Forbidden Hollywood: The Pre-Code Era (1930-1934) (Turner Classic Movies)

When Sin Ruled the Movies

Ranked #85 in Movie Biography, Ranked #86 in Cinematography

It's classic Hollywood-uncensored. Filled with rare images and untold stories from filmmakers, exhibitors, and moviegoers, Forbidden Hollywood is the ultimate guide to a gloriously entertaining and strikingly modern era, when a lax code of censorship let sin rule the movies.

Forbidden Hollywood is a history of "pre-Code" like none other: you will eavesdrop on production conferences, read nervous telegrams from executives to censors, and hear Americans argue about "immoral" movies. You will see decisions artfully wrought, so as to fool some of...

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