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  1. The 100 year evolution of sexuality and censorship in motion pictures. Filled with Hollywood’s most compelling historical figures such as Marilyn Monroe, Veronica Lake and Brigitte Bardot, it provides a finely balanced, critical and objective look at the often delicate subject of content in film.

  2. Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen 1996 Documentary/History Browse Episodes Season 1 6. Forward Into the Past 5. Look Ma, No Clothes 4. Hollywood Comes of Age 3. Censored 2. The...

  3. Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen (1996) ... Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen; TV-Mini-Serie; Alternativtitel: Sex and the Silver Screen; Genre: Dokumentation; Herstellungsland: USA; Erscheinungsjahr: 1996; Ähnliche Filme. Die Seite für Film-Li ...

    • Prelude: Overview of Sexuality in Films
    • Movies: Sex Is The Missing Ingredient
    • Films Offend Decent Men
    • First Femme Fatale of Film
    • Movie Industry: Reform and Censorship
    • Director D.W. Griffith
    • Hollywood: Rise of Tinsel Town and Trial of Fatty Arbuckle
    • Movie Industry: Censorship and Self-Regulation
    • Movie Industry: Law of Compensating Values
    • Hollywood Superstar: Rudolf Valentino

    The advent of moving pictures ignites the human imagination about human sexuality. While audiences gape, censors condemn the "evils" of sex on the screen. Hollywood becomes synonymous with sin, scandal, sex, and the silver screen.

    In April 1894 Thomas Edison presents the "moving picture." Movie makers note early on that sex was a missing ingredient in movies. "Peep shows" offered sexy movies for individuals who wanted a sense of privacy.

    Church and civic leaders are concerned over the rise in popularity of moving pictures. Too many films offend the sensibilities of the "guardians of public decency." Archival film footage shows some of the "risque" topics of early films.

    Sex symbol Theda Bara first appears in 1915 in "A Fool There Was," a film about a chaste older gentlemen who falls victim to an irresistible vamp. She is the public's first real taste of blatant, feminine sexuality. In 4 years, she makes 40 films.

    By 1915, the movies have moved West to California. Over the next 10 years, Hollywood becomes synonymous motion picture production--and decadence. The Supreme Court rules that motion pictures are not protected by the Constitution.

    Pioneer film director D.W. Griffith was among the first to publicly protest the rising tide of censorship. He elaborates his feelings in his film "Intolerance," a film about love that included nudity and sex, but was a commercial failure.

    Hollywood becomes a fantasy kingdom, one that celebrated a new breed of royalty, movie stars. Luxury industries catered to the burgeoning film industry and its stars. The dark side includes drug addicts, suicide, and orgies, until a tragedy brings the party to an end.

    The Fatty Arbuckle scandal gives rise to a nationwide call for reform of Hollywood and movie stars. Congress denounces the film industry as a "hot bed of drunkenness, ribaldry, and free love." The film industry wants to police itself.

    In 1930, Will Hays authors the Production Code, a detailed description of what was morally acceptable on the screen. The Law of Compensating Values dictates that if and when skin is shown in films, the character is ultimately punished.

    With his appearance in "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse," Valentino becomes a living legend, the male version of the vamp. Archival film footage shows the actor as a lover, abuser, and dancer--the only actor in film whose persona is exclusively sexual.

  4. Der Film Sex, Censorship and the Silver Screen ist ein 50 minuten lang documentary aus 1996. Die Hauptbesetzung besteht aus Jason Alexander, Raquel Welch und Dan Aykroyd.

  5. Sex, Censorship, and the Silver Screen: The Early Decades. Item #: 37567. Sex, Censorship, and the Silver Screen: From the Depression to WWII. Item #: 37568. Sex, Censorship, and the Silver Screen: The 1950s and '60s. Item #: 37569. Sex, Censorship, and the Silver Screen: The Late 1960s to the '90s. Item #: 37570

  6. Sex, Censorship, and the Silver Screen: The 1950s and ’60s Part of the Series : Sex, Censorship, and the Silver Screen DVD (Chaptered)