Joseph I. Breen: America’s Moral Guardian

Today is Joseph Breen's birthday, so I have made it the highlight of the blogathon celebrating his life, "The Great Breening Blogathon!" Many articles in this blogathon are dedicated to breening un-Sealed films, others are dedicated to exploring the Code itself, and some are dedicated to describing Code films which could have been made. Since … Continue reading Joseph I. Breen: America’s Moral Guardian

Advertisements

THE GREAT BREENING BLOGATHON: DAY 1!

Today is the first day of the Great Breening Blogathon, PEPS's very first blogathon! I would like to thank all the kind and generous people who have agreed to participate. We have a very interesting array of talent, topics, and opinions on the roster. I am grateful because the participants have not only shown support … Continue reading THE GREAT BREENING BLOGATHON: DAY 1!

THE GREAT BREENING BLOGATHON: “Mean to Me:” Ruth Etting’s Story in 1939 by Tiffany and Rebekah Brannan

This article was written by Tiffany and Rebekah Brannan, the founders of the Pure Entertainment Preservation Society. Ruth Etting was a very popular singer in the 1920s and 30s. In 1938, her career had declined, and she had officially retired by moving to Colorado, but her name was still well-known because of the dramatic court … Continue reading THE GREAT BREENING BLOGATHON: “Mean to Me:” Ruth Etting’s Story in 1939 by Tiffany and Rebekah Brannan

THE GREAT BREENING BLOGATHON: “Dodsworth” from 1936 by William Ferry

This article was written by William Ferry, one of the members of the Golden Age of Hollywood.                                                             Dodsworth (1936) The Technical Stuff (courtesy of Wikipedia)                                                            … Continue reading THE GREAT BREENING BLOGATHON: “Dodsworth” from 1936 by William Ferry

THE GREAT BREENING BLOGATHON: “Ring of Love:” An Original Movie from 1940 by Rebekah Brannan

This article was written by Rebekah Brannan, one of the founders of the Pure Entertainment Preservation Society. For the Great Breening Blogathon, I decided to write about an original idea I have for a film which could have been made in 1940 by MGM. It would have been directed by Robert Z. Leonard and produced … Continue reading THE GREAT BREENING BLOGATHON: “Ring of Love:” An Original Movie from 1940 by Rebekah Brannan

June Allyson as Ellie Andrews in “You Can’t Run Away from It” from 1956

Simoa of Champagne for Lunch is hosting her first blogathon to celebrate the 100th birthday of "America's Sweetheart with the Froggy Voice," The June Allyson Centenary Blogathon. June Allyson was a wonderful actress and a very pretty lady. Her sweet presence and charming talent were a great addition to many films. I am going to … Continue reading June Allyson as Ellie Andrews in “You Can’t Run Away from It” from 1956

“Texas, Brooklyn, and Heaven:” A Charming Snippet of 1948

Texas, Brooklyn, and Heaven is a 1948 B-picture which was made by Robert S. Golden Productions but distributed by United Artists. This simple, unassuming little picture will never be called a masterpiece, but it has simple charm which makes it endearing to me. As the title implies, this movie is about Texas, Brooklyn, and a … Continue reading “Texas, Brooklyn, and Heaven:” A Charming Snippet of 1948

James Cagney and Doris Day, The Perfect Couple That Never Got Together

James Cagney and Doris Day were a great team. There was a special magic when they worked together. Perhaps it was because they were very good friends. She had a lot of respect for his talent and experience, saying that he was the most professional actor with whom she ever worked, and he respected her, … Continue reading James Cagney and Doris Day, The Perfect Couple That Never Got Together

How to Breen!

If you have read anything about "The Great Breening Blogathon," PEPS's first blogathon, which I have been promoting aggressively in the past couple weeks, you have doubtless encountered the verb breen many times. Breen, as well as its synonym, joebreen, was a verb which was coined by Variety during the Golden Era to describe exactly … Continue reading How to Breen!

Ice Cream Sodas and Soda Jerks at the Egyptian Theatre

The Egyptian Theatre had a wonderful event on that Sunday afternoon. It was a beautiful September day in Hollywood, and the courtyard was filled with people who were standing in line, waiting for ice cream sodas. As the soda jerk whipped up the colorful sodas, the patrons listened to the music of a ukulele player, … Continue reading Ice Cream Sodas and Soda Jerks at the Egyptian Theatre