Author Archives: Kellee Pratt

The Funny Papers: Cinematic Fascination with The Big (and Sometimes Blended) Family

The Funny Papers: Cinematic Fascination with The Big (and Sometimes Blended) Family When my husband and I married a dozen years ago, we were each going to the altar for the second time. We became a blended family, bringing with … Continue reading

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The Funny Papers: Haunted House Re-Do

Haunted House Re-Do: The Ghost Breakers (1940), Scared Stiff (1953) and more! There’s something exhilarating about haunted houses. I’m not talking about the type that thrill-seeking teens spend their parents’ hard-earned cash on every October or even the creepy, old … Continue reading

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The Funny Papers: Operation Petticoat (1959)

The Funny Papers: Operation Petticoat (1959) There are classic comedies that capture the perfect blend of superior direction, cast, writing, and appealing aesthetics. You can tell that it works well when we find ourselves forming nostalgic bonds to such films. … Continue reading

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The Funny Papers: In Praise of Hildy and His Girl Friday

In Praise of Hildy and HIS GIRL FRIDAY A raven-haired beauty. She’s a tall drink of water and commands the room with her confidence and radiance, with a wit as sharp as her perfectly slanted hat and Kalloch suit. Only … Continue reading

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The Funny Papers: Disney+ Retro Style: That Darn Cat! (1965)

Disney+ Retro Style: That Darn Cat! (1965) “While the city sleeps, ev’ry night he creeps Just surveyin’ his domain He roams around like he owns the town He’s the King, he makes that plainHe knows ev’ry trick, doesn’t miss a … Continue reading

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The Funny Papers: A Christmas Miracle Comes for Trudy Kockenlocker

The Funny Papers: A Christmas Miracle Comes for Trudy Kockenlocker Many a cinephile enjoy debating what films merit the definition for a holiday movie. Ever since Preston Sturges directed The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek (1944), the controversy surrounding the film … Continue reading

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The Funny Papers: The Best of Harpo

The Funny Papers: The Best of Harpo “If things get too much for you and you feel the whole world’s against you, go stand on your head. If you can think of anything crazier to do, do it.” — Harpo … Continue reading

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Pre-Code Corner: Sins in The Cheat (1931)

Pre-Code Corner: Sins in The Cheat (1931) One of the captivating traits found in a Pre-Code film is a dark tone, that often reflects a discernible note of danger. I suppose it’s a flair for the dramatics that draws many … Continue reading

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The Funny Papers: Summer Drive-In Double Feature – Bachelor Flat (1962) and How Sweet It Is! (1968)

The Funny Papers: Summer Drive-In Double Feature – Bachelor Flat (1962) & How Sweet It Is! (1968) Summertime brings back nostalgic reflections for all of us. Depending upon your generation, background, and interests, your particular memories will bring you back … Continue reading

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Pre-Code Corner: Girls About Town (1931)

Pre-Code Corner: Girls About Town (1931) Things were a bit turned on its heels from the norm in 1931. The stock market crashed in October of 1929 creating the start of The Great Depression, the Dust Bowl was ramping up … Continue reading

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