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Author Vieira, Mark A., 1950- author.

Title Forbidden Hollywood : the pre-code era (1930-1934) : when sin ruled the movies / Mark A. Vieira.

Publication Info. Philadelphia, PA : Running Press, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc., 2019.

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  791.4309 VIE    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    791.43 VIE    DUE 06-11-19
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Edition First edition.
Description 271 pages : illustrations, some color ; 27 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 254-259) and index.
Summary Filled with rare images and untold stories from filmmakers, exhibitors, and moviegoers, Forbidden Hollywood is the ultimate guide to a gloriously entertaining era when a lax code of censorship let sin rule the movies. Forbidden Hollywood is a history of "pre-Code" like none other: you will eavesdrop on production conferences, read nervous telegrams from executives to censors, and hear Americans argue about "immoral" movies. You will see decisions artfully wrought, so as to fool some of the people long enough to get films into theaters. You will read what theater managers thought of such craftiness, and hear from fans as they applauded creativity or condemned crassness. You will see how these films caused a grass-roots movement to gain control of Hollywood-and why they were "forbidden" for fifty years. The book spotlights the twenty-two films that led to the strict new Code of 1934, including Red-Headed Woman, Call Her Savage, and She Done Him Wrong. You'll see Paul Muni shoot a path to power in the original Scarface; Barbara Stanwyck climb the corporate ladder on her own terms in Baby Face; and misfits seek revenge in Freaks. More than 200 newly restored (and some never-before-published) photographs illustrate pivotal moments in the careers of Clara Bow, Joan Crawford, Norma Shearer, and Greta Garbo; and the pre-Code stardom of Claudette Colbert, Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich, James Cagney, and Mae West.
Subject Motion pictures -- Moral and ethical aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Motion pictures -- History.
Added Title When sin ruled the movies
ISBN 9780762466771 (hardcover) $30.00
0762466774 (hardcover) $30.00
9780762466757 (ebook)

 
    
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