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 has a Bachelors in History, and Masters in both Software Engineering and Library & Information Sciences; so, please, donate. 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 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 over 700 pre-Code films, was invited to speak in Toronto, talked about Night Nurse to a group of Japanese enthusiasts in Tokyo, and has had this site called “invaluable” by Sight and Sound magazine. (Though don’t ask them about it; first, they probably won’t remember, and, second, asking a magazine questions is quite silly if you must know.)
Danny was also interviewed by Brad Avery over at Smug Film, giving you unique yet disturbing insight into the mind of a madman.
Books I have written, edited, or contributed to. Click the cover to view on Amazon.
| Thoughts on
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.
- Talking about pre-Code Hollywood on Horrible Imaginings, March 2015
- Talking about the films of 1933 at Smug Film, April 2015
Dead Tree Contributions
- Profile for Helen Walker for The Dark Pages, 2012
- Book reviews for “TC Magazine” (defunct), 2007