Pre-Code Hollywood: Sex, Immorality, and Insurrection in American Cinema, 1930--1934

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Columbia University Press, Sep 5, 1999 - Performing Arts - 400 pages
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This book explores the four-year interval between 1930 and 1934, a time when censorship was lax and Hollywood made the most of it. Doherty chronicles how the freewheeling films of an unrestricted Hollywood inform the culture of America in the 1930s.

 

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PRE-CODE HOLLYWOOD: Sex, Immortality, and Insurrection in American Cinema, 1930-1934

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paper 0-231-11095-2 Early sound film is revealed as a morally lax medium ready for the boundaries of the Code and the steadying presence of FDR. In the opening chapter, Doherty (American and Film ... Read full review

Pre-code Hollywood: sex, immorality, and insurrection in American cinema, 1930-1934

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From the time shortly after movies learned to talk until 1934, Hollywood producers were guided by a verbal agreement that controlled the content of their work. The public flocked to racy romantic ... Read full review

Contents

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III
3
IV
15
V
21
VI
27
VII
31
VIII
34
IX
39
XXVIII
225
XXIX
235
XXX
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XXXI
245
XXXII
253
XXXIII
256
XXXIV
262
XXXV
267

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XI
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XII
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XIII
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XIV
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XV
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XVI
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XVII
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XVIII
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XIX
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XX
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XXI
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XXII
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XXIII
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XXIV
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XXV
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XXVI
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XXVII
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XXXVI
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XXXVII
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XXXVIII
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XXXIX
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XL
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XLI
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XLII
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XLIII
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XLIV
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XLV
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XLVI
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XLVII
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XLVIII
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XLIX
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L
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LI
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LII
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Thomas Doherty is associate professor in the American Studies Department and chair of the Film Studies Program at Brandeis University. He is the author of Projections of War: Hollywood, American Culture, and World War II (Columbia, 1993) and Teenagers and Teenpics: The Juvenilization of American Movies in the 1950s, and is associate editor of the film journal Cinéaste.


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