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Before They Were Famous, They Were Precode

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Oct 19, 2013

Before they were stars, many actors and actresses were extras and bit-part players in the Precode era; many of whom were featured in the famous Goldwyn Girls troupe. Below are some interesting and beautiful shots: Betty Grable 1932 and 1931:     Ann Southern 1934:   Luc read more

Before They Were Famous, They Were Precode

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Oct 19, 2013

Before they were stars, many actors and actresses were extras and bit-part players in the Precode era; many of whom were featured in the famous Goldwyn Girls troupe. Below are some interesting and beautiful shots: Betty Grable 1932 and 1931:     Ann Southern 1934:   Luc read more

Precode Recipe 3# Dolores del Rio

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Oct 16, 2013

Who would have thought this exotic icon was a domestic goddess as well: Dolores del Rio - Pecan Fudge     2 cups sugar 2/3 cup bitter chocolate 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup cream 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups pecans 1 teaspoon vanilla   Stir together the s read more

Precode Recipe 3# Dolores del Rio

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Oct 16, 2013

Who would have thought this exotic icon was a domestic goddess as well: Dolores del Rio - Pecan Fudge     2 cups sugar 2/3 cup bitter chocolate 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup cream 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 cups pecans 1 teaspoon vanilla   Stir together the s read more

The Extases of Censorship

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Sep 27, 2013

‘Extase’ (1933) was a notorious and tarnished film even before any copy made its way from its Czech origin to American shores. The heavily talked about scenes of a near naked Hedwig Kiesler aka future scene legend Hedy Lamar and confronting close-ups of Lamar’s face during orgasm b read more

The Extases of Censorship

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Sep 27, 2013

‘Extase’ (1933) was a notorious and tarnished film even before any copy made its way from its Czech origin to American shores. The heavily talked about scenes of a near naked Hedwig Kiesler aka future scene legend Hedy Lamar and confronting close-ups of Lamar’s face during orgasm b read more

And if you're classic film mad...

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Sep 24, 2013

Check out YouTube Channel: JustOneNightOnly1. I have been obsessed with this site for months. It’s amazing, especially for Precode content. The owner has gotten around Youtube’s restrictions regarding copyright and ownership by only uploading films over a 24 hour period and then deleting read more

And if you're classic film mad...

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Sep 24, 2013

Check out YouTube Channel: JustOneNightOnly1. I have been obsessed with this site for months. It’s amazing, especially for Precode content. The owner has gotten around Youtube’s restrictions regarding copyright and ownership by only uploading films over a 24 hour period and then deleting read more

Name That Star Answer and 'That' Hair

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Sep 18, 2013

And the answer is…Paulette Goddard.   I think I need to make my next ‘Name That Star’ a little harder next time or at least think about changing the name of the image when I upload it. Haha. But to me, the most interesting feature of the photos is the amount Paulette cha read more

Name That Star Answer and 'That' Hair

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Sep 18, 2013

And the answer is…Paulette Goddard.   I think I need to make my next ‘Name That Star’ a little harder next time or at least think about changing the name of the image when I upload it. Haha. But to me, the most interesting feature of the photos is the amount Paulette cha read more

Precode Double Take: Name That Star Edition!!

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Sep 15, 2013

Today I came across a few pictures of a famous classic actress in her Precode days. I couldn’t believe that she is almost unrecognisable from the more mature, popular star she would become. I thought I would do a “Precode Double Take” like I have done before with other classic actr read more

Precode Double Take: Name That Star Edition!!

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Sep 15, 2013

Today I came across a few pictures of a famous classic actress in her Precode days. I couldn’t believe that she is almost unrecognisable from the more mature, popular star she would become. I thought I would do a “Precode Double Take” like I have done before with other classic actr read more

Spotlight on Raquel Torres

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Sep 11, 2013

The half-German, half-Mexican, Raquel Torres provided another sexy, feisty and exotic edition to Precode comedies, dramas and adventure films. Born Paula Marie Osterman on November 11, 1908 in Hermosillo, Mexico, the Osterman family migrated early to Hollywood and Torres spent most of her childhood read more

Spotlight on Raquel Torres

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Sep 11, 2013

The half-German, half-Mexican, Raquel Torres provided another sexy, feisty and exotic edition to Precode comedies, dramas and adventure films. Born Paula Marie Osterman on November 11, 1908 in Hermosillo, Mexico, the Osterman family migrated early to Hollywood and Torres spent most of her childhood read more

More Edwin Bower Hesser: Gallery 2#

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Sep 5, 2013

More from photographer Edwin Bower Hesser: Louise Brooks:   Dolores del Rio   Anita Page:   Leila Hyams   Jean Harlow: Jeannette McDonald:     Myrna Loy:   Marie Prevost:       read more

More Edwin Bower Hesser: Gallery 2#

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Sep 5, 2013

More from photographer Edwin Bower Hesser: Louise Brooks:   Dolores del Rio   Anita Page:   Leila Hyams   Jean Harlow: Jeannette McDonald:     Myrna Loy:   Marie Prevost:       read more

Edwin Bower Hesser Gallery 1#

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Sep 2, 2013

Edwin Bower Hesser was a popular Hollywood photographer during the silent era and early talkies. He created beautifully sensual images often with bright, golden undertones. In 1925 he began his own arts magazine ‘Arts Monthly Pictorial’ which featured pages of nude/ semi-nude women. He w read more

Edwin Bower Hesser Gallery 1#

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Sep 2, 2013

Edwin Bower Hesser was a popular Hollywood photographer during the silent era and early talkies. He created beautifully sensual images often with bright, golden undertones. In 1925 he began his own arts magazine ‘Arts Monthly Pictorial’ which featured pages of nude/ semi-nude women. He w read more

Precode/ Film Resource 1# The Media History Project

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Aug 30, 2013

Just a quick note for film and Precode lovers. The Media History Project is a wonderful source for an abundance of fan magazines from 1911 to 1963. They can be downloaded or viewed online for free depending on your internet capabilities. The element I love the best is that the website includes an ex read more

Precode/ Film Resource 1# The Media History Project

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Aug 30, 2013

Just a quick note for film and Precode lovers. The Media History Project is a wonderful source for an abundance of fan magazines from 1911 to 1963. They can be downloaded or viewed online for free depending on your internet capabilities. The element I love the best is that the website includes an ex read more
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