In order to make sure that this break doesn't pass in a blur of sleep and sweatpants, I decided to extend some challenges to myself:
1) I am going to watch a new pre-code movie everyday.
2) I am going to make a new kind of grilled cheese sandwich everyday.
3) I am going to make some kind of art/craft each day.
Break week hasn't officially begun yet because I always have weekends off, but I wanted to get a jump start on these challenges.
1) I watched Hot Pepper (1933) which stars Lupe Velez. My first Velez film. I can see why she was so popular in the persona she embraced, but the movie bored me. The ongoing feud between Quirt (Edmund Lowe) and Flagg (Victor McLaglen) became redundant after only a few minutes. There were some funny quips, mostly from Lowe's wiseguy character, but I think the part which really illustrates its pre-code character is when Pepper (Velez) is running away from Flagg up the stairs; she knows he won't make her leave his home without clothes on so as she flees up the stairs, she slowly sheds her clothing, sending one piece at a time down the banister.