Category Archives: Pre-Code Film

The Man Who Gave Betty Her Boop-oop-a-doop

In the spring of 1992, the city of Scranton paid tribute to a kindly old musician who had relocated from Manhattan in the late 1950s. Sadly, it turned out to be a requiem. A few months later, Sammy Timberg was … Continue reading

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SAFE IN HELL (1931) from Warner Archive: When it Comes to Pre-Code, Seeing is Believing

“Black & white movies are so boring and fake,” a co-worker once said to me, with an accompanying look of disgust usually afforded to those who belch audibly in public places. In my younger days, I might have taken the … Continue reading

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Pre-Code Classics Shine Again in “Forbidden Hollywood” Volumes 4 and 5 from Warner Archive

“For me, the real ‘Classic Era’ in Hollywood was the mid-1930s until about 1959,” host Robert Osborne said at the third annual TCM Classic Film Festival in April. Coincidentally, those years also bookend the period during which the Motion Picture … Continue reading

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Warren William Macking on Women

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