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Pre-Code Hollywood Movies II

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In mid-1934, the Hollywood Production Code started to be enforced following a short period from 1930 to 1934 when the studios were allowed virtually unlimited freedom to cover areas that were considered strictly prohibited. In our spring study group, we emphasized the female stars of the day while our fall study group will concentrate on the male stars of the Pre-Code era who often were led astray by immoral women, such as Clark Gable succumbing to the temptations of Jean Harlow in Red Dust as well as the duo of William Powell and Myrna Loy who solved crimes through the haze of alcohol in The Thin Man. We will also see a ménage-à-trois (Design for Living), racial issues (Imitation of Life), sexual harassment (Employees' Entrance), seduction (Downstairs), alcoholism (The Champ), drug addiction (Heroes for Sale), promiscuity (Of Human Bondage), adultery (Three on a Match), prostitution (Anna Christie), homosexuality (Queen Christina), nearly naked showgirls (Dames), social issues (Wild Boys of the Road), evils of prison (I am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang), and the glorification of criminals (Jewel Robbery). Please join us as we view what shocked the audience of the early 1930s. No class on 11/28/19.



Class Details

13 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Wieboldt Hall

MultipleInstructor :
1.Dennis Carlin2.Tom Swanstrom3.Ray Rusnak4.Dan Burns 



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Schedule Information

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Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
9/12/2019 - 12/12/2019 Weekly - Thu 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM Chicago, Wieboldt Hall  Map Dan Burns  ; Ray Rusnak  ; Tom Swanstrom  ; Dennis Carlin  ClassRoom