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Actress and Spy: Rochelle Hudson

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Mar 13, 2014

Named as one of the hopeful starlets predicted for Hollywood stardom in the 1931 WAMPAS’s roll call, Rochelle Hudson overcame her chorus girl roles and bit parts to become a leading lady with a long and distinguished career. But her legend includes more than acting successes with stints helpin read more

Actress and Spy: Rochelle Hudson

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Mar 13, 2014

Named as one of the hopeful starlets predicted for Hollywood stardom in the 1931 WAMPAS’s roll call, Rochelle Hudson overcame her chorus girl roles and bit parts to become a leading lady with a long and distinguished career. But her legend includes more than acting successes with stints helpin read more

Award Season: Top 5 Precode Oscar Moments

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Mar 3, 2014

The annual Academy Awards has always been an occasion for glitz and glamour and to honour members of the film industry who have excelled over the year. Since the event began broadcasting on television, the eager public has been the given the unprecedented opportunity to have live and comprehensive c read more

Award Season: Top 5 Precode Oscar Moments

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Mar 3, 2014

The annual Academy Awards has always been an occasion for glitz and glamour and to honour members of the film industry who have excelled over the year. Since the event began broadcasting on television, the eager public has been the given the unprecedented opportunity to have live and comprehensive c read more

Precode Pix: In the Great Outdoors

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Feb 22, 2014

Actresses appeared to be loving all things natural in the Precode era. The use outdoor, slightly bohemian and action shots were quite popular with publicity departments during the early 1930’s. The result was pictures that appeared more artless, visually interesting and less formal then many o read more

Precode Pix: In the Great Outdoors

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Feb 22, 2014

Actresses appeared to be loving all things natural in the Precode era. The use outdoor, slightly bohemian and action shots were quite popular with publicity departments during the early 1930’s. The result was pictures that appeared more artless, visually interesting and less formal then many o read more

Precode Beauty Tips

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Feb 16, 2014

Take the advice from Precode’s biggest stars on how to stay screen ready: Tip 1 - For Luscious Lips: “For clearly defined, smooth rouged lips, follow Mary Carlisle’s advice: ‘Outline lips horizontally with edge or point of stick, then fill in vertically with flat side read more

Precode Beauty Tips

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Feb 16, 2014

Take the advice from Precode’s biggest stars on how to stay screen ready: Tip 1 - For Luscious Lips: “For clearly defined, smooth rouged lips, follow Mary Carlisle’s advice: ‘Outline lips horizontally with edge or point of stick, then fill in vertically with flat side read more

The (Not So) Merry Wives of Reno (1934)

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Feb 15, 2014

A witty play on words from Shakespeare’s iconic play, Merry Wives of Reno (1934), focuses on the muddled lives of three quintessential Precode couples – perfect newlyweds, a cheating much younger wife and an older couple that never seem to see eye-to-eye. The champions of the film are th read more

The (Not So) Merry Wives of Reno (1934)

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Feb 15, 2014

A witty play on words from Shakespeare’s icon play, Merry Wives of Reno (1934), focuses on the muddled lives of three quintessential Precode couples – perfect newlyweds, a cheating much younger wife and an older couple that never seem to see eye-to-eye. The champions of the film are thre read more

Banned: The Screen Life of Scarface (1932)

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Feb 12, 2014

Finally released in 1932 the original Scarface film has become a legendary example of the 1930s gangster and crime genre and the use of shockingly realistic depictions in Precode Warner Bros. productions. But its journey to pop culture immortality was filled with more road blocks, obstacles and auth read more

Banned: The Screen Life of Scarface (1932)

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Feb 12, 2014

Finally released in 1932 the original Scarface film has become a legendary example of the 1930s gangster and crime genre and the use of shockingly realistic depictions in Precode Warner Bros. productions. But its journey to pop culture immortality was filled with more road blocks, obstacles and auth read more

Author and Screenwriter Michael Druxman takes on ‘The It Girl’

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Nov 13, 2013

For a period during the late silent era, Clara Bow, was firming seated at the dizzying heights of Hollywood’s Dream Factory. Her face drove the press pack and studio’s publicity machines and her films ensured Paramount’s financial stability for most of her short career. But her ent read more

Author and Screenwriter Michael Druxman takes on ‘The It Girl’

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Nov 13, 2013

For a period during the late silent era, Clara Bow, was firming seated at the dizzying heights of Hollywood’s Dream Factory. Her face drove the press pack and studio’s publicity machines and her films ensured Paramount’s financial stability for most of her short career. But her ent read more

A Little Bit Precode-er: Top 5 Exploitation Films

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Nov 10, 2013

Sometimes disguised as documentaries or news reports, Precode exploitation cinema focused on education, knowledge and warning audiences against dangerous behaviours…or so the films promoted. They mostly aimed to make money and tempt audiences through a filmmaker’s favourite method & read more

A Little Bit Precode-er: Top 5 Exploitation Films

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Nov 10, 2013

Sometimes disguised as documentaries or news reports, Precode exploitation cinema focused on education, knowledge and warning audiences against dangerous behaviours…or so the films promoted. They mostly aimed to make money and tempt audiences through a filmmaker’s favourite method & read more

Hitchcock Halloween: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Oct 31, 2013

At an affluent Swiss hotel, husband and wife Lawrence (Leslie Banks) and Jill (Edna Best) and their daughter Betty (Nova Pilbeam) enjoy the relaxation and recreation of their skiing holiday. They are joined by long term friend Louis (Pierre Fresnay), a person they haven’t seen in a while. read more

Hitchcock Halloween: The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Oct 31, 2013

At an affluent Swiss hotel, husband and wife Lawrence (Leslie Banks) and Jill (Edna Best) and their daughter Betty (Nova Pilbeam) enjoy the relaxation and recreation of their skiing holiday. They are joined by long term friend Louis (Pierre Fresnay), a person they haven’t seen in a while. read more

Fredric March: A Consummate Actor - An Interview with author Charles Tranberg

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Oct 20, 2013

With over 70 screen appearances and countless stage and television performances, Fredric March one of Hollywood’s classic heavyweights. Add to the list of achievements two Academy Award wins and three nominations, one Golden Globe and a handful of other accolades to his long list of successes. read more

Fredric March: A Consummate Actor - An Interview with author Charles Transberg

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Oct 20, 2013

With over 70 screen appearances and countless stage and television performances, Fredric March one of Hollywood’s classic heavyweights. Add to the list of achievements two Academy Award wins and three nominations, one Golden Globe and a handful of other accolades to his long list of successes. read more
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