Mr. Breen Goes To the Village

Welcome back, Mr. Breen! Although it's pretty gentrified nowadays, Greenwich Village has always had a reputation for counter-culturalism and being a haven for artists and other creative types. It's always been a tempting setting for a story, even during the Production Code Era, when an undiluted bohemian Village didn't exactly meet Mr. Breen's standards. 20th … Continue reading Mr. Breen Goes To the Village

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Stage To Screen: Something For the Boys

Happy Fourth of July, all! During World War Two, there was no shortage of entertainment that encouraged audiences to do their part and help the servicepeople. Movies, radio, magazines, Broadway...every platform was used to the fullest. Sometimes the results came off better than others, of course, and one example of the "others" isĀ Something For the … Continue reading Stage To Screen: Something For the Boys

Shamedown #1: That Night In Rio

So it's come to this...my first Walk of Shame. Platonically speaking, of course... šŸ™‚ If anyone wants to know why this post is called a Shamedown, please visit the fine folks atĀ Cinema Shame. MGM was, of course, the musical powerhouse of the studio era, but it's always interesting to see what the other studios came … Continue reading Shamedown #1: That Night In Rio