52 Code Films – Week #39: “The Spanish Main” from 1945

Today is Sunday, so it is time for another 52 Code Films article. Every week this year, I have agreed to write at least one article in this series. I start by watching at least one new Code film, an American movie made between 1934 and 1954, earlier in the week. On Sunday, I review … Continue reading 52 Code Films – Week #39: “The Spanish Main” from 1945

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Film Fashion Fridays: 14. Fred Astaire’s Golf Outfit in “Carefree” from 1938

Today is Friday, so it's time for another Film Fashion Fridays article. Every week, I choose a different outfit from a Code film (1934-1954) and use it to represent a fashion concept. Then, I choose products from Amazon which are similar to the elements of these outfits and recommend them. I include clickable images which … Continue reading Film Fashion Fridays: 14. Fred Astaire’s Golf Outfit in “Carefree” from 1938

The Phantom in 49: Breening “The Phantom of the Opera” by Andrew Lloyd Webber

When Rebekah planned her Phantom of the Opera Blogathon, I tried to think of a good topic. I wanted to write an apropos article which would be an interesting addition to the site at large as well as to the blogathon. Finally, last week, it occurred to me that the most interesting article I could … Continue reading The Phantom in 49: Breening “The Phantom of the Opera” by Andrew Lloyd Webber

The Singing Sweethearts in Yeston and Kopit’s “Phantom” by Rebekah Brannan

This article was written by Rebekah Brannan for The Phantom of the Opera Blogathon. In 1935, the film Naughty Marietta was debuted in theaters, making Nelson Eddy and Jeanette Macdonald one of the great film couples. In 1991, the play Phantom was debuted at Theater Under the Stars in Houston, Texas. The two were never destined … Continue reading The Singing Sweethearts in Yeston and Kopit’s “Phantom” by Rebekah Brannan

“I Worked for the Phantom” by James Brannan

This article was written by James Brannan, the president of PEPS, as part of The Phantom of the Opera Blogathon. “Hello, Jim! I'm Michael!” I had buzzed the call box on the outside gate of a lovely home in a coastal town about an hour south of Los Angeles. The gate had opened, and I'd … Continue reading “I Worked for the Phantom” by James Brannan

It’s here! The Phantom of the Opera Blogathon!

    "'I fell back against the wall and he came up to me, grinding his teeth, and, as I fell upon my knees, he hissed mad, incoherent words and curses at me. Leaning over me, he cried, "Look! You want to see! See! Feast your eyes, glut your soul on my cursed ugliness! Look … Continue reading It’s here! The Phantom of the Opera Blogathon!

52 Code Films – Week #38: “A Star is Born” from 1954; “The Brightest Star” for “Siskel and Ebert at the Blogathon”

Today is Sunday, so it's time for another 52 Code Films article. Every week this year, I have pledged to watch at least one new movie from the American Breen Era (1934-1954), the years when Joseph I. Breen led the Production Code Administration's enforcement of the Code. Thus, all the Hollywood movies were carefully self-regulated … Continue reading 52 Code Films – Week #38: “A Star is Born” from 1954; “The Brightest Star” for “Siskel and Ebert at the Blogathon”

Film Fashion Fridays: 13. Janet Leigh’s Pink Swing Dress in “Confidentially Connie” from 1953

Today is Friday, so it’s time for another article in our weekly series about fashion, Film Fashion Fridays. Every week, I choose a different outfit or fashion concept from a Code film and use pictures from one or more movies as examples. Then, I provide pictures of products from Amazon which I recommend for recreating … Continue reading Film Fashion Fridays: 13. Janet Leigh’s Pink Swing Dress in “Confidentially Connie” from 1953

Breening Thursday #40: “Platinum Blonde” from 1931

Today is Thursday, so it’s time for another Breening Thursday article. Every Thursday, either I or one of my family members takes a movie made outside of the American Breen Era (1934-1954), also known as an un-Code film, and hypothesizes about how it would have been different if the Production Code Administration had self-regulated it. … Continue reading Breening Thursday #40: “Platinum Blonde” from 1931

Announcing The Third Annual Great Breening Blogathon!

Ladies and Gentlemen, it's that time of year again! As the air begins to get nippy in the evenings and the first day of fall is just around the corner, we are making our plans for the autumnal season. Here at PEPS, October is the time when we host our most important important blogathon of … Continue reading Announcing The Third Annual Great Breening Blogathon!