I try to keep you, my readers, informed of what I am doing in other fields besides writing here at PEPS. Recently, three things which have happened which were not only good opportunities for me but great steps in the progress of our cause of pure entertainment.
Firstly, my eleventh article for the Epoch Times was published online on Saturday. It is a “Popcorn & Inspiration” review of The African Queen from 1951. I explained why this is a good first Code film for adventure film fans to watch. You can read it here.
Last week, the new issue of Shine On Hollywood Magazine came out. This issue was the 3rd Annual HFPA 2020 Special Edition Jan-March issue. A large section of this magazine was dedicated to SOHM’s coverage of the 40th Anniversary celebration of Knots Landing, a popular soap opera that ran from 1979 to 1993. I represented Shine On Hollywood on the red carpet at this VIP event. My article about the event is on pages 110-115, along with pictures of my family and me with the celebrities there. A video of my interviews with the three leading ladies, Joan Van Ark, Donna Mills, and Michele Lee, is also embedded in the magazine, which you can see here.
On Sunday, I was featured as a guest on a weekly radio show called “The Barak Lurie Show.” It airs Sunday mornings on AM870, The Answer. Mr. Lurie is a respected Los Angeles attorney and best-selling author. As the guest speaker, I explained why I think modern pandemic films like Contagion (2011) have influenced Americans’ reaction to COVID-19. I described the Motion Picture Production Code’s basis of responsible filmmaking, without which, movies have become irresponsible and dangerous. If you click here, you can see the archives of Mr. Lurie’s past shows. The April 12 show is at the top. My feature begins at 33:15.
I hope that these sources give you some entertaining material until my next article here on PEPS. If there is ever a Code movie you would like me to review, an un-Code you want me to breen, an aspect of the Breen Era you would like me to explain, or any other topic you would like to see covered, please let us know in a comment. We love your suggestions!
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