Through the Fears – 1942

This time, I’m gonna forgo the history lesson, because I want to talk about fainting. Though the trope of women fainting when confronted by a monster would probably reach it’s apex in the schlocky sci-fi films of the 1950s, it would continue well into the latter half of the century, especially in exploitation films. For … Continue reading Through the Fears – 1942

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Through the Fears – 1941

By the beginning of 1941, the United States had still not entered World War II, but had begun to put economic pressure on Japan. After Japan invaded French Indochina the year before, the US halted shipments of airplanes, parts, tools and airline fuel to the Japanese, though they continued to export oil. President Franklin D. … Continue reading Through the Fears – 1941