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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I absolutely loved this book…one of the best “History of Hollywood” books it has been my pleasure to read. The emphasis here is on a “no man's land” period from 1930 to 1934 when sound added a new ... Read full review

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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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About the author (1999)

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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