Fashion Fridays: 1. Foundations

Today is Friday. It has been many weeks since I announced the series, but I am finally publishing the first article in our new series today, Film Fashion Fridays. This series is dedicated to bringing the beauty and glamour of the fashion from the Golden Era of Hollywood to our modern lives. Every week I … Continue reading Fashion Fridays: 1. Foundations

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Breening Thursday: 23. “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” from 1996 by Rebekah Brannan

This article was written by Rebekah Brannan as part of the Breening Thursdays series. For my next Breening Thursday article, I, Rebekah Brannan, had planned to write about the final Disney Renaissance Princess film, 1998's Mulan. However, I have instead chosen to breen the 1996 non-princess Disney cartoon The Hunchback of Notre Dame in honor of the … Continue reading Breening Thursday: 23. “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” from 1996 by Rebekah Brannan

52 Code Films – Week #15: “Winged Victory” from 1944

Today is Sunday, so it is time for another article in our weekly series 52 Code Films. In this series, I discover American movies from the Breen Code Era (1934-1954) which I haven't seen yet. Have you ever looked over a list of classic films and been shocked by how many of them you haven't … Continue reading 52 Code Films – Week #15: “Winged Victory” from 1944

52 Code Films – Week #14: “A Song to Remember” from 1945

Today is April 7, the first Sunday in April. As such, it is time for another article in our weekly series 52 Code Films. This series is all about discovering new movies from the Breen Era of Hollywood (1934-1954). Every week this year, I will watch a film from the Code Era which I have … Continue reading 52 Code Films – Week #14: “A Song to Remember” from 1945

Breening Thursday: 22. “Baby Face” from 1933

It is Thursday, so it is time for another breening article! My father, James Brannan, contributed last week's Breening Thursday article by self-regulating an early Shurlock Era film, Artists and Models from 1955. By doing this, he showed how quickly film content changed after Geoffrey Shurlock's succession as head of the PCA in October of 1954. Films … Continue reading Breening Thursday: 22. “Baby Face” from 1933

52 Code Films – Week #13: “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” from 1947

It is Sunday, so it is time for another article in our weekly Code film series, 52 Code Films. This series is a challenge I devised for myself to ensure that I watch many new movies from the Breen Era (1934-1954) this year. Every time I look at an actor's filmography, browse a director's portfolio, … Continue reading 52 Code Films – Week #13: “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” from 1947

What the Code Means to Me – March: “The Breen Code and its’ impact on Hollywood” by Paul Batters

  This article was written by Paul Batters of Silver Screen Classics. His analysis of the Code's influence, particularly regarding screwball comedy, is the March entry in our guest series, What the Code Means to Me. It was originally published on his website here. Mr. Batters, thank you for contributing the first article to our … Continue reading What the Code Means to Me – March: “The Breen Code and its’ impact on Hollywood” by Paul Batters

Breening Thursday: 21. “Artists and Models” from 1955 by James Brannan

This week's Breening Thursday article is written by James R. Brannan, the president of PEPS. Dean Martin ... Rick Todd Jerry Lewis ... Eugene Fullstack Shirley MacLaine ... Bessie Sparrowbrush Dorothy Malone ... Abigail 'Abby' Parker Eddie Mayehoff ... Mr. Murdock Artists and Models is a 1955 comedy starring the comedy team of Jerry Lewis … Continue reading Breening Thursday: 21. “Artists and Models” from 1955 by James Brannan

52 Code Films – Week #12: “Royal Wedding” from 1951

Today is Sunday, March 24. As such, it is time for the next article in our weekly Code film series, 52 Code Films. Every week this year, I have agreed to watch one new film from the American Breen Era (1934-1954). There are so many wonderful films which were made during those twenty years, yet … Continue reading 52 Code Films – Week #12: “Royal Wedding” from 1951

Suggestions for Future Breening Thursday Topics

Since November 1, 2018, Breening Thursdays has been a fairly consistent weekly series here at PEPS. With only a few exceptions because of holidays and conflicts, either I or another member of the Brannan family has breened an un-Code film each Thursday. We appreciate the support which our readers have shown for this series. Through … Continue reading Suggestions for Future Breening Thursday Topics