"The Divorcee",  (1930) starring Norma Shearer, with Chester Morris, Conrad Nagel, and Robert Montgomery

Rotogravure one sheet for THE DIVORCEE (Robert Z. Leonard, USA, Designer: unknown Poster source: Heritage Auctions “Rotogravure one sheets were produced by MGM in addition to a stone litho style.

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Pre-Code Hollywood (1929-34): Sin on Celluloide-Code ////    Adrienne Dore

Pre-Code Hollywood Sin on Celluloide-Code //// Clara Bow & Adrienne Dore

Pre-Code | Bette Davis in "Of Human Bondage", 1934 | Pre-Code Hollywood / Dirt...

Betty Davis in Of Human Bondage, 1934 What a tragic character Bette played in this movie taken from the book.

Kay Francis, WB, 1933, photo by Elmer Fryer

Kay Francis, WB, 1933, photo by Elmer Fryer

Blondie Johnson

Blondie Johnson

Richard Arlen

Richard Arlen

LILI DAMITA

June Brewster

LILI DAMITA

Natalie Moorhead, Barbara Stanwyck, & Joan Blondell in Illicit (1931)

Natalie Moorhead, Barbara Stanwyck & Joan Blondell, Illicit, 1931 (costume by Earl Luick & Mary Dery)

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Notable moments in pre-Code Hollywood: The Sign of the Cross (1932), in which Cecil B. DeMille re-created in sadistic detail the excesses of the “Arena Games” in Nero’s Rome.  Highlights include  Amazonian women beheading pygmies, and sexy Christian martyrs getting served up to crocodiles

Notable moments in pre-Hays Code Hollywood: The Sign of the Cross in which Cecil B. DeMille re-created in sadistic detail the excesses of the “Arena Games” in Nero’s Rome.

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