WOMEN OF THE PRECODE ERA: NAUGHTY, BUT NICE! Reel Knowledge Education film course instructed by Philip Harwood

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Showings

Sky Room CafeTue, Apr 3 7:30 PM Event Date Passed
 
Sky Room CafeTue, Apr 17 7:30 PM Event Date Passed
 

Description

Reel Knowledge Education film course instructed by Philip Harwood


WOMEN OF THE PRECODE ERA:
NAUGHTY, BUT NICE!

Tuesdays, April 17, and May 1st, 7:30 pm
Members $40 | Public $50

The Sky Room Cafe will be closing at 5 pm the night of this event.


During the four year period (1930-1934) before the Hays code was enforced, Hollywood released some very risque films. Film Historian Philip Harwood will explore women in the pre-code era: how women were presented, and the types of subject matter displayed. In this course, we will view and discuss two films. You must register for the entire series.

THREE ON A MATCH (1932, Dir. Mervyn Leroy)
Three former school mates reunite: Mary (Joan Blondell), Ruth (Bette Davis), and Vivian (Ann Dvorak). Although Vivian Revere is seemingly the most successful of the trio, she throws it away by descending into a life of debauchery and drugs. Also stars Humphrey Bogart and Warren Williams.

BABY FACE (1933, Dir. Alfred E. Green)
Lilly (Barbara Stanwyck), sexually exploited for most of her life, strives for success by sleeping her way to the top of a big-city bank.