Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Picture Perfect Wednesday:
When Ninjas Vacation!

That's a publicity still for a 1958 film I came across on Vintage Ninja while trying to decide what movies I'd review in my upcoming Nine Days of the Ninja Blogathon.

No such scene actually appears in the movie, but the smiling faces reflect the very different way ninjas were portrayed in popular culture prior to the 1960s, something I wasn't aware of until I started lining up movies to review for the blogathon. Like zombie underwent a transformation during the 1960s from what they had been to what we now know is "right" today, so did the ninja.

More later. And if you think you'd like to take part in the Nine Days of Ninja Blogathon, drop me a line!

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