Bare, Bold and Beautiful!
This movie antique from l933 is a fascinating time capsule of one aspect of American life that's never been really explored. We're introduced to a rustic setting in California and the real-life fun place called the Elysium Fields Nudist Camp. The female star, Constance Allen, was actually discovered there and chosen to be showcased in a delightful romp in the complete nude. What really fascinates me is that hunky, male nudists were given equal time on the screen, especially the handsome young newspaper reporter who easily strips off his clothes for most of the movie. We see that contrary to photos from the past, men were as sexy and attractive naked as their female counterparts. I mention this because the majority of nudist movies that came after concentrated on bobbing breasts and women's posteriors. We see our happy nudists eating their meals outside, playing sports, wrestling, naked children, but some of the women are rather grotesque in their obesity. Being in shape was not as yet conditioned into minds back then as it is today. The movie has a long-ago, dusty charm about it since everyone in it are quite probably deceased. The photography takes full advantage of Miss Allen's beautiful figure in several sequences and Jack, the reporter, displays a trim, handsome torso that would raise temperatures even now among female and gay viewers. Both he and his co-star radiate charm and good health. Watch this movie and wonder about all the fun that the nudists enjoyed at this particular camp when the camera wasn't rolling.
- Jul 26, 2015
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By what name was Elysia (Valley of the Nude) (1933) officially released in Canada in English?Answer