i have a wooden picture in my room that used to be my great-grandmother’s. it shows my great-grandfather on his scooter. when you look closely at his face, you can still see the outlining of my great-grandmother’s lips where she kissed him every day after he died.
The “pre-Code era” refers to a roughly five-year period in film history, beginning with the widespread adoption of sound in 1929 and ending on July 1, 1934, with the inauguration of the Production Code Administration and a policy of rigid censorship. Before July 1, 1934, restrictions on movie content varied widely, depending on local laws, mores and public taste. As a result, “pre-Code films” tend to be racier, sexier, more adult, more cynical, more socially critical, more honest and more politically strident than the films produced by Hollywood on up through the early 1960s.