Dancing in Tijuana when I was 13 — that was my ‘summer camp.’ How else do you think I could keep up with Fred Astaire when I was 19?

Dancing in Tijuana when I was 13 — that was my ‘summer camp.’ How else do you think I could keep up with Fred Astaire when I was 19?

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Joan Bennett, 1930s.

Joan Bennett, 1930s.

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Joel McCrea photographed by Clarence Sinclair Bull, 1929

farleysgranger:

Joel McCrea photographed by Clarence Sinclair Bull, 1929

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Hedy Lamarr, c. 1938

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Graduation sitting (June 26, 1956)

Marilyn Monroe photographed by Milton H. Greene for The Prince and the Showgirl (1957)

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Janet Gaynor, late 1920s

saisonciel:

Janet Gaynor, late 1920s

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Tyrone Power with friend Henry Fonda’s daughter Jane, 1939

Tyrone Power with friend Henry Fonda’s daughter Jane, 1939

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Greta Garbo by Clarence Sinclair Bull, 1934

Greta Garbo by Clarence Sinclair Bull, 1934

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Pre-Code Hollywood refers to the era in the American film industry between the introduction of sound in the late 1920s and the enforcement of the Motion Picture Production Code (usually labeled, albeit inaccurately after 1934, as the “Hays Code”) censorship guidelines. Although the Code was adopted in 1930, oversight was poor and it did not become rigorously enforced until July 1, 1934. Before that date, movie content was restricted more by local laws, negotiations between the Studio Relations Committee (SRC) and the major studios, and popular opinion than strict adherence to the Hays Code, which was often ignored by Hollywood filmmakers.

As a result, films in the late 1920s and early 1930s included sexual innuendo, miscegenation, profanity, illegal drug use, promiscuity, prostitution, infidelity, abortion, intense violence and homosexuality.
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