Breening Thursdays

At PEPS, we repeatedly say that the work of the Production Code Administration (PCA) during the Breen Era (1934-1954) was not censorship. We say that it was self-regulation. We dedicate most of our articles to studying and explaining the influence which the PCA had during the twenty years when Joseph I. Breen was its leader. … Continue reading Breening Thursdays

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Tommy Breen’s Realistic Role in “The River” from 1951 for “The 2nd Disability in Film Blogathon”

Today is the third day of The 2nd Disability in Film Blogathon, hosted by Pop Culture Reverie and In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood. Robin and Crystal are hosting this unique blogathon about actors and characters who suffered from some sort of disability. The blogathon’s dates are October 24-26, 2018. I decided to … Continue reading Tommy Breen’s Realistic Role in “The River” from 1951 for “The 2nd Disability in Film Blogathon”

Clean with Breen: “October 14, 1888: The Birthday of the Motion Picture and Its Greatest Contributor” for “The Second Annual Great Breening Blogathon” & “The October Birthdayz Blogathon” – Tiffany Brannan

October 14, 1888 October 14, 1888, stands as a day of momentous importance in film history. It could be called the birthday of the motion picture itself. On that day, the earliest celluloid film, The Roundhay Garden Scene, was shot in England. In America, another birth was taking place. It was the birth of an individual … Continue reading Clean with Breen: “October 14, 1888: The Birthday of the Motion Picture and Its Greatest Contributor” for “The Second Annual Great Breening Blogathon” & “The October Birthdayz Blogathon” – Tiffany Brannan

Final Notice about “The Second Annual Great Breening Blogathon”

Ladies and gentlemen, The Second Annual Great Breening Blogathon was originally scheduled for October 12-17. Due to busy scheduling, I decided to extend it through Sunday, October 21, which was yesterday. Now, however, I find that some participants, including myself, have been unable to publish their articles within that time. Why make them be late … Continue reading Final Notice about “The Second Annual Great Breening Blogathon”

“The Code Puts ‘Music in My Heart'” for “100 Years of Rita Hayworth Blogathon”

Here at PEPS, we have been busy with The Second Annual Great Breening Blogathon since Friday. However, I am also looking forward to participating in the other blogathons I joined recently. Michaela of Love Letters to Old Hollywood is hosting the 100 Years of Rita Hayworth Blogathon on October 17-19, 2018. I couldn't ignore this … Continue reading “The Code Puts ‘Music in My Heart'” for “100 Years of Rita Hayworth Blogathon”

Clean with Breen: “PEPS’s Second Anniversary” for “The Second Annual Great Breening Blogathon” – Tiffany Brannan

Today is October 17, 2018. Two years ago, we founded the Pure Entertainment Preservation Society. On the day of our founding, we published our first article. It was the research paper written by Rebekah and me on which the whole organization was based, The Production Code of 1930's Impact on America. We've come a long … Continue reading Clean with Breen: “PEPS’s Second Anniversary” for “The Second Annual Great Breening Blogathon” – Tiffany Brannan

Breening “Caesar and Cleopatra” (1945): “Mr. Breen Goes to England!” for “The Second Annual Great Breening Blogathon” – Rebekah Brannan

For The Second Annual Great Breening Blogathon, I, Rebekah Brannan, decided to Breen Caesar and Cleopatra, a British picture from 1945 starring Claude Rains and Vivien Leigh. This film features two famous British-American film actors whom England was reclaiming as its own in this film. The film is based on the Bernard Shaw play of the … Continue reading Breening “Caesar and Cleopatra” (1945): “Mr. Breen Goes to England!” for “The Second Annual Great Breening Blogathon” – Rebekah Brannan

Extension of “The Second Annual Great Breening Blogathon”

Ladies and gentleman, on September 27, I announced The Second Annual Great Breening Blogathon. Since I scheduled the blogathon for October 12-17, that was a rather late announcement. Although I had been contemplating the blogathon for months, other projects kept me from announcing it until late September. I knew that it was scheduled for a busy … Continue reading Extension of “The Second Annual Great Breening Blogathon”

“Censors Aren’t Lyricists” for “The Second Annual Great Breening Blogathon” – Tiffany Brannan

Today is October 14. Here at PEPS, it is a special holiday for us. We have declared October 14 to be Joseph Breen Appreciation Day, a holiday for all those who appreciate Code films from the Breen Era (1934-1954). This is a very special birthday, since it is the 130th anniversary of Joe Breen’s birth. … Continue reading “Censors Aren’t Lyricists” for “The Second Annual Great Breening Blogathon” – Tiffany Brannan

Clean with Breen: “The Sons and Daughters of Erin in Hollywood” for “The Second Annual Great Breening Blogathon” – Tiffany Brannan

If you watch a lot of films from the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, you might notice a strong Irish presence. There certainly was no shortage of Irish characters, actors, surnames, and influence in the Golden Era of Hollywood. Like everything else in classic Hollywood, this Irish presence had a definite cause. As part of The … Continue reading Clean with Breen: “The Sons and Daughters of Erin in Hollywood” for “The Second Annual Great Breening Blogathon” – Tiffany Brannan