Now Playing on TCM: Forbidden Hollywood

When it comes to the movies, sin never goes out of style. And on April 28, it’s back on your TV screen when TCM presents a three-film series looking back at Hollywood’s pre-Code era with three films: Little Caesar (1931), Red-Headed Woman (1932), and Baby Face (1933); all of which Mark A. Vieira covers in his latest book, Forbidden Hollywood: The Pre-Code Era (1930–1934): When Sin Ruled the Movies. Despite the cumbersome title, Vieira’s book is a swift-moving detailed account of Hollywood during the early 1930s, and the 22 films the brought about the enforcement of the Motion Picture Production … Continue reading Now Playing on TCM: Forbidden Hollywood

Now Playing on TCM: Treasures from the Disney Vault

On June 28, TCM returns with the seventh installment from one of its newest series: Treasures from the Disney Vault, a focused look through Disney’s extensive and diverse back catalogue. As with the previous six installments, Disney aficionado Leonard Maltin (author of The Disney Films and Of Mice and Magic: A History of American Animated Cartoons) introduces each selection and provides a bit of context. No context is needed for 1961’s live-action feature, The Parent Trap (8:00 p.m. EDT), a fan favorite that spurred three sequels for television and a 1998 remake. Starring Hayley Mills — hot off her success … Continue reading Now Playing on TCM: Treasures from the Disney Vault