“Forgotten Hollywood”- A Year of Pre-Code Cinema…

Posted on January 3, 2019 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here… 

“`Pre-Code Hollywood refers to an era in motion pictures from the arrival of sound in the late 1920s to the mandatory enforcement of the Motion Picture Production Code in July, 1934. This series focuses on movies made between 1930 and 1934, and highlights how suggestive they were, and how blissfully defiant they were prior to the establishment of the Hays Code.

“`This is an opportunity to see classic Hollywood at its most rebellious, most lascivious, and infinitely subversive. It was an age of breaking rules of morality, according to the censors of the day!

“`The film series kicks off January 6th with Cecil B. DeMille’s biblical The Sign of the Cross that displayed a naked Claudette Colbert taking a milk bath. DeMille figured the only way to show nudity, depravity, violence, and folks indulging in sin was to disguise his production as religious.  The cinematic series highlights social comedies (Dinner at Eight), gritty dramas (Baby Face), horror (Island of Lost Souls and White Zombie), Busby Berkeley musicals (Golddiggers of 1933), and gangster flicks (Scarface and The Public Enemy).

“`The year-long series takes place at the Digital Gym Cinema in El Cajon, a suburb of San Diego. It is off the 805 Freeway on the corner of 30th St. and El Cajon Blvd. They will screen sixteen films, one Sunday a month at 1p.

“`This is cinema guaranteed to make you blush.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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