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Honoring five wonderful years of an era filled with powerful women, sin, confidence, sex, talent, beauty and bravery.
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July 7th
256 notes
12:26 am


James Cagney photographed for The Public Enemy, 1931.

James Cagney photographed for The Public Enemy, 1931.

(Source: pineyewoman, via jimmycagney)

Filed as: James Cagney   The Public Enemy   1931  

July 6th
86 notes
10:13 am

Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) dir. Mervyn LeRoy

(Source: filmsploitation, via aggiephile)

July 3rd
100 notes
1:36 am

Leila Hyams, 1932

Leila Hyams, 1932

Filed as: Leila Hyams   1932  

June 10th
176 notes
6:27 pm

deforest:

John Barrymore in costume as Captain Ahab on the set of Moby Dick (1930)

deforest:

John Barrymore in costume as Captain Ahab on the set of Moby Dick (1930)

(via themoonraker)

Filed as: John Barrymore   Moby Dick   1930  

June 6th
2,925 notes
1:34 am

bogarted:

Women in Pre-Code Hollywood

During the days of silent film women were often portrayed as simple stereotypes, the ingenue, the saint, the fallen woman or the vamp, to name a few.

However during the what is now known as the Pre-Code era, the portrayal of women in film, grew from the stereotypes like the ingenue and the vamp into something more.

No longer stereotypes, these screen women had become complicated. This combination of sensuality, independence and playfulness, made them fascinating to watch and completely modern - Complicated Women (1993)

Women were shown to be independent, clever, capable and free to enjoy themselves in whatever way they chose to without consequence.

(via the-crunge)

May 29th
211 notes
10:58 pm

James Cagney and Mae Clark in Lady Killer, 1933.

James Cagney and Mae Clark in Lady Killer, 1933.

Filed as: James Cagney   Mae Clark   Lady Killer   1933   1930s  

May 27th
125 notes
11:52 pm


Anita Page for Our Blushing Brides (1930).

Anita Page forĀ Our Blushing Brides (1930).

(Source: rudolphvalentinos, via deforest)

Filed as: Anita Page   Our Blushing Brides   1930  

May 27th
128 notes
11:50 pm

Miriam Hopkins for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 1931

Miriam Hopkins for Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, 1931

May 26th
305 notes
11:03 pm

deforest:

Ernst Lubitsch visiting Claudette Colbert on the set of The Sign of the Cross (1932)

deforest:

Ernst Lubitsch visiting Claudette Colbert on the set of The Sign of the Cross (1932)

(via maryhartleys)

May 26th
145 notes
7:02 pm

Barbara Stanwyck, 1931

Barbara Stanwyck, 1931

Filed as: Barbara Stanwyck   1931  

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