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Author: Elise Hernke

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This is a podcast all about films – and analyzing them from a historical & cultural context, where I talk about the film itself, as well as its food, fashion, fun facts & more. Each film is broken down by series with the occasional special guest!
9 Episodes
This weeks episode analyzes the 1960's horror classic "City of the Dead," about one woman's' journey to Whitewood, New England to research the Salem Witch Trials, only to find that the witches are far from dead and gone. I use this episode to give a brief overview of the Salem Witch Trials - how they started, what it was all about - and how this part of history has seen itself replicated time and time again, specifically looking at society at the time of this release (before witches were liberated in what we now refer to as the second wave of feminism) and instances that happened to Elvira herself in the 1980s!Follow along with ELVIRATOBER movies by watching "Elvira's 40th Anniversary Very Scary Very Special Special" (on Shudder) and reading her memoir "Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress in the Dark" by Cassandra Peterson. Episode details - namely photos and source material - will be found at!You can follow me (and DM me!) at @ingloriousbaguettes on Instagram or follow the podcast at @cinematicbreadcrumbspodcast!
This week we look at the 1959 Winston Castle classic horror flick "House on Haunted Hill" - Elvira's first horror movie (which she watched at 8 years old!) and one of the films curated by her for the recently released 40th Anniversary Special, which stars the one and only Vincent Price, and had a major impact on horror cinema to follow. I also look at Elvira's 2001 feature film "Elvira's Haunted Hills" which did not have the same impact... and discuss what makes a parody film work when it is built on being "bad" and what I would have done to change it. Lastly, the episode kicks off with some chat around the final NYFF 59 screeners: "The Lost Daughter" directed by Maggie Gyllenhaal"DUNE" directed by Denis Villenueve& "Parallel Mothers" by Pedro AlmodovarEpisode details found at my Instagram @ingloriousbaguettes or
We are kicking off Spooky Season with ELVIRA-TOBER... to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the character (which was created in 1981) and the release of Cassandra "Elvira" Peterson's new memoir "Yours Cruelly, Elvira" which was released on September 21st, 2021, we are going to dedicate this month to the queen behind your bad dreams. We will be working through Elvira's picks herself, which she put together for her special put on by Shudder: Elvira's 40th Anniversary Very Scary, Very Special Special!The first episode will be covering Elvira's first feature film "Elvira: Mistress of the Dark" which came out in 1988 following her ever popular Elvira's Movie Macabre which ran from 1981-1986. Through watching the film, I will also provide fun facts and behind the scenes anecdotes, including key stories from her book!Episode notes can be found:
This week on Cinematic Breadcrumbs, to end the COSTUME SERIES, I focus on the world of DRAG in a two-part episode in one!!  The first portion of this episode will take a look at the history of drag, including definitions, etymology and recent controversies. The second portion of this episode - which starts at 37:18 minute mark - focuses on the three films: "Paris is Burning" (1990), "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" (1994), and "To Wong Food, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar" (1995).  These are three pivotal drag movies - either with top billing or top impact - and I break them down by their most essential moments with the brilliant writer and friend of mine, Katy Cardin! You can find her at You can find the episode notes at - where I have tons of photos referenced throughout the episode, full film list mentioned, and links to the sources and further reading. Trailer that is housed in the episode is "Paris is Burning."You can find me at & 
On this weeks episode I talk about the new a24 movie @ZOLA based on a Twitter thread from 2015, a feat in modern storytelling, and strippers on-screen with guest spot by my friend Lexi.Directed by Janicza Bravo, from a screenplay by Bravo and Jeremy O. Harris, it stars Taylour Paige as Zola, (whose full name is A'ziah King) a part-time stripper who is convinced by her new friend (Riley Keough) to travel to Tampa, Florida, in order to earn money, only to discover that the subtext of the trip is far more than she signed up for. Episode details on (recent reviews section). 
This weeks episode focuses on the new David Lowry masterpiece THE GREEN KNIGHT, based on Arthurian legends anonymous poem "Sir Gawain & the Green Knight" starring Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander and Joel Edgerton. During the slightly longer running time (sorry - there is just SO much to cover with this one!), I focus on the source material, how it was meant to be released in March of 2020 and did not make it out to the big screens until "one year hence," as well as the symbolism, costume accuracy and production design. But I don't do it alone! We are joined by special guest Reba Hayes ( who has a particular knowledge of medieval history, an entertaining story about her name, and a passion for TWINS! There will be light spoilers about the film & it is recommended to watch the film beforehand to enjoy the episode fully.Episode details can be found at: Cover art by:
On this episode of Cinematic Breadcrumbs, it's all about the campy fashion in the 1960's underrated hit What A Way To Go! starring Shirley MacLaine, Dick Van Dyke, Dean Martin, Paul Newman, Robert Mitchum, and Gene Kelly, about a woman who is searching for love, but can't stop finding money instead.This week, we have special guest Alex McMullin, who gives us her favorite styles from the movie, but also passes on the opinions of her dad, mom, and 92 year old grandmother who served as her watch buddies!  Episode details can be found at art by
This episode explores the history of Cruella de Vil: one of children literatures most interesting villains, from her origination in Dodie Smith's novel to the newest on-screen adaptation "Cruella" starring Emma Stone as the titular spot. Elise discusses the character of Cruella de Vil and what Disney's newest version does right, where they might have missed the mark, and why people are interested in the villain origin story in the first place. Further episode details can be found at cover art by Isis Petit
Cinematic Breadcrumbs is a podcast started by the creator of Inglorious Baguettes. which will seek to dive deeper into films by looking at them from a historical & cultural context! This episode covers off on what to expect from the show & your host answers written-in questions.   You can find your host @ingloriousbaguettes on Instagram & where you can find an archive of reviews & musings. Amazing cover art for the podcast created by Isis Draws. 💖 Shoutout to  Ben Leavitt  whose YouTube channel gave me the tips & insights I needed to launch this bad boy!
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