Sin in Soft Focus: Pre-Code Hollywood

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Harry N. Abrams, Oct 1, 1999 - Performing Arts - 240 pages
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An acclaimed film historian showcases a scintillating era in movie history--"pre-Code Hollywood"--that boldly creative period in the early 1930s when defiant producers flouted the restrictions of the censors. 275 photos.

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User Review  - Samantha Glasser - Goodreads

Beautiful an informative, this coffee table book is the best of both worlds. It is filled with facts about specific films and censorship in general. The photographs are gorgeous and worth seeking out. Read full review

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User Review  - Dfordoom - Goodreads

Prior to 1934, when the Production Code started to be enforced, Hollywood indulged in an orgy of cinematic sex, sin and sleaze. This was the notorious pre-code era. The highlights of this book are the ... Read full review


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Mark A. Vieira is a photographer, filmmaker, and Hollywood historian. His previous books include "Hurrell's Hollywood Portraits" and "Greta Garbo: A Cinematic Legacy.

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