Film Fashion Friday 20. Thelma Ritter’s Pencil Dress in “The Model and the Marriage Broker” from 1951; “Character Couture” for The Eight Annual What a Character Blogathon

Today is Friday. It's the beginning of another weekend, so that means that it's time for another Film Fashion Friday article! Every week, I choose a different costume from a Code film and describe how the outfit can be reproduced with clothes from Amazon. A Code film is an American movie made between 1934 and … Continue reading Film Fashion Friday 20. Thelma Ritter’s Pencil Dress in “The Model and the Marriage Broker” from 1951; “Character Couture” for The Eight Annual What a Character Blogathon

Phantom of the Opera Poster Competition on Facebook!

From November 15 to 20, our Facebook page is hosting an art competition! Rebekah and I are seeking an original poster for our four-act ballet,¬†Phantom of the Opera: The Ballet.¬†Featuring classical music and our original choreography, the story we wrote is based on the original Gaston Leroux novel, Le Fantome de l'Opera, and the 1943 … Continue reading Phantom of the Opera Poster Competition on Facebook!

“Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison” from 1957; “A Perfect Marine in a Perfect Un-Code Film” for The Send in the Marines Blog-A-Thon

Today is Veterans Day, so I would like to thank all the veterans who read this for their fearless and selfless service in defense of our country. Yesterday and today, J-Dub of Dubsism and Gill Jacobs of ReelWeegieMidget Reviews are hosting The Send in the Marines Blogathon. This blogathon is intended to commemorate the 244th … Continue reading “Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison” from 1957; “A Perfect Marine in a Perfect Un-Code Film” for The Send in the Marines Blog-A-Thon

52 Code Films – Week #45: “Key Largo” from 1948

Today is Sunday, so it's time for another 52 Code Films article! Today's feature is the forty-fifth in the series. I have seem a lot of wonderful Code movies during this year so far, and there are still seven weeks left in the series for this year! In late December, I will announce my plans … Continue reading 52 Code Films – Week #45: “Key Largo” from 1948

Film Fashion Friday 19. Claude Rains’s Double-Breasted Tuxedo in “Notorious” from 1946; “A Dapper Villain” for The Second Annual Claude Rains Blogathon

Today is Friday, so it's time for another Film Fashion Fridays. Every week, I choose a different costume from a Code film (1934-1954) made in America, and I describe how it can be reproduced with items from Amazon. Thus, I hope to encourage my readers to adopt a vintage fashion as their regular style. There … Continue reading Film Fashion Friday 19. Claude Rains’s Double-Breasted Tuxedo in “Notorious” from 1946; “A Dapper Villain” for The Second Annual Claude Rains Blogathon

Round up the Usual Suspects! “The Second Annual Claude Rains Blogathon” is here!

  Gather 'round, everyone! "The Claude Rains Blogathon" is here at last! Do not be alarmed. This is merely "the customary round-up of refugees, liberals, and, of course, a beautiful young girl for Monsieur Renault, the prefect of police." Over the next three days we will be celebrating this great star of the cinema as … Continue reading Round up the Usual Suspects! “The Second Annual Claude Rains Blogathon” is here!

52 Code Films – Week #44: “Cover Girl” from 1944

Today is Sunday, so it's time for another 52 Code Films article. Every week, I choose a movie which I have never seen before, and I watch it. It can be any movie, as long as it is an American film made between 1934 and 1954. We call this period the American Breen Era. It … Continue reading 52 Code Films – Week #44: “Cover Girl” from 1944

Film Fashion Friday 18. Ladies’ Handkerchiefs

Today is Friday, so it's time for another Film Fashion Friday article. I started this series to encourage people to take fashion inspiration from the vintage glamour in classic films, as we do. The costumes from Code films provide a wealth of outfit ideas for ladies and gentlemen of all ages. By providing links to … Continue reading Film Fashion Friday 18. Ladies’ Handkerchiefs