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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    Sure it is....
    Hey, a guy like me doesn't have to resort to Filipino Granny Sex Love Dolls. :o
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersnap View Post
    I doubt it caused any "stir" at all. The image of a willing woman on a bear (or tiger) skin rug was a pretty common visual signal for "Hey, baby!" in that era.

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    The period from the end of WW I to the depths of the Great Depression was actually pretty raunchy. I've seen some silent movies - meant for mass consumption - that left little to the imagination. The Hays Commission changed all that, of course.
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    The period from the end of WW I to the depths of the Great Depression was actually pretty raunchy. I've seen some silent movies - meant for mass consumption - that left little to the imagination. The Hays Commission changed all that, of course.
    A woman after my own heart. I've also seen a number of the pre-Hays commission films and you are exactly right - some of them were incredibly raunchy. Pornographic, even. We're talking about homosexual, deviant, and sadistic content.

    That's why I doubt the statuette raised any eyebrows back then. This was the same era in which wealthy women attended spas offering "uterine manipulation" to relieve female trouble. I seriously doubt those women left before they had a happy ending.
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    I enjoyed the silent version of Ben-Hur better than the 1950s one. God, the sea battle was incredible! (We can add blood and gore to the list of items not lacking in early movies.)

    Too bad about Ramon Novarro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Milly View Post
    I enjoyed the silent version of Ben-Hur better than the 1950s one. God, the sea battle was incredible! (We can add blood and gore to the list of items not lacking in early movies.)

    Too bad about Ramon Novarro.
    You're absolutely right. The chariot race is far more impressive than the 1958 version, especially considering the equipment of the time. It's too bad people won't watch silents any more. Hell, I've heard younger people won't even watch black and white films.
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