HOT & BOTHERED???

WELL YOU’VE COME TO  THE RIGHT PLACE. 

I think for us classic film fans there are seminal milestone years for classic motion pictures: 1947 for Film Noir, 1939 for The Golden Age and 1932. Now I don’t know if there’s any thing officially official about it, but for me, 1932 is the heart and creme de la creme of Pre-Code. Feel free to disagree with me ( ...on your own blog. )

HOT & BOTHERED BLOGATHON ~ ( Shanghai Express )

1932 had no idea it would be in the middle of what’s now known as the Pre-Code era ( 1930 – 1934 ). Or that Joseph Breen would put his foot down on what Will Hays started. I have a feeling if we had kept cinema on the path of lingerie, pre-marital sex and just wild and crazy and frank times, ( thereby giving the genre a different name since there’d be no ‘pre’ or ‘post’ anything ) America might’ve been a better place for it. We wouldn’t be an uptight and Puritanical country. We think we’re not, but we are. We wouldn’t have needed the 60’s to sexually revolutionize us. Other countries wouldn’t shake their heads in astonishment at how we fear sex but love violence. Sex would be just a matter-of-fact fact of life.

To celebrate one of the seminal years of pre-code, we are presenting our “HOT & BOTHERED: FILMS OF 1932 BLOGATHON.” And I can’t tell you how proud and happy I am to be co-hosting this blogathon with blogger Aurora of ONCE UPON A SCREEN. You all know her. She’s a vet in these parts, whose blog I’ve enjoyed. We both look forward to reading your entries and linking the world-at-large to your posts. We’ve got banners for you to use with your posts including the one above. There are just a couple of guidelines for you:

  • No duplicates or re-prints of past posts. 1932 was a pretty big year for
    movies as you can see from this list. My post will be on “Trouble in Paradise”
    and Aurora will write about “Island of Lost Souls.”
  • You can submit your film of choice here in my Comments sections below, or
    over at Aurora’s blog. First come, first serve. You might consider a first and second choice of film, just in case your first choice is taken by another blogger.
  • Please include your blog’s NAME and URL along with your film of choice.
  • Aurora and I will take turns hosting our blogathon. When you’re actually ready
    to post, Aurora will cover posts submitted Saturday July 9th and I will cover
    posts received Sunday July 10th.
  • Help us spread the word by including one of the event banners on your blog and your submission. Yeah, I designed all these banners…but guess who came up with the pithy title “Hot & Bothered”? That’s right…from the mind of Aurora.
  • How can you NOT have fun. It’s pre-code. It’s 1932!!!

As soon as I get a submission, you will be able to find a roster of what film each blogger will tackle by scrolling below these banners.

Go to my Comments section, and tell me what film you’d like to write about. Thanks a lot for joining us. Now let’s do 1932 proud. Let’s ALL get hot and bothered!!!!!!!!!

HOT & BOTHERED BLOGATHON ~ ( A Farewell to Arms )

HOT & BOTHERED BLOGATHON ~ ( Call Her Savage )

HOT & BOTHERED BLOGATHON ~ ( Sign of the Cross )

Looks like ALPHABETICAL (film-wise ) is the way to go, so…

“20,000 YEARS IN SING SING” …….. Speakeasy
“AMERICAN MADNESS”  …………… The Shelly Blog
“ANIMAL KINGDOM” …………………. Breathing Movies
BACKSTREET” ……………………… Meredy’s Place
“BEAST OF THE CITY” ………………  Caftan Woman
BETTY BOOP ………………………… 
Blog of the Darned

“BILL OF DIVORCEMENT” …………  Cinema Crossroads
“BLONDE VENUS” …………………..  Cinema Cities
CALL HER SAVAGE” ……………….  Cinephiled
“CYNARA”   …………………………..  Trudy Ring ( Guest Writer 😀 )
“DANCERS IN THE DARK” …………Classic Reel Girl
“DARK HORSE, THE” ……………..   Apocalypse Later
“THE DENTIST” ……………………… MovieMovieBlogBlog
“DOCTOR X” ………………………..   Mike’s Take On The Movies
“FREAKS” …………………………….  Crítica Retrô
“GRAND HOTEL” ……………………  Second Sight Cinema
“HORSE FEATHERS” ………………… Pillow Shots
“I AM A FUGITIVE FROM A CHAIN GANG” Old Hollywood Films
“ISLAND OF LOST SOULS” ………… Once Upon A Screen
“LAW and ORDER” ……………  Classic Films: Flickers of Silver & Gold
“LOVE ME TONIGHT” ……………….  Le Mot Du Cinephilique
“MISS PINKERTON”
…………………..Mildred’s Fatburgers
“MOST DANGEROUS GAME ……….  Wide Screen World
“MUMMY. THE” ……………………….   Film Dirt
“NIGHT COURT” …………………….  SuperVistaRamaColorScope

“NIGHT WORLD”
 ………………..       Phantom Empires
“NO MAN OF HER OWN” ………….   Flapper Dame
“NO MORE ORCHIDS” ……………..  Carole & Co.

“OLD DARK HOUSE. THE” ………….  Silver Screenings
“PASSIONATE PLUMBER, THE” ……  An Ode to Dust
“RAIN” ……………………………….. The Old Hollywood Garden
“RED DUST” …………………………. In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood
“RED-HEADED WOMAN” ………..    The Basement Tan
“RICH AND STRANGE” ……………   The Wonderful World of Cinema
“SCARFACE” ………………………… Amy’s Rib: A Life of Film
“SHANGHAI EXPRESS”…………..,… Outspoken & Freckled
“SIGN OF THE CROSS, THE”   …………… Movie Mania Madness
“SINNERS IN THE SUN”  ………….    Phyllis Loves Classic Movies
“STRANGE LOVE OF MOLLY LOUVAIN, THE”  ~ Shadows & Satin
“TARZAN, THE APE MAN” …………  Wolffian Classics Movies Digest
“TAXI!” …………………………………….  Back to Golden Days
“THIRTEEN WOMEN” ………………  The Stop Button
“THREE BROADWAY GIRLS”  …….   A Classic Movie Blog
“THREE ON A MATCH” …………….. Eyes On Kite
“TROUBLE IN PARADISE” ………….. CineMaven’s Essays From the Couch
“TWO SECONDS” …………………..  BNoirDetour
“UNASHAMED” ……………………… Noirish
“UNION DEPOT” …………………….  Dreaming In The Balocny
“WHAT PRICE HOLLYWOOD?…… Girls Do Films




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98 thoughts on “HOT & BOTHERED???

    • That’s great Danny. Please pick one and let me know. Don’t dilly dally now. We want you to pick which film hot and bothers you. 🙂

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      • Okay, I pick “Call Her Savage.” I think Clara Bow needs some love, especially since this was her second to last film before she retired at the elderly age of 27! To be honest, I haven’t seen “Smilin’ Through” yet but was attracted to it because it features one of the first screen appearances by our Cora Sue Collins!

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      • Hi Danny ~ Glad you made a decision…Let’s give Clara Bow some love. Well…you being a man, you’ll have a better shot at that. Let us know how it is when you write about her in “Call Me Savage.” I’m putting you down for it. I LOVE “Smilin’ Through” and now that I’ve discovered Cora Sue Collins…I’m all about Cora Sue Collins. I’m wishing her all kinds of good health. I want to see her featured at 2017’s TCM Film Festival…and the only one to do a great interview with her would be writer Cari Beauchamp. Thanks for joining our blogathon. ( Psst! Be careful. Clara has a whip!!! )

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    • “The Dentist”? Sure…we know how debauched W.C.Fields is. ( Actually, I don’t. But I’m willing to learn. ) I’ll put you down for that film Steve, and thank you for joining in. 🙂

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  1. Morning Miss T—

    This is a duplicate; I also posted the request at Aurora’s…

    I’m giving you three titles, in order of preference, in case I’ve been closed out of any, not because I want to write about all three:
    1) Grand Hotel
    2) Blonde Venus
    3) Beauty and the Boss

    Hope you’re recovering from the big thing last week…

    Great blogathon idea!

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    • Hi Lesley…as of now…right now…this second…at 10:40am…all three are available. Please, pick one right now…and it’s yours. So…which one will it be? The longer you wait to decide, the more chance one of your titles will be taken. So……

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      • Oh Lesley ( 😦 ) Here’s where the hosting duties get tough ( as you well know. ) Another blogger from “In the Good Old Days of Hollywood” requested “Grand Hotel” just a little earlier than your decision ( check the time stamp so you won’t kill me ). You had two other choices? Are you good with picking between your other choices ( “Blonde Venus” or “Beauty and the Boss”? ) Please let me know. I’m sorry.

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    • Crystal…there was confusion on MY part re: the two “Grand Hotel” entries. You should be hearing from my co-host shortly and I hope you will still want to participate with another entry.

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  2. Yo Sis, ignore my last comment, which I wrote before I saw YOUR last comment (this is getting complicated)! Thank you, Grand Hotel it is!

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    • Yes Lesley. “GRAND HOTEL” it is. Look forward to reading it…and again, MEA CULPA for MY misinterpretation. HELL, CO-HOSTING is NOT for kids.

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  3. WHEW! My first day co-hosting with Aurora and I’ve misinterpreted what I’m reading. My apologies to you, Lesley and to Crystal. Lesley…after discussing this with my co-host, you will be officially on the roster for “GRAND HOTEL.” Again… my apologies.

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  4. I’ll cover “Dancers in the Dark.” Never seen it, but the plot looks interesting, and I’ve been meaning to watch more Miriam Hopkins films.

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    • Crikey…an EASY one for me to get. Swell. Bonnie. I’m putting you down for “DANCERS IN THE DARK.” Looks like we both don’t know the movie. I’m always ready to learn.

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    • “Red Dust” is plum pre-code, prime hot and bothered. Don’t burn up your computer writing about Gable AND Harlow. Thanks for joining!

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  5. Love this blogathon idea! I’d like to write about Blonde Venus for the occasion. I’ve been meaning to see it, so this blogathon is a good excuse for me to finally watch it. 🙂

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    • Oh man…Myrna as a serial killer ( of sorts ). Yes, Andrew. I’ll put you down for “THIRTEEN WOMEN.” Thanks for joining our blogathon. We’re gonna have partaaaay!

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    • Yes BNoir Detour. “Freaks” is spoken for, but how can there be a 1932 without that powerhouse Eddie G. Yes, I’ll put you down for “TWO SECONDS.” Thanks so much for joining. Man, I cannot WAIT!!

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    • Hellooooo Virginie. You’ve picked one of the most unsettling Hitchcock films I’ve seen. Maybe your write-up will help me make sense of the discomfiting feeling I had for this movie. Can’t wait to read your comments.

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    • Hi there Amanda ~ I don’t see it being taken…so it’s yours! Welcome Aboard. Poor Muni…he sure catches it in “…Chain Gang” doesn’t he.

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  7. Hi,
    My blog is not a film blog, but I have hopes of adding classic film to the list of things I write about. If you’ll have a newbie, I’ll take American Madness for The ShellyBlog. http://brisbin.net/blog.

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    • Second choice would be Me and My Gal (not the Judy Garland one, the Spencer Tracy/Joan Bennet one, without the “For.” 🙂

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    • Newbies are most welcomed as long as they have a blog we can link folks to. Hi there Shelly. I’ll put you down for the Walter Huston movie. Thanks for signing on.

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    • Yo PHYL!!! How’s it going? I’m glad you want to join this blogathon. We think it’ll be a lot of fun. You’re added to the roster with “SINNERS IN THE SUN.” Thanks for joining. Heeere we go, Lombard in da house!

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  8. Just posted similar on Aurora’s site. All my first thoughts were taken, but I think I got it, Betty Boop shorts. As a character Betty Boop first appeared in various Fleischer Studios, Talkartoons in 1930 and 1931. In the early cartoons Betty was drawn as a cartoon dog. It wasn’t until 1932 that Betty Boop first appeared in her final form as a human. By 1932, she was starring in Talkarktoons and was given her own series of cartoons later that year. The idea is to cover several cartoons from 1932, depending on what I can find. I will definitely cover, Minnie the Moocher where she stars opposite an animated Cab Calloway.

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    • To think I’ll get hot and bothered by a cartoon character. Tsk! Tsk! Well if anyone can do that…it’s Betty Boop. I’ll add her to our roster. Thank you Chris. Dang…would’ve liked one more drink with you. What state has a curfew of two a.m. Drat!

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      • Yeah, I know, and to make things worse The Roosevelt closed their bars at midnight on Sunday. You’d think with the prices they were charging, they’d want to charge those prices a bit longer. Ariel, Paula, and I went to a bar down by the Egyptian. Drinks were about a third the price of what they were at The Roosevelt. I’m thinking of starting a campaign to do our drinking somewhere else next year, #TCMFFDrinkElsewhere2017 Either that or I need to up my game on the Vip.

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      • OOOH…DON’T do anymore with the VIP. Two was enough for me. Did you go to Boardner’s? Yes, the Roosevelt is convenient, but the prices were cheaper at Boardner’s. You start your campaign and I will join the fight at #TCMFFDRINKELSEWHERE2017. I will say this, after 7:00pm, the crowd changes. So if you want it nice ‘n mellow, early is the thing. If you want to bump into the 20/30-something crowd, that’s another story. Hey for me, Grey Goose is Grey Goose no matter WHO is around me.

        Now…get those Betty Boops!

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      • Yes, we did go to Boardners, kind of a hole in the wall, but they were showing bad movies on the big screens. Plus, the place was almost empty on a Sunday night so you could hear yourself talk. The prices don’t bother me so much. Okay, they do, but not as much as the shutting down early. The problem with earlier is I’m always in a theater.

        I ordered Betty Boop on Blu-Ray last night. I have some DVDs with a bunch of Betty Boop cartoons, but all but one or two cartoons were mid- to late-30s. The Blu-Rays are almost all Pre-Code. If they are anything like the Fleischer Popeye DVDs from several years ago, it’ll be well worth it.

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      • I don’t care anything about money when I’m traveling. But yes…the time the beddie bye early time of 2:00am. In NY some folks are just leaving their house. Good on you with your new Betty Boop Blu-Ray. We’ll be interested in your writing up on 1932 Boop boop be doops.

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    • Alright Michaël … it’s yours. Ahhhh Mamoulian. The only director to have worked with Garbo AND Dietrich. Thanks so much for joining the 1932 love boat. If pre-code Chevalier can’t get a girl all hot ‘n bothered…I don’t know WHO can. Thanx again!

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    • Why hello there Julia. Thank you for answering my clarion call to a blogathon I think will be a lot of fun. Kate’s first movie. Glad to see her represented. Aurora and I thank you for signing up and joining in.

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  9. Gary Cooper never looked more beautiful than he did opposite my passion Marlene in Morocco.

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    • Sprinkle a little Harlow in there to get everyone Hot & Bothered. I’ll say you’re in. Thanks so much for joining us, Sarah. “Gentlemen prefer blondes. Yes they do.” I love when she says that! ( Do I have the right movie? Yikes! )

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    • Trudy! How ya doin’? I’ve got you down for writing about 1932’s “Cynara.” Imperfect Colman? Oh this I gotta SEE!!! Uhhh…READ.

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    • Hi Linda…Maven here. Sure, you can write about Walter Huston’s “LAW & ORDER” for our blogathon. I missed it at the TCM Film Festival a couple of weeks ago. Welcome to 1932. Glad to have you.

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  10. I’d like to do The Greeks Had a Word For Them (aka Three Broadway Girls). So hard to pick. This was an amazing movie year! Kendahl (“KC”), A Classic Movie Blog

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  12. Hola! Given the political climate this year, I thought I’d revisit The Dark Horse with Warren William, Bette Davis and Guy Kibbee. Any reason to review William is a good reason and I haven’t seen this one in a decade. Did anyone beat me to it?

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    • No one beat you to it Hal. It’s all yours. Warren William…the poster boy of pre-code cad-ness! WooHoo!!! Thanks for wanting to make us hot ‘n bothered. I bet you do that to all the girls! 😉

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