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1940s Film Noir - AMERICA (AtoZ Challenge 2017) - When we talk film noir, we’re talking about a very specific place at a very specific time: The United States in the 1940s. At this time in America, anxiety was rising and Hollywood caught and expressed it, especially through a series of crime thrillers that were later named ‘noir’.

America (1940s Film Noir – #AtoZChallenge)

When we talk film noir, we’re talking about a very specific place at a very specific time: The United States in the 1940s. At this time in America, anxiety was rising and Hollywood caught and…


Courtship in the 1920s - In spite of new attitude and behaviour that were certainly new and freer, the fundamental aspiration and expectations of young people weren’t all that different from their parents’. They were indeed enacting a social revolution, it just wasn’t as radical as we love to think.

The Freedom to Choose – Courtship in the 1920s

I dare you to try: google for ‘flapper’ or ‘courtship in the 1920s’ and you’ll probably find a lot of articles online that praise the freedom gals found in the Jazz Age with regard to…


Gang Roundup - February 2017 - A collection of posts about dieselpunk and history, plus some books and videos

Gang Roundup – February 2017

Had a lot of fun with the Gang Roundup in January, guys! Lot’s a good posts to share. I have to warn you that this roundup leans dangerously on the dieselpunk sid, but I do…



Gang Roundup - January 2017 - What's happening around the net involving dieselpunk, 1920s and noir

Gang Roundup – January 2017

Here we are, the first post of the year and it’s going to be a collection. You know, I’m still going to figure out what I’ll write for this blog this year. I do have…


Liebster Award - A Reader's Life (december 2016)

Liebster Award – A Reader’s Life

Yes true, JA Goodsell from The Course of Events Blog nominated me for this award ages ago, but I really wanted to respond the call before the year ends. So here I am, answering her…


Gang Roundup - December 2016 - What's happening around the net involving dieselpunk, 1920s and noir

Gang Roundup – Dicember 2016

How is it that is already December???? I don’t know about you, but this year flew away for me. Was it a good year for you? It was a mixed bag for me, with a…



National Flapper Day 2016 - An initiative of Movies Silently to celebrate women and freedom of expression

First National Flapper Day

Fritzi over at MoviesSilently had a fantastic idea: I mentioned #NationalFlapperDay. We have days celebrating fast food, pirate talk and assorted pets but what about the spirit of the Roaring Twenties? On November 16, we…


International Dieselpunk Day 2016 - The history of Rudolf Diesel, who invented the diesel engine and whose name has inspired a genre

International Dieselpunk Day 2016

So then, I know I’ve virtually disappeared. NaNoWriMo has literally swallowed me this year. And it’s even not going as well as I’d like. If I won’t be doing doing overtime – as I did…


Gang Roundup - November 2016 - What's happening around the net involving dieselpunk, 1920s and noir

Gang Roundup – November 2016

  So, who’s doing NaNoWrimo? I am… trying… But in the meantime, I’ve discovered some good stuff to share with you.   Movie Review: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow When it comes to…



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