Shamedown #9: Telephone Operator

We're back for more shame! I'm always tempted to make "Love Potion #9" jokes when we get to this point in the year, but I'm not going to do that. If anyone is coming in late on this Shamedown business they can find the details here and past Shamedowns here. Off we go... I'm not sure … Continue reading Shamedown #9: Telephone Operator

Shamedown #8: Underworld Scandal

We're back with another Shamedown, people, and the titles just keep getting more generic (Heh. Just wait until next month.). If anyone is coming in late and is therefore fuzzy on what a Shamedown is, the details can be found here. Juvenile delinquency rose hugely all over the world both during and after the Second … Continue reading Shamedown #8: Underworld Scandal

Shamedown #7: Sky Racket

July is upon us, although obviously not for much longer, and we have quite the Shamedown ahead. If anyone is coming in late and would like to know what the heck a Shamedown is, the lowdown can be found here. Onward... I seem to have struck gold on the Poverty Row movies this year, and … Continue reading Shamedown #7: Sky Racket

Shamedown #6: I Want You

Is it June already? Yep. For another day, anyway. If anyone is coming in late and wants to know what a Shamedown is, please click here. The Korean War is often called "the forgotten war," and to a large extent it is, although it is significant for everyone in that it was one of the … Continue reading Shamedown #6: I Want You

Shamedown #5: That Uncertain Feeling

We're back, all, and about time, too. School is out for my son and I, of course, and it feels fine. Anyway, if any of you are wondering what a Shamedown is, click here for the answers. No one is too big to fail, not even Ernst Lubitsch and his famous touch, as audiences saw … Continue reading Shamedown #5: That Uncertain Feeling

Shamedown #4: Bank Alarm

Another Shamedown already? Kidding, it's all good. If anyone is just joining us and wants to know what the heck a Shamedown is, please click here. And now, on with our show... It's with a little bit of trepidation that I posted my Shamedown list this year, because I put a lot of Poverty Row … Continue reading Shamedown #4: Bank Alarm

Shamedown #3: The Crystal Ball

Another Shamedown is upon us. A little late, but it's still March, so we're all good. If anyone would like to know what a Shamedown is, please click here. Paulette Goddard and Ray Milland were kind of a screen team. They made four movies together during the nineteen-forties, and the third of the four was … Continue reading Shamedown #3: The Crystal Ball

Shamedown #2: Lake Michigan Monster

We're on our second dose of Shame already...how did that happen? If anyone doesn't know what a Shamedown is, please feel free to click here for the details. Onward... Bad indies are not an unknown subject on Taking Up Room, or to anyone for that matter in this age of YouTube. However, sometimes an indie … Continue reading Shamedown #2: Lake Michigan Monster

Shamedown #1: The Beautician And the Beast

Shamedown Numero Uno, people. If anyone missed my Shame List post and wants to know what the heck a Shamedown is, please click here. Fran Drescher's brand always seems to be that of the big-haired, nasal-voiced misfit creating her own niche (Who remembers The Nanny? Or that pantyhose commercial?), and what I always liked about … Continue reading Shamedown #1: The Beautician And the Beast

Shamedown 2022: Return of the Shame

Remember Shamedowns? I haven't done any of these posts in a couple of years, but they're coming back for 2022 and just as penitent as ever. For those of you who are new to Taking Up Room and don't know what a Shamedown is, it's simply this: Every year the fine folks at Cinema Shame … Continue reading Shamedown 2022: Return of the Shame