Breening Thursday #42: “Svengali” from 1931; “Hypnotism and High Notes” for The Gothic Horror Blogathon

Today is Thursday, so it's time for another Breening Thursday article! Since today is October 31, this will be our last article this month. This year, Hallowe'en happens to be on a Thursday, so today's article is also our Hallowe'en post. As soon as I realized that Hallowe'en is on Thursday, I decided to breen … Continue reading Breening Thursday #42: “Svengali” from 1931; “Hypnotism and High Notes” for The Gothic Horror Blogathon

52 Code Films – Week #43: “It’s a Wonderful World” from 1939

Today is Sunday, so it's time for another 52 Code Films article. Every week, I watch at least one movie made in the United States between July of 1934 and 1954. This is the time period which many call the Golden Era of Hollywood. We call this specific period the American Breen Era, since it … Continue reading 52 Code Films – Week #43: “It’s a Wonderful World” from 1939

Film Fashion Friday 17. Katharine Hepburn’s Golf Outfit in “Pat and Mike” from 1952

Today is Friday, so it's time for another Film Fashion Friday article. This weekly series is meant to inspire people to wear vintage-themed fashion. There is no better source of vintage fashion than classic film costumes. Every week, I choose a different outfit from a movie and suggest products from Amazon which are similar. I … Continue reading Film Fashion Friday 17. Katharine Hepburn’s Golf Outfit in “Pat and Mike” from 1952

Breening Thursday #41: “Love Me Tonight” from 1932

Well, ladies and gentlemen, it's time for another Breening Thursday article! On October 14, I breened The River from 1984 for The Third Annual Great Breening Blogathon. It has been several weeks since I have published a regular breening article on Thursday. I decided to breen a pre-Code film today. I started breening this movie … Continue reading Breening Thursday #41: “Love Me Tonight” from 1932

Announcing The Happy Holidays Blogathon!

It is now later October, so the holiday season is all around us! Although Halloween is the holiday which is approaching fastest, stores are already full of Thanksgiving and even Christmas merchandise! It is a far cry from the commercial scene of the 1930s-50s, when it was considered disrespectful and greedy to advertise anything connected … Continue reading Announcing The Happy Holidays Blogathon!

52 Code Films – Week #42: “Another Thin Man” from 1939

Today is Sunday, so it's time for another 52 Code Films article. Every week, no matter what, I have to make sure that I watch at least one Code film which I have never seen before. It can be any movie, as long as it is an American film released between July of 1934 and … Continue reading 52 Code Films – Week #42: “Another Thin Man” from 1939

Round up the usual suspects! The Second Annual Claude Rains Blogathon is coming!

I can play the butcher, the baker, and the candlestick maker.¬†-¬†Claude Rains He may be invisible in one place, but he is sure to appear as a masked figure somewhere else! You may see him in a French Police uniform at the cafe, but he will most certainly be seen in princely medieval garments at … Continue reading Round up the usual suspects! The Second Annual Claude Rains Blogathon is coming!

Code Concepts #4. Foreign Films from the Breen Era

On Thursdays, I usually publish articles in my Breening Thursday series, my oldest weekly series. In these articles, I take movies made outside the Breen Code Era (1934-1954) and say how they would have been different if they were self-regulated by the Production Code Administration under Joseph Breen. During July, which was #CleanMovieMonth85, a month … Continue reading Code Concepts #4. Foreign Films from the Breen Era

PEPS’s Third Anniversary and Success in the Press!

Today is the Pure Entertainment Preservation Society's third anniversary! Three years ago today, we published our first article on this blog, The Production Code of 1930's Impact on America. This research paper which Rebekah and I wrote was the basis of our whole movement for bringing back the Motion Picture Production Code. Since then, we … Continue reading PEPS’s Third Anniversary and Success in the Press!

Joseph Breen’s Family Photographs; Happy Birthday, Mr. Breen!

Today is Joseph Breen's 131st birthday. In honor of this day, I am not going to post a lengthy tribute to his character and his wonderful work. I have done that in dozens of articles on this website. Instead, I am going to publish some pictures of him and his family which were shared with … Continue reading Joseph Breen’s Family Photographs; Happy Birthday, Mr. Breen!