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The Love Goddesses (1965)

This insightful documentary features some of the major and most beautiful actresses to grace the silver screen. It shows how the movie industry changed its depiction of sex and actresses' ... See full summary »

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This insightful documentary features some of the major and most beautiful actresses to grace the silver screen. It shows how the movie industry changed its depiction of sex and actresses' portrayal of sex from the silent movie era to the present. Classic scenes are shown from the silent movie, True Heart Susie, starring Lillian Gish, to Love Me Tonight (1932), blending sex and sophistication, starring Jeanette MacDonald (pre-Nelson Eddy) and to Elizabeth Taylor in, A Place in the Sun (1951), plus much , much more. Written by Kelly

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"The Love Goddesses" is the story of sex in the movies.

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3 March 1965 (USA)  »

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The Love Goddesses: A History of Sex in the Cinema  »

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The narrator erroneously refers to Mickey Rooney as Andy Hardy, a character he first played in 1937 in "A Family Affair". See more »

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Features Roman Holiday (1953) See more »

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Pettin' in the Park
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Performed by Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler
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20 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

One of the great docos ever made with excellent clips from films over 70 years of cinema.....and some absolutely impossible to see in the 21 st century, this is a must for all aficionados of silent and 30s female spectacle. Part of a series of film history docos like HAROLD LLOYD's WORLD OF COMEDY or MGMs BIG PARADE OF LAUGHTER this was about the women and their Hollywood gorgeousness. Very successful in 1965 upon release and never been seen much since.....the world changed a lot the next year, and more so the year after, this last stop before psychedelia and rock took over is a valentine to Paramount and Fox's female stars. Fascinating and quite revealing, literally.


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