Announcing The Luck o’ the Irish Blogathon!

Maureen O'Hara The top o' the morning to you, colleens and lads! As regular readers of PEPS know, our main focus here is the Motion Picture Production Code and its enforcement for twenty years by the Production Code Administration, which was headed by Joseph I. Breen from 1934 to 1954. Both the Code's principle author, … Continue reading Announcing The Luck o’ the Irish Blogathon!

100 New Code Films – #96. “A Streetcar” Named Desire” from 1951; Mid-Century New Orleans

Today is Wednesday, and it is time for me to publish this week's first 100 New Code Films article. In all but four weeks of 2020, one of which was last week, I publish two articles in this series. Each article is a review of an American Breen Era (1934-1954) film which I have watched … Continue reading 100 New Code Films – #96. “A Streetcar” Named Desire” from 1951; Mid-Century New Orleans

Announcing The Unhappy Valentines Blogathon!

Audrey Hepburn playing Cupid As we were planning possible blogathons to host here at PEPS in 2021, the idea of a St. Valentine's Day blogathon occurred to us. Two years ago, we hosted The Singing Sweethearts Blogathon in honor of Jeanette MacDonald and Nelson Eddy's onscreen pairing around the holiday of love. This year, we … Continue reading Announcing The Unhappy Valentines Blogathon!

100 New Code Films – #95. “Citizen Kane” from 1941; Agnes’s Debut

Today is Sunday, time to publish a 100 New Code Films article. In most weeks of 2020, I publish two articles in this series. However, in four weeks, I must only publish one to equal 100 reviews in all. This is the third such week of the year. The purpose of this series is to … Continue reading 100 New Code Films – #95. “Citizen Kane” from 1941; Agnes’s Debut

Lauritz Melchior, the Opera Character

For the ninth year in a row, Paula of Paula's Cinema Club, Aurora of Once Upon a Screen, and Kellee Pratt of Outspoken and Freckled are hosting their celebration of classic Hollywood's unforgettable supporting characters, The "What a Character!" Blogathon. This is the chance for bloggers to write about their favorite character actors and actresses, … Continue reading Lauritz Melchior, the Opera Character

What the Code Means to Me – December 2020: “What the Code Means to Me” by Anthony Valdez

This article was written by Anthony Valdez, an interested reader of PEPS. His explanation of his discovery of the Code is the December 2020 entry in our guest series, What the Code Means to Me. Since he doesn’t have a blog, we are publishing the article here. Anthony, thank you for contributing the tenth article to … Continue reading What the Code Means to Me – December 2020: “What the Code Means to Me” by Anthony Valdez