Ladies and gentlemen, it’s been hit and miss on the website recently. If you’ve been following PEPS’s recent activity, you’ll know that it’s mostly been miss. For the last few months, our monthly blogathons have been our only activity. In September and now October, I just haven’t been able to host a blogathon. I’ve been so busy with outside activities and other writing commitments that, sadly, I’ve been neglecting PEPS.
Today is Joseph Breen’s 133rd birthday. If you are a regular reader of PEPS, you know that Joseph I. Breen was the head of the Production Code Administration from 1934 to 1954 and the only true enforcer of the Motion Picture Production Code. As such, he is my personal hero. Since 2017, the second year of our blog’s existence, we have hosted a Great Breen Blogathon around his birthday to celebrate the event. It also commemorates our anniversary, which is tomorrow. On October 15, 2021, PEPS will be six years old!
Friends, thank you for accompanying us on this journey. I’ve learned so much about the Code and Old Hollywood during the past six years, and I hope I’ve shared some interesting information with you. I’ve also made some great friends. I’m grateful for your support.
This is by no means the end of PEPS. I feel like I’m getting a better hold on my writing schedule now, and I plan to make weekly PEPS articles part of that. Obviously, 100+ New Code Films won’t be finished as planned. I intend to use a less rigid schedule from now on and just to write what and when I want. I will be announcing blogathons for November and December in a couple of days.
Let me know if you would like us to host a Breening Blogathon this year. You can look at past events which are linked in the sidebar. If you think that sounds like fun, leave a comment to let me know, and we’ll make that our November blogathon. If not, I look forward to your joining two other blogathons which we will host in the rest of the year!
I feel bad that I wasn’t able to host a blogathon on Mr. Breen’s birthday this year, but I know that he would be very pleased about and proud of the other progress which the cause is making, outside of this blog. I have been writing two articles per month for the Epoch Times for two years now. All those articles have been about classic movies and traditional entertainment. In almost all of them, I have mentioned the Code and Joe Breen. Those articles are published online and in print nationally, and they receive some wonderful comments and lots of shares online! That means that hundreds or thousands of people are reading about the Code and learning about the importance of clean movies. I think that’s an accomplishment of which Mr. Breen, a newspaperman himself, would be very proud.
In honor of his birthday, I would like to share some of my recent Epoch Times articles. I hope you enjoy them!
Let me know which ones are your favorites.
Happy Birthday, Mr. Breen!
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