A look at actresses who starred in films with thought-provoking subjects made between 1929-1934 - before the Hollywood Production Code was enforced.

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Jane Fonda narrates the story of the years between the ascent of talkies until late in 1934, when the Hays Office cracked down on what it perceived as immorality in Hollywood movies. The emphasis is on how women were portrayed, and focuses on how they were much more liberated and equal (or superior) to men, until 1935 when they once again took subservient roles to their male co-stars. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Shadow Waltz
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
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Mick LaSalle is great
27 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I thought the Mick LaSalle character was great, he really brought out the Italian American in him.

The thing that's good about this documentary is it really brings out that the current puritanism in America is a modern phenomenon. Pre-code, nudity was OK and there weren't any self-appointed moral watch dogs complaining about the contents. If you didn't want to watch something spicy, you didn't go see that movie.

Mick LaSalle is an excellent film reviewer who really knows his stuff (is that enough suck up?).

Cheers, Neil.


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