| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:59 AM
"Getting hot" was the mantra for early 1930s Hollywood, that woolly period before the film industry's censorious Production Code was enforced with any consistency. Even within the confines of a particular Hollywood studio, the pre-Code movies could vary...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 9:07 AM
For a brief moment in the timeline of planet Earth, there was Carmen Miranda. Fourteen films' worth, not counting appearances in early television, radio and nightclubs. And she was really something. Else. Something else. Drag queens the world over can...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 2:12 PM
In the early sound era, especially between 1930 and mid-1934, Hollywood movies enjoyed a freedom of expression — salacious, violent, often outrageous expression — we know today as the pre-Code era. The film industry's self-appointed watchdog...