42nd Street Pete: The Interview
42P, I’d like to begin this interview with a few personal and background questions regarding your experience on 42nd Street . First off, “the Deuce” and “grindhouse theatre” are terms that are now used nostalgically in such recent books as Sleazoid Express, which you have reviewed in your blog. To what time, place and type of movie do these terms refer? I would say the time was from the early 1950's to when it shut down. The term “grindhouse” movies sort of replaced the term “bad movies”. In the mid 1980's, people started referring to 42nd Street as "the Deuce". It had also been called The Minnesota Strip because supposedly all the runaways came from the midwest and became prostitutes. Basically grindhouse films were soft & hardcore porn, horror movies, women in prison films, biker films, spaghetti westerns, cheap euro crime & spy films, drug & exploitation films, Kung fu & Samurai films, etc. Even some of your bigger budget mainstream films, like Death Wish fell into the grindhouse category.
- Publication Date
- Sep 2, 2018
- Biographies & Memoirs
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- By (author): Robert Cettl