skip to content
Covid-19 virus
COVID-19 Resources

Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel). Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this WorldCat.org search. OCLC’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus issues in their communities.

Image provided by: CDC/ Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAM
Pre-code Hollywood : sex, immorality, and insurrection in American cinema, 1930-1934 Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Pre-code Hollywood : sex, immorality, and insurrection in American cinema, 1930-1934

Author: Thomas Doherty
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1999
Series: Film and culture
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:

This book explores the four-year interval between 1930 and 1934, a time when censorship was lax and Hollywood made the most of it. Doherty chronicles how the freewheeling films of an unrestricted  Read more...

Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Doherty
ISBN: 0231110944 9780231110945 0231110952 9780231110952
OCLC Number: 460504037
Awards: Winner of Richard Wall Memorial Award, Theatre Library Association 2017
Description: xiii, 430 p. : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. On the Cusp of Classical Hollywood Cinema Patrolling the Diegesis Pre-Code Contexts 2. Breadlines and Box Office Lines: Hollywood in the Nadir of the Great Depression The Lost Millions A Synchronized Industry "Mike Fright" 3. Preachment Yarns: The Politics of Mere Entertainment Telegraphing Ideology Class Distinctions Professional Malfeasance 4. Dictators and Democrats: The Rage for Order Hankering for Supermen "The Barrymore of the Capital": The Newsreel Presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt A New Deal in the Last Reel The Mad Dog of Europe 5. Vice Rewarded: The Wages of Cinematic Sin Packaging Vice Models of Immorality Figurative Literalness Queer Flashes "Women Love Dirt" Working Girls 6. Criminal Codes: Gangsters Unbound, Felons in Custody Rushing Toward Death: The Gangster Film Men Behind Bars: The Prison Film 7. Comic Timing: Cracking Wise and Wising Up Commentators on the Action Story, Screenplay, and All Dialogue by Mae West Newspaper Patter The Blue Eagle and Duck Soup (1933) 8. News on Screen: The Vividness of Mechanical Immortality Library Stock The Newsreel Ethos Covering Up the Great Depression 9. Remote Kinships: The Geography of the Expeditionary Film Points on the Compass Faking It: Phoney Expeditions and Real Deaths The Dark Continent 10. Primitive Mating Rituals: The Color Wheel of the Racial Adventure Film "He's White": Tarzan, the Ape Man (1932) and Tarzan and His Mate (1934) Red Skin, Red Lips: Massacre (1934) East Mates West "The Ethiopian Trade" Nerve and Brains: Paul Robeson and The Emperor Jones (1933) Beauty and the Beast: King Kong (1933) 11. Nightmare Pictures: The Quality of Gruesomeness Rugged Individualism: Dracula (1931), Frankenstein (1931), and Their Progeny The Lower Orders Rise Up: Island of Lost Souls (1933) and Freaks (1932) 12. Classical Hollywood Cinema: The World According to Joseph I. Breen "The Storm of '34" Hollywood Under the Code Post-Code Hollywood Cinema
Series Title: Film and culture
Responsibility: Thomas Doherty

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Scholarly but at ease with a Hollywood aside or period slang... Providing a nearly complete chronicle and casting unifying light on an unexplored era in film." -- Kirkus Reviews " Pre-Code Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


\n\n

Primary Entity<\/h3>\n
<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/460504037<\/a>> # Pre-code Hollywood : sex, immorality, and insurrection in American cinema, 1930-1934<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Book<\/a>, schema:CreativeWork<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nlibrary:oclcnum<\/a> \"460504037<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nlibrary:placeOfPublication<\/a> <http:\/\/dbpedia.org\/resource\/New_York_City<\/a>> ; # New York<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nlibrary:placeOfPublication<\/a> <http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/vocabulary\/countries\/nyu<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1114479<\/a>> ; # Sex in motion pictures<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/subjects\/sh2010102470<\/a>> ; # Motion pictures--Censorship--United States--History<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/dewey.info\/class\/302.2343\/e21\/<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/800330029#Topic\/motion_pictures_censorship_united_states_history<\/a>> ; # Motion pictures--Censorship--United States--History<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1027303<\/a>> ; # Motion pictures--Censorship<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1204155<\/a>> ; # United States<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:bookFormat<\/a> bgn:PrintBook<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:copyrightYear<\/a> \"1999<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:creator<\/a> <http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/29621664<\/a>> ; # Thomas Doherty<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:datePublished<\/a> \"1999<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:exampleOfWork<\/a> <http:\/\/worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/id\/800330029<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:genre<\/a> \"History<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:inLanguage<\/a> \"en<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isPartOf<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/800330029#Series\/film_and_culture<\/a>> ; # Film and culture<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Pre-code Hollywood : sex, immorality, and insurrection in American cinema, 1930-1934<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:numberOfPages<\/a> \"430<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:productID<\/a> \"460504037<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:publication<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/460504037#PublicationEvent\/new_york_columbia_university_press_1999<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:publisher<\/a> <http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/800330029#Agent\/columbia_university_press<\/a>> ; # Columbia University Press<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:workExample<\/a> <http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9780231110945<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:workExample<\/a> <http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9780231110952<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nwdrs:describedby<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/460504037<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n\n

Related Entities<\/h3>\n
<http:\/\/dbpedia.org\/resource\/New_York_City<\/a>> # New York<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"New York<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/dewey.info\/class\/302.2343\/e21\/<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/800330029#Agent\/columbia_university_press<\/a>> # Columbia University Press<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nbgn:Agent<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Columbia University Press<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/800330029#Series\/film_and_culture<\/a>> # Film and culture<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nbgn:PublicationSeries<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:hasPart<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/460504037<\/a>> ; # Pre-code Hollywood : sex, immorality, and insurrection in American cinema, 1930-1934<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Film and culture<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/experiment.worldcat.org\/entity\/work\/data\/800330029#Topic\/motion_pictures_censorship_united_states_history<\/a>> # Motion pictures--Censorship--United States--History<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Motion pictures--Censorship--United States--History<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/authorities\/subjects\/sh2010102470<\/a>> # Motion pictures--Censorship--United States--History<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Motion pictures--Censorship--United States--History<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.loc.gov\/vocabulary\/countries\/nyu<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\ndcterms:identifier<\/a> \"nyu<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1027303<\/a>> # Motion pictures--Censorship<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Motion pictures--Censorship<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1114479<\/a>> # Sex in motion pictures<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Intangible<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Sex in motion pictures<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/id.worldcat.org\/fast\/1204155<\/a>> # United States<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Place<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"United States<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/viaf.org\/viaf\/29621664<\/a>> # Thomas Doherty<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:Person<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:familyName<\/a> \"Doherty<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:givenName<\/a> \"Thomas<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:name<\/a> \"Thomas Doherty<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9780231110945<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:ProductModel<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"0231110944<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"9780231110945<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/worldcat.org\/isbn\/9780231110952<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \nschema:ProductModel<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"0231110952<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:isbn<\/a> \"9780231110952<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n
<http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/title\/-\/oclc\/460504037<\/a>>\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0a \ngenont:InformationResource<\/a>, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource<\/a> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:about<\/a> <http:\/\/www.worldcat.org\/oclc\/460504037<\/a>> ; # Pre-code Hollywood : sex, immorality, and insurrection in American cinema, 1930-1934<\/span>\n\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nschema:dateModified<\/a> \"2020-02-18<\/span>\" ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\nvoid:inDataset<\/a> <http:\/\/purl.oclc.org\/dataset\/WorldCat<\/a>> ;\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0\u00A0.\n\n\n<\/div>\n