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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Emboldened by a 1930 Production Code that required only voluntary compliance, film studios lured Depression-hardened audiences with bullet-riddled gangster sagas; hot jungle tales; horror films; sexy ... 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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