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Classic Era Film actresses who did nudity

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Re:  Lucille Ball - Roman Scandals (1933)

Give me a break, nudity?  Give them a hair cut then place that label on it.

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24 minutes ago, hamradio said:

Re:  Lucille Ball - Roman Scandals (1933)

Give me a break, nudity?  Give them a hair cut then place that label on it.

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Sort of like Lady Godiva without the horse between her legs. 😎

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More....

Joey Heatherton - Bluebeard (1972)

Shelley Winters - The Mad Room (1969)

Rita Moreno - Marlowe (1969)

Rue McClanahan - Hollywood After Dark (1968)

Cloris Leachman - The People Next Door (1970)

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Didn't Deborah Kerr go topless in THE GYPSY MOTHS (1969)? I haven't seen it so I might be mistaken.

And I think Miriam Hopkins goes topless in SAVAGE INTRUDER (1970), her last film, at the age of 68.

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Isn’t Miriam Hopkins also nude in “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” ? 

Re: Lucille Ball in “Roman Scandals.” In a Dick Cavett interview, Lucy said that she and other slave girls were wearing G-Strings. 

Jean Harlow accidentally (or maybe not? Lol) flashes her right breast in “Red Headed Woman.” 

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4 hours ago, cigarjoe said:

 

Shelley Winters - The Mad Room (1969)

 

Well, you just ruined my dinner.

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1 hour ago, speedracer5 said:

Isn’t Miriam Hopkins also nude in “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” ? 

 

Yes.

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17 hours ago, cigarjoe said:

OK, lets run with this, Consider the Classic Era (late 1920s – 1960s), and the actresses being active in their careers during that time frame but not limited to that time frame. Obviously some actresses who were active Pre Code would have the possibility of doing some nudity.

Do you mean implied nudity or actually showing skin ?

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1 hour ago, GGGGerald said:

Do you mean implied nudity or actually showing skin ?

Well, hard to pin down, leaning more towards the former, but is some instances a very thin fabric separates the two. 

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Joan Crawford comes extremely close in Grand Hotel, in the scene where she - Spoiler Alert! - discovers Wallace Beery has murdered John Barrymore, her robe is falling off her all over the place.

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22 hours ago, cigarjoe said:

I was just putting their first appearance in the buff. Same with Carroll Baker she was nude in quite a few Italian films.

Another is ....  in a pretty transparent, old West equivalent of the wet T-shirt. :D

Brooke Bundy - Firecreek (1968)

OK, OK....

But since your title didn't indicate JUST the 1st appearance,  mentioning all of them wouldn't be out of line.

And BTW.....

You listed MAUREEN O'SULLIVAN in "Tarzan And His Mate", but really, it was body double and Olympic swimmer JOSEPHINE McKIM who swam in the buff with Weissmuller .  ;)

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1 minute ago, Sepiatone said:

You listed MAUREEN O'SULLIVAN in "Tarzan And His Mate", but really, it was body double and Olympic swimmer JOSEPHINE McKIM who swam in the buff with Weissmuller .  ;)

Sepiatone

That I know, the other scene involves a revealing flash when she kneels in her loincloth .... you can find the clip on Youtube.

Anyway, more....

Anne Bancroft - The Graduate (1967)

Arlene Dahl - Land Raiders (1970)

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OK.  I, on the other hand (the first being busy, what with all this talk about nudity  ;)  ) might not consider a "flash" as a valid "nude" scene.  Like an aforementioned "nanosecond" of a "nude" OLIVIA HUSSEY  in '68's ROMEO and JULIET.

And again, not noticing, was there mention of JULIE ANDREW'S topless SCENE in S.O.B.?  And would it count as a "nude" scene?  :unsure:

Sepiatone

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38 minutes ago, Sepiatone said:

OK.  I, on the other hand (the first being busy, what with all this talk about nudity  ;)  ) might not consider a "flash" as a valid "nude" scene.  Like an aforementioned "nanosecond" of a "nude" OLIVIA HUSSEY  in '68's ROMEO and JULIET.

And again, not noticing, was there mention of JULIE ANDREW'S topless SCENE in S.O.B.?  And would it count as a "nude" scene?  :unsure:

Sepiatone

She shouldn't count since one, we were limiting it to American/Hollywood actresses and two we know there was no Motion Picture Production Code in Europe so that's why we are disregarding European productions.

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???

Were you commenting on ANDREWS, or HUSSEY? 

Must be Olivia, since Andrews IS and WAS an "American/Hollywood actress", although being British by origin.

You should have split these hairs from jump, and NOT keep changing the thread's supposed intent on the fly.  ;) 

The idea being to PREVENT the need for later explanations, and NOT "bob and weave" with excuses to try and avoid embarrassment .  ;) 

Sepiatone

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6 minutes ago, Sepiatone said:

???

Were you commenting on ANDREWS, or HUSSEY? 

Must be Olivia, since Andrews IS and WAS an "American/Hollywood actress", although being British by origin.

You should have split these hairs from jump, and NOT keep changing the thread's supposed intent on the fly.  ;) 

The idea being to PREVENT the need for later explanations, and NOT "bob and weave" with excuses to try and avoid embarrassment .  ;) 

Sepiatone

Hussey,

You jump the gun, because it was already addressed back on post 8 & 10 on page one.

So yes Julie Andrews and SOB would be valid

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On 11/17/2018 at 4:21 AM, cigarjoe said:

There is quite a bit of the above in a lot of precodes (a lot of Busby Berkeley's musicals were quite suggestive with transparent costumes, etc.,) but they are for the most part uncredited extras.

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Janet Leigh - Psycho (1960)

A recent (as of 1960) Playboy cover model was the "body" in the shower scene in Psycho.  She was much more comfortable being naked in front of the crew than Janet Leigh.  It's a body double, just like Maureen O'Sullivan in Tarzan.

https://people.com/movies/janet-leigh-body-double-pyscho/

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Surprised that no one has mentioned Renee Adoree in The Mating Call (1928).  She jumps into a lake naked and we see everything for about a second.  TCM showed this years back when they had an evening of movies that Howard Hughes produced.

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CLAUDETTE COLBERT takes a bath in both THE SIGN OF THE CROSS 1932 AND CLEOPATRA 1934.  Both are pre code films.  In THE SIGN OF THE CROSS she takes a bath in **** milk, which is a sign of decadence through eyes of the director CECIL D.MILLE.

https://crackedrearviewer.wordpress.com/2017/01/24/pre-code-confidential-10-cecil-b-demilles-cleopatra-paramount-1934/

 

Here is an article about Claudette and her pre code PERSONA.

 

 

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12 minutes ago, karlofffan said:

A recent (as of 1960) Playboy cover model was the "body" in the shower scene in Psycho.  She was much more comfortable being naked in front of the crew than Janet Leigh.  It's a body double, just like Maureen O'Sullivan in Tarzan.

https://people.com/movies/janet-leigh-body-double-pyscho/

Supposedly Janet wore moleskin over strategic areas, but I believe she even mentions in an interview that it slipped off at one point where she slumps over the edge of the tub and onto the floor. 

We are not talking porn here, just artistically depicted nudity. I'm not sticking this stuff under a microscope. 😎

4 minutes ago, karlofffan said:

Surprised that no one has mentioned Renee Adoree in The Mating Call (1928).  She jumps into a lake naked and we see everything for about a second.  TCM showed this years back when they had an evening of movies that Howard Hughes produced.

That's what this post is for, thanks for your contribution. :D😎 

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Gayle Hunnicutt during the opening credits for Marlowe (1969). Not sure if that qualifies, but i certainly enjoyed it.

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