Secret Life of Objects: Female & Footlight Parade

Back in April, I briefly blogged about Female (1933), and a kind commenter mentioned that the swimming pool at Alison’s ridiculously amazing home was the set used in Footlight Parade. The “By a Waterfall” set in Footlight Parade: A close-up of the set just in front of the fountain as it appeared in Female: They…

Random Encounters While Seeking Enlightenment

Before I blah blah about randomness, I want to mention that anyone who wants to send a note to Ivan of Thrilling Days of Yesteryear while he chases nurses a la Harpo Marx recuperates in hospital can find ways to do so here. A few months ago I posted about “Night Parade” (1929) and mentioned…

Night Parade (1929)

TCM, your one-stop shop for early morning pre-Codes, recently showed the almost completely unknown Night Parade (1929). It’s not so much a pre-Code as a very early talkie, however, and sadly, it stinks on toast. It tries hard to be a full entertainment experience by including song, dance, extended boxing scenes, gorgeous sets and beautiful…