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Middle Child

Do you recognize the middle boy, flanked by siblings Catherine and Dick in the 1930s? Former magician, DeLorean investor, proficient drummer, and lover of Wint O Green Life Savers–are you getting warmer? 33 more words


Photo of the Day - 02/24/17 ("Lone Traveler", 1939)

Daily Photo — “Lone Traveler, 1939”

Use the photos posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of a  36 more words


Applauding Stalin: Living in a Totalitarian State

This extended quotation from Alexander Solzhenitsyn’s book Gulag Archipelago illustrates the sheer unrelenting terror that citizens in the Soviet Union lived in during the 1930s.

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Rich and Strange (1931, Alfred Hitchcock)


“It should have been more successful,” Alfred Hitchcock said in 1962 of his oddball comedy Rich and Strange, made thirty years earlier. An “innocents abroad” marital odyssey about a couple falling apart during an expensive vacation but by no means an affectionate screwball affair, it stands dead-center in the director’s least fondly remembered period, when he was under contract to British International Pictures and apparently had only sporadic control over his material as his relationship with the studio became more fraught (accompanied by his salary expanding, the box office returns for his work shrinking). 3,896 more words

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Further back in time for dinner, episode 4

Episode 4, the 1930s.

Fair warning, the 1930s and 1940s are my area of expertise.
As a historical consultant I advice film, tv and museums on this era and consider myself obsessed with this era. 2,129 more words

Back In Time For Dinner

'G' Men (1935)

  • This movie starts with a bizarre intro that was added in 1948 – it consists of a man standing in front of a room of FBI trainees (on the brink of the Bureau’s 25th anniversary of existence), telling them that this movie does not display modern fashions, but it does feature hoodlums, who, the man states, “are still the same as they were then” – they are still “public enemies.”
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Episode 42 - Frankenstein & Bride of Frankenstein

In episode 42 of the CTGY podcast, Kelly and Rich go old school to discuss Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein.

Other topics inlude Tales from the Crypt, Jurassic World 2,Van Helsing, Jeepers Creepers 3, Friday the 13th, The Predator, Hellboy 3, The Purge, Cult of Chucky and more. 47 more words