Pre-Code Hollywood: Sex, Immorality, and Insurrection in American Cinema, 1930--1934
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, 1930-1934User Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
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, 1930-1934User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
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