Forbidden Hollywood Pre-code vs. Pro-Code

June 23, 2019

2 pm

Best-selling author Mark A. Vieira and film historian Tiffany Brannan give a free one-hour PowerPoint presentation on the pre-code era of 1930 to 1934 when Hollywood ignored the lax production code, releasing films that dealt with adult themes. Mr. Vieira says: “These saucy, cynical films were an honest expression of the times, advancing the art of film.” Miss Brannan says: “Pre-Code films were exercises in in sensationalism, warping impressionable young minds solely to boost box office.” Sales and signing of Mr. Vieira’s new book to follow presentation

Event Location

Mark Taper Auditorium, Los Angeles Central Library 630 West 5th Street, Los Angeles

Event Fees



All Ages


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