Sunday, March 2, 2008

Pre-Code Hollywood

So you’re an expert at pre-code comics now, but how much do you really know about pre-code Hollywood and the films that sparked similar waves of Golden Era controversy on the silver screen? This Monday, March 3rd TCM airs “Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin, and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood”, a documentary that looks at how the social, financial, and moral forces of the time all helped shape one of the most intriguing periods in Hollywood history.

Check TCM for more info and show times in your area.


Anonymous said...

Sounds interesting. I have a very basic knowledge of early films so this looks like a good place to start.

Karswell said...

>looks like a good place to start.

This is another good place to start:

Gray Witch said...

Thank you. I would have missed this otherwise.

Karswell said...

Same day TCM is showing 5 "Forbidden Hollywood" films too:

The Divorcee ('30)
Night Nurse ('31)
Three on a Match ('32)
Female ('33)
A Free Soul ('31)

None of these are horror oriented but they contain touchy / controversial subject matter for the time... and are all very good films.