from 1947

Day 22 of #CleanMovieMonth: “Stage Door” from 1937

Today is July 22. This is another day in our month-long celebration of clean movies. We call it #CleanMovieMonth. This first annual celebration is PEPS’s answer to one of the greatest questions which plagues classic film lovers: what makes a movie a classic film? Our answer is that a true classic is a film from … Continue reading Day 22 of #CleanMovieMonth: “Stage Door” from 1937