3/5/14

PRE-CODE UNDERWEAR BASH

I usually don't give these "youtube old-movie-clips-glued-together-by-usually-inapporpriate-music-montages" the time of day, but this one is exceptionally good...or at least exceptionally not nearly as lousy as many. It's a kind of menu of women's underwear styles, culled from pre-code movies that look--to my eye--to be firmly centered in the 1931-33 period (no twenties clips as far as I can tell). The music is a hard kicking track by the great Fletcher Henderson orchestra called "Hotter Than 'ell". And the whole thing adds up to a very useful three plus minutes spent in another boudoir in another world in another age in another...




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3 comments:

  1. Cool clip. I like the last scene... cute and classic pre-code. Note that by today's standards this stuff is quite tame, but by 1935 standards this stuff is pornography!

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  2. Oh a couple more things. Pre-code starts from 1929-1934. Also if you love pre-code movies then have a look at this youtube playlist which has quite a few, a really solid sampling of the genre:

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEmJIpfIGI63B1gzmwrMo-WODAzPO8cw9

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