Danny is a white librarian dude who lives on the coast of California with his yappy dog, adorable children, and perfectly splendid wife. He spent most of his adult life working in videostores and movie theaters, watching any movie he could get his hands on.
He spends most days looking up at the clouds. Wondering.
Danny became interested in pre-Code Hollywood in 2010 after checking out the first Forbidden Hollywood collection from the library in Cordelia, California, and watching The Divorcee; yes, this site’s origin really is that lame. He began writing about the films in 2011 at his old site, “Can’t Stop the Movies”, before spinning it off into its own blog with fancy content and images and everything.
Since then, Danny has reviewed nearly 800 pre-Code films, was invited to speak in Toronto, talked about Night Nurse to a group of film enthusiasts in Tokyo, and has had this site called “invaluable” by Sight and Sound magazine. Plus other people have said nice things, I promise you.
You can contact him on Twitter by way of @PreCodeDotCom or at the site’s email address. You can also follow him on Letterboxd, though that isn’t strictly advised. Danny is also getting sick of writing in the third person, so he will stop now.
Books I have written, edited, or contributed to. Click the cover to view on Amazon.
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The Thin Man
|Murder on Celluloid||Taste the Blood
of Monster Serial
|The Fabulous Films
of the 30s
- Beach Party Summer @ The Black Maria
- Dolphin Tale (2011) @ Something Awful
- The Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure (2012) @ Something Awful
- UHF (1989) @ Exploding Helicopter
- Playmates (1941) @ Movie Fanfare
- Favorite Film Discoveries of 2013 @ Rupert Pupkin Speaks
- Reviews of new releases and miscellaneous at Can’t Stop the Movies.
- Reviews of obscurities and other oddities for Tars Tarkas.net.
- On the Forgotten Filmcast talking about Red-Headed Woman, May 2013
- Again on the Forgotten Filmcast, this time talking about Lady Killer, July 2014
- Talking about pre-Code Hollywood on Horrible Imaginings, March 2015
- Talking about the films of 1933 at Smug Film, April 2015
- Chatting about pre-Code again at The Cinematic Packrat, July 2017
- Talking about 36 Hours at Cinema 60, August 2020
- Chatting about pre-Code cinema and movie obsessions at The Goldywn Girls, January 2021
Dead Tree Contributions
- Profile for Helen Walker for The Dark Pages, 2012
- Book reviews for “TC Magazine” (defunct), 2007