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This Week in History - Apr 9 to 15

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Apr 11, 2017

Everything you need to know about the goings-ons and gossip from this week in Precode Hollywood. 1929: ‘It’ Grows Stale: With the ‘It’ trade mark wearing out its usefulness for Clara Bow, Paramount press agents are trying to coin new emblems to identify the gal. Some of t read more

This Week in History - Apr 2 to 8

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Apr 4, 2017

Everything you need to know about the goings-ons and gossip from this week in Precode Hollywood. 1929: Parsons’ Chatter Causes Carroll Annoyance: Clipping from the syndicated chatter column of Louella Parsons brought about issuance of a subpoena and embarrassment for Nancy Carroll. Myrtle read more

This Week in History - Mar 26 to Apr 1

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Mar 28, 2017

Everything you need to know about the goings-ons and gossip from this week in Precode Hollywood. 1929: Court Limb Exhib in Masseuse Case: Mae Murray will have to shell out $2,000 just because Alice White has pretty legs. No sooner had Miss White exhibited her undraped extremities to the judge an read more

This Week in History - Mar 19 to 28

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Mar 19, 2017

Everything you need to know about the goings-ons and gossip from this week in Precode Hollywood. 1929: Increasing Colour Work: Indicating the increasing use of colour at the studios, Technicolour has 12 camera crews and equipment, each comprising three men and camera, all busy. A still from 'O read more

Enchanting images of Edwina Booth in Trader Horn (1931)

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Mar 16, 2017

Trader Horn (1931) was starlet, Edwina Booth’s big break and first credited role.  As Nina Trent, the White Goddess, Booth not only had the opportunity to be the female lead in the picture but be a part of one of the first ever location shoots in Africa. Her long, natural blonde hair a read more

This Week in History - Mar 12 to 18

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Mar 13, 2017

Everything you need to know about the goings-ons and gossip from this week in Precode Hollywood. 1929: Booth for Trader: Final section of Edwina Booth to play the lead in Trader Horn was made after many weeks of search for a lead who had to meet many rigid requirements. Foremost read more

This Week in History - Mar 5 to 11

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Mar 6, 2017

Everything you need to know about the goings-ons and gossip from this week in Precode Hollywood. 1929: The Codys still ill - Word received as to Lew Cody’s condition at the Warwick Hotel, New York states he is still ill with no visitors allowed. Mrs Cody (Mabel Normand) was stricken with read more

This Week in History - Feb 26 to Mar 4

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Feb 28, 2017

Everything you need to know about the goings-ons and gossip from this week in Precode Hollywood. 1929: Nazimova’s Talker - Indications are that Nazimova will return to the screen after an absence of five years. Eddie Small has her under contract and is understood to be preparing a talking read more

This Week in History - Feb 19 to 25

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Feb 19, 2017

Everything you need to know about the goings-ons and gossip from this week in Precode Hollywood. 1929: Lupe’s Song and Dance: Lupe Velez will sing and dance at the United Artists, Chicago, and the Riato, New York, in conjunction with Lady of the Pavements, the picture in which she is feature read more

This Week in History - Feb 12 to 18

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Feb 13, 2017

Everything you need to know about the goings-ons and gossip from this week in Precode Hollywood. 1929: Lily Langtry Dead - Lady De Bathe, 77, professionally known as Lily Langtry died at Monte Carlo on February 12 of heart failure. Hell’s Angels at 17 Reels - James Hall and Ben Lyon were read more

This Week in History - Feb 5 to 11

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Feb 6, 2017

Everything you need to know about the goings-ons and gossip from this week in Precode Hollywood. 1929: Sound Coquette Made - Having completed the sound version of Coquette, Mary Pickford has gone into retirement until director, Sam Taylor, can complete the script for the silent version. Youn read more

18 Precode Bathing Beauties

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Feb 2, 2017

With Precode films you can expect a little (sometimes a lot) almost-nudity. From suggestive silhouette shots to nude swimming scenes to copious views of undressing leading ladies, Precode directors always broke the boundaries. One technique often used to titillate the audience was bath scenes. Somet read more

This Week in History - Jan 29 to Feb 4

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Jan 29, 2017

Everything you need to know about the goings-ons and gossip from this week in Precode Hollywood. 1929: Wallie Reid Memorial – Mrs Hal Reid, mother of the late Wallace Reid, is in Hollywood endeavouring to raise $150,000 to provide means for the placement of a bay window in St John’ read more

This Week in History - Jan 22 to 28

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Jan 23, 2017

Everything you need to know about the goings-ons and gossip from this week in Precode Hollywood.          - 1929: Hair Colour Control: Since Alice White signed her new contract as a star for First National, she discovered this company has priority rights on a number of thi read more

This Week in History - Jan 15 to 21

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Jan 17, 2017

Everything you need to know about the goings-ons and gossip from this week in Precode Hollywood.              - 1929: $15 Daily for Animal Imitators in Sound Films – Dave Allen, head of the Central Casting Bureau, got a call for a man who cou read more

This Week in History - Jan 8 to 14

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Jan 8, 2017

Carrying on from a few posts I did years ago I am hoping to do a weekly post on interesting news events and gossip from Pre-code Hollywood history. This can include everything from marriages to breakups, babies, film developments and release results. Let me know what you think of the pieces. The fir read more

More amazing images from behind the scenes

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Dec 28, 2016

Below is another selection of intriguing and revealing behind-the-scene stills from several well-known Precode films. For more images of actors and film-makers interacting when the camera stopped rolling check out my previous post here.  1) Sylvia Sidney on the set of ‘Behold My WifeR read more

Precode Hollywood Quiz

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Nov 17, 2016

This is my first attempt to create a quiz specifically for Precode hollywood lovers. I have tried to make it ‘medium’ difficulty with a few easy ones sprinkled throughout. I’d love any feedback on question difficulty and quiz layout as well as hearing everyone’s results.  read more

My Essential Precode - part 2

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Oct 22, 2016

Part 2 of my essential Precode films:             1) All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) A groundbreaking film showing a realistic and harrowing depiction of World War 1 from the viewpoint of new soldiers, led by Lew Ayres, and their first read more

My Essential Precode - part 1

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Aug 20, 2016

I can’t believe I waited so long to create a list of essential Precodes. Looking at the most grounding breaking and entertaining of the era’s movies are something I think all people interested in Precode should do. I have done my best to try and condense all the films I have watched and read more
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