Behind the mask of innocence

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 1990 - Performing Arts - 579 pages
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Looks at how silent films dealt with social issues, including drug abuse, alcoholism, crime, racism, abortion, prostitution, disease, and poverty

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Review: Behind the Mask of Innocence: Films of Social Conscience in the Silent Era

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Looks at deviance in films during the silent era and examines topics such as "abortion, drugs, bootlegging, red-light districts, opium dens, political corruption, poverty, venereal diseases, political ... Read full review

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Extensive discussion of silent films on social problem and ethnic themes. Excellent Read full review

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Contents

The National Board of Review
4
Will Hays
13
Chapter Two MATTERS OF SEX
25
Copyright

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About the author (1990)

Kevin Brownlow is a film historian and documentary filmmaker whose other books include "Parade's Gone By" and "Napoleon". Mr. Brownlow lives in London.

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