Frisco Jenny Reigns in the San Francisco Underworld

Finding a copy of Frisco Jenny (1932) is not the easiest thing to do. This pre-code flick isn’t on Netflix or iTunes, and you probably can’t find a copy at Best Buy. However, it is well worth the effort of ordering a copy. The term “pre-code” refers to a narrow window of time in Hollywood history, starting in 1929 with the advent…

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Zeppelin Floats Beside the Great Pyramids; Locals Gaze in Wonder

Normally, the 1930s are far too modern for me, but these 1931 pictures of a Graf Zeppelin visiting the Great Pyramids perfectly capture the birth of the modern world, so they couldn’t be left out of this blog!     The first picture is of a man and a boy perched high above the city, watching…

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