Film Fashion Fridays: 6. Three-Piece Suits on Three Gentlemen in “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” from 1939

Today is Friday, so it is time for another Film Fashion Fridays article. This week, I am at last going to publish the second article about gentlemen's vintage fashion, which I delayed since last week because I wrote an entry in The Jeanne Crain Blogathon. So far, I have written four articles in this series … Continue reading Film Fashion Fridays: 6. Three-Piece Suits on Three Gentlemen in “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” from 1939

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Breening Thursday #29: “We’re Not Dressing” from 1934

Today is Thursday, so it is time for another Breening Thursday article. Since today is May 30, this will be the last article in the series which I publish this month. We have been breening a lot of Shurlock Era films recently. I think that it has been too long since I breened a pre-Code … Continue reading Breening Thursday #29: “We’re Not Dressing” from 1934

Newsflash! Pre-Code vs. Pro-Code on June 23

Newsflash! This illustrated presentation will offer two viewpoints on the “pre-Code” era (1930 to 1934), when Hollywood ignored the lax Production Code, releasing films that dealt with adult themes. Mark A. Vieira says: "These saucy, cynical films were an honest expression of the times, advancing the art of film." Tiffany Brannan says: "Pre-Code films were … Continue reading Newsflash! Pre-Code vs. Pro-Code on June 23

52 Code Films – Week #21: “Salome, Where She Danced” from 1945; “Who is the Real Villain?” for The Great Villain Blogathon

We have reached the end of another week, so it is time for the next 52 Code Films article. As in every week this year, I watched one new movie from the American Breen Era (1934-1954) this week which I have never seen before. Now, as on every other Sunday, I am reviewing that film. … Continue reading 52 Code Films – Week #21: “Salome, Where She Danced” from 1945; “Who is the Real Villain?” for The Great Villain Blogathon

Film Fashion Friday #5: Jeanne Crain’s White Outfit from “Leave Her to Heaven” from 1945

Today is Friday, so it is time for another Film Fashion Fridays article. In my weekly articles in this series, I choose an outfit from a movie which is great in itself or which represents a concept, and I explain how you can recreate that outfit with products from Amazon.com for your own vintage style. … Continue reading Film Fashion Friday #5: Jeanne Crain’s White Outfit from “Leave Her to Heaven” from 1945

Breening Thursday #28: “South Pacific” from 1958

Today is Thursday, so it is time for another Breening Thursday article. On Sunday, we republished an article by Movie Critic of Movies Meet Their Match. This article was our article for May in our monthly guest series, What the Code Means to Me. Every participant in this series gets to make two suggestions for … Continue reading Breening Thursday #28: “South Pacific” from 1958

Jimmy Stewart in “Born to Dance” from 1936: Born to Act

Today would have been Jimmy Stewart's 111th birthday. Happy Birthday, Mr. Stewart! In honor of this anniversary, Movie Critic of Movies Meet Their Match is hosting a blogathon in this wonderful classic actor's honor, the Jimmy Stewart Blogathon. Yesterday, I participated in this blogathon with an article about Jimmy Stewart's second credited role, the murderous … Continue reading Jimmy Stewart in “Born to Dance” from 1936: Born to Act

An Unlikely Murderer: Jimmy Stewart in “Rose Marie” from 1936

When I think of classic actors who seem like genuinely kind, honorable, likable gentlemen, Jimmy Stewart is at the top of the list. He was famous in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s for playing down-to-earth, genuine, and often bashful characters. He is often called Jimmy "Aw, Shucks" Stewart in fond reference to his many shy … Continue reading An Unlikely Murderer: Jimmy Stewart in “Rose Marie” from 1936

What the Code Means to Me – May: “What the Code Means to Me ~ Thoughts On Why I Appreciate It” by Movie Critic

This article was written by Movie Critic of Movies Meet Their Match. Her analysis of the Code's influence and the assurance of decency it gives is the May entry in our guest series, What the Code Means to Me. It was originally published on her website here. Movie Critic, thank you for contributing the third article to … Continue reading What the Code Means to Me – May: “What the Code Means to Me ~ Thoughts On Why I Appreciate It” by Movie Critic

52 Code Films – Week #20: “Young Man with a Horn” from 1950

Today is Sunday, so it is time for another article in one of our weekly series, 52 Code Films. At the end of each week in 2019, I review the new Code film which I watched that week. I have determined to watch at least one movie from the American Breen Era (1934-1954) which I … Continue reading 52 Code Films – Week #20: “Young Man with a Horn” from 1950