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VINTAGE EXPLOITATION FILMS- FILMOGRAPHY

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*The total of films posted to this thread stands at 206. I have decided that this is a good point to create a handy index. I have further obliged the readers by hyperlinking the titles, so all you would have to do to view the film is click on the film title for instant access to it's link, in lieu of scrolling through all the pages! Unfortunately, I have not been able to get all the titles to hyperlink due to a glitch. (Those are not underlined)*

 

*Almost all of the films are all complete features and shorts, with the exception of some of the Busby Berkeley films, where in some cases I had to content myself with clips.*

*Should any of these links be withdrawn, kindly let me know and I will look for an alternative. Thanks!*

 

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*(Titles on this index listed in order of posting on thread; most recent on top, oldest last)*

 

 

[HEAD (1968)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9bre0CBh1I&feature=related] Monkees - counterculture

[MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR (1967)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOKYfgWlzpU] Beatles - counterculture

[LSD: TRIP TO WHERE? (1968)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8Yxb2OMm14] drugs

[MAN ALIVE: THE 14 HOUR TECHNICOLOR DREAM (1967)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxtCXYMbMKI] counterculture

TONITE LET'S ALL MAKE LOVE IN LONDON (1967) counterculture

[THE HIPPIE TEMPTATION (1967)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ho-tPtTwJK8&feature=related] counterculture

[sAN FRANCISCO (1968)|http://www.archive.org/details/SanFrancisco1968] counterculture

[AQUARIUS RISING (1967)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZlYLsLOWzQ&feature=related] counterculture

[TIMOTHY LEARY- HOW TO OPERATE YOUR BRAIN|http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1j4ii_1-timothy-leary-how-to-operate-your-mind-on-drugs_people] counterculture

[bE-IN (1967)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCdm09WL4K8] counterculture

[HOW TIMOTHY LEARY CHANGED MY LIFE|http://www.archive.org/details/Timothy_Leary_Archives_223] counterculture

[bIRTH OF A NATION (1915)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEznh2JZvrI] D.W. Griffith - politics/history

[MILLION DOLLAR MERMAID (1952)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2k4aueVVMo] Busby Berkeley

THE GANG'S ALL HERE (1943) Busby Berkeley

[THE GOLD DIGGERS OF 1937 (1936)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MiHMOj_O7lA] Busby Berkeley

[THE GOLD DIGGERS OF 1935|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZws4r7IQPk] Busby Berkeley

[DAMES (1934)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akET7aP01_8] Busby Berkeley

[WONDER BAR (1934)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3aCJzMh22c] Busby Berkeley

[FASHIONS OF 1934|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ea1UpndCSKs] Busby Berkeley

[ROMAN SCANDALS (1933)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofVpcQdiLBE] Busby Berkeley

[FOOTLIGHT PARADE (1933)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6I3yAeyDsVQ] Busby Berkeley

[GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rx9UrHD-Nmc] Busby Berkeley

[42ND STREET (1933)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kL5MhCax5m8] Busby Berkeley

[THE KID FROM SPAIN (1932)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CC5MxkNxEtM] Busby Berkeley

[bIRD OF PARADISE (1932)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vlRf_CERh8] Busby Berkeley

[NIGHT WORLD (1932)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoNk3Axxk7M] Busby Berkeley

[FLYING HIGH (1931)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYZ5QYWPgQQ&feature=related] Busby Berkeley

[PALMY DAYS (1931)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euMPniJrASM] Busby Berkeley

[KIKI (1931)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcZu9-rdlJQ] Busby Berkeley

[WHOOPEE (1930)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F_vra-v6wE&feature=related] Busby Berkeley

[bUSBY BERKELEY- GOING THROUGH THE ROOF|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oru2mqUN444] documentary

[JUST IMAGINE (1930)|http://www.veoh.com/watch/v21253500wNgbq3Cp?h1=JustImagine] musical

[MADAM SATAN (1930)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTLrPO_o55Y] musical

[sEVEN FOOTPRINTS TO SATAN (1929)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PghjjRvwuHA] silent - drama

THE DEVIL'S CABARET (1930) comedy short

[DANCING ON THE CEILING (1937)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Flp8Yu2638k] comedy short

[iNCUBUS (1966)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgUaOAI6woQ] sexploitation

[sUCCUBUS (1968)|http://kinomaniacs.ru/drama/573-sukkub-necronomicon-getraumte-sunden1968.html] sexploitation

DANTE'S INFERNO (1935) fantasy

DANTE'S INFERNO (1924) silent - fantasy

DANTE'S INFERNO (1911) silent - fantasy

[THE SIRIT IS WILLING (1966)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5f6jzU_nKOs] fantasy

[bORN TO BE BAD (1934)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U25dNFw5haI] drama/prostitution

[LA FIESTA SANTA BARBARA (1935)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kayTXeFs82M] comic short

[DANCING ON THE MOON (1935)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nl6GCUoHi3A] cartoon

POPEYE IN SEEIN' RED WHITE AND BLUE (1943) political - cartoon

[bUGS BUNNY **** THE **** (1943)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuMs5Trf9DU] political - cartoon

[THE PHANTOM CARRIAGE (1921)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=El4KKQeupds&feature=related] silent - fantasy

[MACISTE IN HELL (1925)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i94dQSpFnLg] silent- -fantasy

[DAFFY THE COMMANDO (1943)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jI9QzNVJK1s] political cartoon

[THE DUCKTATORS (1942)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsBG34TSJJ4] political cartoon

[HERR MEETS HARE (1945)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jt3daGeAe9s&feature=related] political cartoon

POPEYE IN YOUR A SAP MR. **** (1943) political cartoon

[WHAT HITLER WANTS-SMASH FASCISM (1941)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JawBcChbUhs] Soviet cartoon

[POPEYE in SPINACH FER BRITAIN (1943)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHo91px5YTs] political cartoon

[bLITZ WOLF (1942)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGQWHqyFQQo] political cartoon

[bETTY BOOP in HA! HA! HA! (1934)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tszUgxP9kog] cartoon

[bETTY BOOP in OLD MAN OF THE MOUNTAIN (1933)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoJkxNa6v14] cartoon

[bETTY BOOP in MINNIE THE MOOCHER (1932)|http://vimeo.com/22487630] cartoon

[bETTY BOOP in I HEARD (1932)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-3jUhjjcDs] cartoon

[THREE NUTS IN SEARCH OF A BOLT (1964)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AS8OQKafCc] comedy

[PROMISES PROMISES (1963)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQrkr3P5Suw] sexploitation

[THE WILD WILD WORLD OF JAYNE MANSFIELD (1968)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUZ5W6oHp7Y] sexploitation

[THE FAT SPY (1966)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jvtb8_KSdDo] Jayne Mansfield - sexploitation

[THE UNDERTAKER AND HIS PALS (1966)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmNRv__iWwk] comedy

[DR. GOLDFOOT AND THE GIRL BOMBS (1966)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jvtb8_KSdDo] sexploitation

[DR. GOLDFOOT AND THE BIKINI MACHINE (1965)|http://www.hulu.com/watch/13465/dr-goldfoot-and-the-bikini-machine] sexploitation

[THE SATAN BUG (1965)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfthsRWuFKs&feature=related] drama

[THE HORROR OF PARTY BEACH (1964)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaT7AqiShX4] psychotronic

[PERVERSION FOR PROFIT (1965)|http://www.archive.org/details/Perversi1965] anti-porn

[EVE AND THE HANDYMAN (1961)|http://kinofilms.tv/film/eva-i-master-na-vse-ruki/32303/] Russ Meyer - sexploitation

[FANNY HILL- THE MEMOIRS OF A WOMAN OF PLEASURE (1964)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjfDQUHU7zo] Russ Meyer - sexploitation

[RED NIGHTMARE (1962) aka The Commies Are Comming|http://www.archive.org/details/RedMenace] politics/history

[HÄXAN (1922) aka Witchcraft Through The Ages|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULXWzhPlUu8] silent - history

[FORCES OCCULTES (1943) aka Occult Forces|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLhpYJfB4X0&feature=related] anti freemason - politics/history

[THAT NAZTY NUISANCE (1943) aka THE LAST THREE|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yrW7uAxjbo] politics/comedy

[THE DEVIL WITH HITLER (1942)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWc_vEYiepk] politics/comedy

[HIGHER THAN A KITE (1943)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4k8c5GyI_w] politics/comedy

I'LL NEVER HEIL AGAIN! (1941) Three Stooges - politics/comedy

[YOU NAZTY SPY! (1940)|http://www.veoh.com/watch/v19301907YK26Ay3K?h1=TheThreeStooges-+YouNazty+Spy!] Three Stooges - politics/comedy

MADCHEN IN UNIFORM (1931) German - girlsploitation

GIRL'S TOWN ( (1959) girlsploitation

[GIRLS IN CHAINS (1943)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PU8xN_MlI88] girlsploitation

[bOP GIRL GOES CALYPSO (1957)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6OZ0Klwfi4k] girlsploitation

[uNTAMED YOUTH (1957)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byR7QKNPQUY] girlsploitation

[WHAT ABOUT JUVENILE DELINQUENCY? (1955)|http://www.archive.org/details/WhatAbou1955] youth

[THE TWONKY (1953)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMIo5Yv0YgI] fantasy

[PLAYGIRLS AND THE VAMPIRE (1962)|http://www.amctv.com/b-movies/videos/the-playgirls-and-the-vampire] girlsploitation

[THIS IS NOT A TEST (1962)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMylmYd-fqY] politics

THE DEVIL'S HAND (1962) drama

[MILL OF THE STONE WOMEN (1960)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVZlzIhLswM&feature=rellist&playnext=1&list=PL88D95C48ABAD1709] girlsploitation

[ENEMY OF WOMEN (1944) aka MAD LOVER|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wc_rqDj3XbQ&feature=related] Joseph Goebbels - politics/history

[TRIUMPH DES WILLENS -1934 Triumph of the Will|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDCxzmeNkA0] Leni Riefenstahl - politics/propaganda

[WILD PARTY (1929)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jduLtRUo_g] Clara Bow - pre-code

[A BUCKET OF BLOOD (1959)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4N01NxED5Y] psychotronic

[TEENAGE THUNDER (1957)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPl9MIOL0q0] youth

[TEENAGE DOLL (1957)|http://melodrama-online.com/drama/3497-kukla-podrostok-teenage-doll-1957.html] youth

[CARNIVAL ROCK (1958)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfoKyCVMDXE] youth

[THE CAT GIRL (1957)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ofyy0o8qdJU] psychotronic

[CULT OF THE COBRA (1955)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzqiypCCoPc] psychotronic

[THE DEVIL GIRLS FROM MARS (1954)|http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8579550586227567092] psychotronic

[EDUCATION FOR DEATH- THE MAKING OF A NAZI (1943)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wogDxFE5-NQ] Walt Disney - cartoon

DER FUEHRER'S FACE (1943) aka DONALD DUCK IN NUTZI LAND cartoon

[MONDO TOPLESS (1966) (Documentary)|http://trashmojo.ru/zarubezhnyj-trash/russ-meyer/russ-meyer-mondo-topless-1966.html] Russ Meyer - sexploitation

MONDO BALORDO aka A FOOL'S WORLD (1964) mondo film

HELL'S ANGELS 69 (1969) bikers

[ALICE IN ACIDLAND (1969)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rotvMo022Do&feature=related] drugs/counterculture

[PSYCH OUT (1968)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uoNvDYe9QHQ&feature=related] counterculture

[MINI SKIRT MOB (1968)|http://www.hulu.com/watch/168344/the-mini-skirt-mob] girlsploitation

[MARIJUANA (1968)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guaVa_30t9k] drugs

[LSD - INSIGHT OR INSANITY? (1967)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3YMp2_EgPs] drugs

[LSD- 25 (1967)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08hslQDbM4s] drugs

[WILD IN THE STREETS (1968)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S1Pa_61tXk&feature=related] youth

[THE TRIP (1967)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwuTEV2G1HU] drugs

[NARCOTICS- PIT OF DESPAIR (1967)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhVW74M7DF8] drugs

[MONDO MOD (1967)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INDhUwDMg-4] mondo film

[MONDO HOLLYWOOD (1967)|http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7857779521134767747] mondo film

[WILD REBELS (1967)|http://www.hulu.com/watch/270848/wild-rebels] bikers

[HOT RODS TO HELL (1967)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqW618eMDHM] youth

[WILD WORLD OF BATWOMAN (1966)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCphn9OyD9s&feature=related] girlsploitation

[iNTRUDER (1962) aka SHAME aka I HATE YOUR GUTS|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbfyYvj4f9Q] drama

[iNCREDIBLY STRANGE CREATURES WHO STOPPED LIVING AND BECAME MIXED UP ZOMBIES (1964)|http://www.crackle.com/c/Mixed_Up_Zombies/Incredibly_Strange_Creatures_Who_Stopped_Living] psychotronic

[PSYCHO A GO GO (1965)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mos2vJWpt00] psychotronic

[FASTER PUSSYCAT KILL! KILL!|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZK_QsMtmKA&feature=related] Russ Meyer - girlsploitation

[MONSTER A GO GO (1965)|http://video.actionnooz.com/video/Monster-A-Go-Go] psychotronic

[THE CHILD MOLESTER (1964)|http://www.archive.org/details/CHILD] youth

OLGA'S DANCE HALL GIRLS (1964) girlsploitation

[DR. SEX (1964)|http://www.archive.org/details/Dr.Sex] sexploitation

[THE SADIST (1963)|http://www.archive.org/details/The_Sadist] crime

[THE BLACK REBELS (1960) aka THIS REBEL BREED|http://www.archive.org/details/TheBlackRebels1960] youth

[KILLERS FROM SPACE (1954)|http://www.archive.org/details/Killers_from_space] psychotronic

[DEVIL MONSTER (1946)|http://www.archive.org/details/DevilMonster1946] exotic

[sANTA CLAUS VS THE DEVIL (1959)|http://www.archive.org/details/SantaClausversusTheDevil] psychotronic

[LAST WOMAN ON EARTH (1960)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5JItGENtmo] psychotronic

[uNCIVILISED (1936)|http://www.archive.org/details/Uncivilised_1936] exotic

[HEMP FOR VICTORY (1942)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0xHCkOnn-A] documentary

[sINISTER URGE (1960)|http://online-cam.ru/22314-smotret-onlajn-armejskie-zheny-4-sezon-army-wives.html] sexploitation

[DANCE HALL RACKET (1955)|http://www.archive.org/details/DanceHallRacket] crime

[sWAMP WOMEN (1955)|http://www.archive.org/details/RC_SwampWomen] girlsploitation

[GLEN OR GLENDA? aka I CHANGED MY SEX|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0xsiUCboVQ] Ed Wood Jr.

PEEPING TOM PARADISE (1940's) sexploitation

[WOMEN IN THE NIGHT (1948)|http://www.archive.org/details/women_in_the_night_ipod] drama

THESE GIRLS ARE FOOLS (1940's) sexploitation

[THE SIN OF NORA MORAN (1933)|http://www.archive.org/details/TheSinofNoraMoran] pre-code

[THE BLOND CAPTIVE (1931)|http://www.archive.org/details/TheBlondeCaptive] exotic

[THE DANCE OF LIFE (1929)|http://www.archive.org/details/TheDanceOfLifeaugust161929] burlesque

WOMAN IN A BOAT (1920's) sexploitation

[TRAPEZE STRIPPER (1901)|http://www.archive.org/details/TrapezeStripper] burlesque

[NARCOTIC STORY (1958) aka GOOFBALLS AND TEA|http://www.archive.org/details/TheNarcoticStory_50] drugs

[TEASERAMA (1955) with BETTY PAGE|http://www.archive.org/details/Teaserama] sexploitation

[VARIETEASE (1954) with BETTY PAGE|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG9IkOOgaCE] sexploitation

[MONDO CANE (1962)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SodbsPbneMM] mondo film

[WILD GUITAR (1962)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZZT7p2bj2I] rockspoitation

[CONFESSIONS OF AN OPIUM EATER (1962) aka SOULS FOR SALE|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZoRBNxuweP0] drugs

[NAKED YOUTH (1961) aka WILD YOUTH|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XwVgZU6_mIc] youth

[THE CHOPPERS (1961)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1QeBVJSoCQ] youth

[THE BLOODY BROOD (1959)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_EP7qSqOwI] beatnicks

[TEENAGERS FROM OUTER SPACE (1959)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzzTCP_6VhY] youth

[TEENAGE ZOMBIES (1959)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45TX5EzPIvM] youth

[CAT WOMEN OF THE MOON (1953)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKRbpIcOrFE] girlsploitation

[DAMAGED LIVES (1933)|http://pdvfree.com/film208.html] venereal disease

[WEREWOLF IN A GIRL’S DORMITORY (1961)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6mMLGwAyQo&feature=watch-now-button&wide=1] psychotronic

[DIARY OF A NUDIST (1961)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jITMzm7ySQ&feature=watch-now-button&wide=1] nudism

[NUDE ON THE MOON (1961)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEfv5mPcAt8&feature=watch-now-button&wide=1] girlsploitation

[THE BEATNIKS (1960)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDZgW007yY4] youth

[DATE BAIT (1960)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjBiGfZ0eO4] under age

[PEEPING TOM (1960)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMCt76OVHfw] drama

[bOYS BEWARE (1961)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aukxmx5JL-w&feature=related] documentary

[CUBAN REBEL GIRLS aka ASSAULT OF THE REBEL GIRLS (1959)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPVUqaBkKao] politics/history

[GHOST OF DRAG STRIP HOLLOW (1959)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsSsgmM3juc] youth

[T BIRD GANG (1959)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mngjM-s3-X8] youth

[sING, SINNER SING (1933)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOvfd-j6GQE&feature=watch-now-button&wide=1] celebrity exploitation

[HOT CAR GIRLS (1958)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zOqS4s92gg] girlsploitation

[i WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF (1957)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vK1cWrEJglc&feature=related] psychotronic

[ROCK BABY ROCK IT! (1957)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeF2kxqBkfg] rocksploitation

[TEENAGE DEVIL DOLLS aka ONE WAY TICKET TO HELL (1955)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5I0L4zfCVaw] girlsploitation

[CHAINED FOR LIFE (1951)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIqCABxXlYE] Hilton sisters - siamese twins

[La Maldición Ubangui/THE CURSE OF THE UBANGI (1946)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2NTa_-a738] Dwayne Esper - exotic

[DELINQUENT DAUGHTERS (1944)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Scz9_qnfXo] girlsploitation

[CITY OF MISSING GIRLS (1941)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JjC1wLoY9Y&feature=watch-now-button&wide=1] girlsploitation

[THE TERROR OF TINY TOWN (1938)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cchIYU1k6X8] midgets

[sHE HAD TO CHOOSE (1933)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33dxajQMwCE&feature=watch-now-button&wide=1] youth

[sHE SHOULD HAVE SAID NO! (1949)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RzmDChDwiQ] drugs

[TEST TUBE BABIES (1948)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JK_4TqatdYQ] eugenics

[CONFESSIONS OF A VICE BARON (1942)|http://videos.sorensonmedia.com/SaturdayMatinee/Confessionsofa+ViceBaron.mp4/ce865c48-3aee-11e0-96b8-123139009cf3] crime

[EXPOSE OF THE NUDIST RACKET (1938)|http://vimeo.com/25300777] nudism

[FREAKS (1932)|http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=6355110065089064433] circus freaks

[PLAYMATES 1944|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vkHL89xyfgs] girlsploitation

[ESCORT GIRL (1941)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWECMTJMZ6M] girlsploitation

[CHILD BRIDE (1941)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByU-DkHXsIU&feature=watch-now-button&wide=1] under age

[MAD YOUTH (1939)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DfyeRojUCQ&feature=related] delinquency

[sEX MADNESS aka THEY MUST BE TOLD (1938)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_9VaEq-9a4] venereal disease

[HOW TO UNDRESS IN FRONT OF YOUR HUSBAND (1937)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsr9Vd1dtII&feature=related] girlsploitation

[sLAVES IN BONDAGE (1937)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjpxV5X9Z30&feature=fvsr] white slavery

[ASSASSIN OF YOUTH (1937)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHN9EUp9zgo&feature=watch-now-button&wide=1] anti-pot

[GAMBLING WITH SOULS (1936)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQftrYRoHjg] crime

[MARIHUANA- WEED WITH ROOTS IN HELL (1936)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvmpskCMJHQ] anti-pot

[REEFER MADNESS (1936)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2FZgErvNTE&feature=fvsr] anti-pot

[REEFER MADNESS (1936) Colorised version|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ny5SUdLIBV4] anti-pot

[COCAINE FIENDS aka THE PACE THAT KILLS (1935)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb7KWvb3Tew] drugs

TOMORROW'S CHILDREN (1934) eugenics

[MANIAC (1934)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLtYBM4J6v0&feature=watch-now-button&wide=1] Dwayne Esper

[NARCOTIC (1933)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCN790qovJo] drugs

[THE ROAD TO RUIN (1933)|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Tg5w03OH9w] youth

[DWAIN ESPER- KING OF THE CELLULOID GYPSIES|http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wMTPyTji60] documentary

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Maya Deren, posing with one of her fellow votaries and "extras".

 

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The blood sacrifice, an important ritualistic component of feeding and connecting with these unseen entities that voodoo practitioners wish to evoke and become possessed by.

 

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The upturned eyes; the sure sign of an abnormal mental state. In this case it is trance possesion and connection with the African gods.

 

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The voodoo ceremony is attended by numerous ritualistic icons drawn from many faiths and traditions.

 

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Part of a ritual dedicated to the god of the ocean.

 

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Another devotee zonked out for Shango.

 

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Most of the participants are women, who appear to be particularly affected by the drumming and dancing.

 

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Don't do this at home!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*DIVINE HORSEMEN: THE LIVNG GODS OF HAITI (1985)*

 

*Filmed by Maya Deren*

 

http://theoccultnetwork.com/divine-horsemen-the-living-gods-of-haiti/

 

*Full movie. Hit "full screen" to get rid of arrow overlay.*

 

 

 

*“Towards the end of her book Divine Horsemen (1953), her passionate study of voodoo, the film-maker Maya Deren describes how the goddess Erzulie descended on her and took possession of her in the course of a ritual ceremony in Haiti. When Deren decided to go to the island, her initial idea had been to stage a series of dances inspired by its rhythms and the religion of the islanders, but this plan was eclipsed almost immediately and a deeper involvement began. She stopped behaving like a distant, controlling auteur and impresario and became a participant. For this she has been criticised: yet her merging with the rituals completed the aesthetic fusion between film, art, dance and sacred ceremony..."*

 

*-Marina Warner, “Dancing the White Darkness”*

 

 

 

 

*Between the years 1947-1954, Ukrainian born filmmaker* *Maya Deren* *was in Haiti filming a documentary about the mysterious subject known as "voodoo". Deren has been acclaimed as "the mother of the Underground film". She made her first film called* *Meshes of the Afternoon (1943).* *Her insights on the Voodoo ritual emerge from her participation in the ceremonies. On one of her trips to Haiti Deren was initiated as a Voodoo priestess. This film was not actually edited for distribution until after her death in 1961.*

 

*Deren has crossed a number of lines here; the theme is of sensational interest as the very word voodoo has sensational connotations, thanks in a large part to Hollywood "zombie" films. She also crossed the line that separates the documentary filmmaker and it's subject by becoming a fully initiated participant in the peculiar cult and mysterious rituals that she is depicting.*

 

*Finally, voodoo itself is a crossing of a line that separates our seen world from one that is unseen. It's purpose is the deliberate psychic possesion of it's practitioners, who make themselves amenable to this state by a combination of non-stop drumming and dancing. As such, it is an African form of shamanism. The "god" invoked, true to many shamanistic traditions, often selects a certain individual out of the group for a particular level of trans-consciousness through which they manifest and speak, for the edification of the participants.*

 

*Evoked with magic rituals that invariably involve the sacrifice of a living animal such as a chicken or a goat, one has to question just what kind of unseen entities these really are and whether they are all that benign or not. What spirit wants to feed off of living blood and take possesion of your body? To researchers into the paranormal, these alone would raise all sorts of "danger flags". These same researchers would hold that for one to personally experiment along these lines, unguided by one experienced in this ancient tradition, could be most dangerous indeed! If something goes seriously awry while you are invoking potentially dark entities, you won't be able to call "911" for help and the psychiatric profession will have no other remedy for you than a tranquilizer.*

 

*I consider this to be one of the most fascinating films in our gallery here. The participants depicted are not paid extras from central casting! They are involved with something mysterious and palpable; something that is real enough to them and unknowable to the outside viewer. I don't believe in, or trust anyone who think they have a simple, reductionistic explanation for all of this. Remember, words like "mass suggestion" and "autohypnosis" come cheaply and easily. True understanding does not.*

 

*This film features a soundtrack rich in drum music. I can easily sense that hours of dancing to it could profoundly affect the mental and psychic state of the participants. Remember, this is not something done for pure entertainment; a disco it is not!*

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This image of staring out the window is commonly used to illustrate Deren's work

 

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Weird enough for you?

 

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*MESHES OF THE AFTERNOON (1943)*

 

*Film by Maya Deren*

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctXhixoz4aU

 

*Full short film*

 

*After the previous bon mot from* *Maya Deren* *(see previous post), I thought I would include this her first film, an experimental avante garde short made with her husband Alexander Hamid. It is very surrealistic and evocative of the illogical, non-linear dream state, where one can alternate between being the observer and the one observed.*

 

*A woman sees someone on the street as she is walking back to her home. She goes to her room and sleeps on a chair. As soon as she sleeps, she experiences a dream in which she repeatedly tries to chase a mysterious hooded figure with a mirror for a face but is unable to catch it. With each failure, she re-enters her house and sees numerous household objects including a key, a knife, a flower, a telephone and a phonograph. The woman follows the hooded figure to her bedroom where she sees the figure hide the knife under a pillow. Throughout the story, she sees multiple instances of herself, all bits of her dream that she has already experienced. The woman tries to kill her sleeping body with a knife but is awakened by a man. The man leads her to the bedroom and she realizes that everything she saw in the dream was actually happening. She notices that the man's posture is similar to that of the hooded figure when it hid the knife under the pillow. She attempts to injure him and fails. Towards the end, the man walks into the house and sees a broken mirror being dropped onto wet ground. He then sees the woman in the chair, who was previously sleeping, but is now dead.*

 

*In 1990,* *Meshes of the Afternoon* *was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant", going into the registry in the second year of voting.*

 

*According to a 2010 exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art, the film cost only $275 to make.*

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*SEXTETTE (1978)*

 

*Crown International Pictures w/ Mae West, Timothy Dalton, Tony Curtis, Ringo Starr, George Hamilton, Alice Cooper, Keith Moon, George Raft, Regis Philbin*

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dpc4w_7qYKo

 

*Full movie in 6 parts*

 

*Just look at that cast list above; she even got a former Beatle to appear in this!*

 

*Like* *Myra Breckinridge (1970),* *in which she also appeared, this is considered a film so bad that it has it's own fan appeal. She joyfully soldiered on with her Diamond Lil act, both on screen and off, till the very end. That die was already cast before she even came to Hollywood in the 30's, and it represented what she was and what she liked to be. It gave her the life she wanted and it gave her no regrets. She loved it all, especially the musclemen!*

 

*The legendary American movie star and sex symbol Marlo Manners (Mae West) is in London, England, where she has just married for the sixth time. She and her new husband, Sir Michael Barrington (Timothy Dalton), then depart for a honeymoon suite at a posh and exclusive hotel that has been reserved for them by her manager, Dan Turner (Dom DeLuise).*

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*Marlo Manners is enjoying her honeymoon with Sir Michael Barrington, husband number 6. As luck would have it, an international conference is taking place in the same hotel and the Russian delegate (one of Marlo's former husbands) is threatening to derail the negotiations unless he can have one more fling with his ex. Adding to the complications is a tape Marlo has made detailing all of her affairs and scandals, which her manager is desperately trying (and failing) to destroy.*

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Joan Crawford and Eddie Cantor

 

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Jean Harlow, Joan Crawford and Bette Davis

 

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Guess who?

 

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Harold Lloyd and Chaplin

 

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The Keystone Cops

 

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Sid Grauman, the owner of the famed Chinese Theater

 

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Depicting Will Hays in regal attire was pure satire and sarcasm!

 

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*MICKEY'S GALA PREMIERE (1933)*

 

*Walt Disney Studios*

 

 

 

*Full cartoon short*

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*As a classic film buff, I am very fond of this old Disney cartoon. It's fun to identify all the numerous celebrities "suggested" by the caricatures. "Uncle" Walt has been called a lot of things in his time, both good and bad, but fool he wasn't. Caricaturing the stars of other studios was allowable provided he didn't name names, as doing so would have gotten him slapped with an injunction. He "raided" the star stables of all the majors for this little feature, and did not have to give them a penny or pay for a "loan out"! A smart guy he was! The only person mentioned by name was Chinese Theater impressario Sid Grauman, who is referred to as "Sid". Being a showman himself, I'm sure Grauman saw it as free publicity and hence had no objection.*

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*Other Hollywood celebrities that can be spotted in the crowd scenes: Constance Bennett, Warner Baxter and Walt Disney (as the fourth person on the right, in the scene where the other actors shy away because Garbo enters the stage).*

 

*The cartoon “Gallopin’ Romance” was made exclusively for Mickey’s Gala Premiere. There is no separate Mickey Mouse cartoon with that title.*

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*NO SWIMMING (1906) (Baden Verboten)*

 

*Saturn Film Austria*

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j69orYaCtl4&feature=related

 

*One minute short*

 

*In another change of trajectory, I am presenting some very early erotica shorts in the next few posts, from the 1890's to 1910. They give testimony to the timeless appeal of such subject matter, going back to the very beginning days of film.*

 

*Arm in arm, three damsels splash about. The police officer from the vice squad loses his whistle at the scene.This little film comes from the “natural” series of the Saturn catalog titled « Natur-Szenen ». The heroines stroll about in their birthday suit. A sledgehammer selling proposition for amateurs all over Europe.Johann Schwarzer (August 30, 1880–October 10, 1914) was an Austrian photographer and pioneer producer of adult films through his Saturn-Film concern.*

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*In the early 1900s, Schwarzer resettled in Vienna and became a portrait and family photographer and chemist; to supplement his income, Schwarzer began making erotic photos used on naughty postcards common to this era. In 1906, he became acquainted with the existence of men’s only nights at movie theaters in Vienna that showed adult films, so-called Herrenabende. Schwarzer organized Saturn-Film that year and began production of such films himself; Saturn-Film was the first native film production company based in Austria. Unlike his predecessors, Schwarzer conducted his business as a public company, advertising in local newspapers, motion picture trade journals and adding a logo to his films like any other European producer. Saturn-Film also published a regular film catalog within its first couple years of existence. Despite this effort, the Saturn-Films often appeared shorn of their logos and rendered anonymously like other, similar subjects once they got further afield of Vienna.*

 

*In 1911, Saturn-Film was raided and closed down by the police as a part of a crackdown on erotic materials within Vienna. Schwarzer was an army reservist who was called up with the outbreak of the Great War on July 28, 1914; he had been made a second lieutenant by the time he perished in battle at Wirballen, Poland on October 10 of that year.*

 

*While the Saturn-Film product was erotic, it was never pornographic, and this was a conscious decision. In its 1907 catalog, Saturn-Film in a text probably written by Schwarzer; states that "our films are of a purely artistic tendency, and we avoid tasteless subjects in favor of beauty". While to refer to them as purely artistic is a bit of an exaggeration, the Saturn-Films were far more professionally made then their French and Argentine counterparts and were the most widely distributed and popular adult films made in the first decade of the twentieth century .*

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*Despite the destruction of the main film vault by the authorities in 1911 a surprising number of Saturn-Film’s 52 productions survive; roughly half its output still exists in archives throughout Europe. Filmarchiv Austria takes its Schwarzer holdings seriously enough that the first films that they posted to the Europa Film Treasures site were four Saturn-Film titles*;*Das Sandbad (1906), Baden Verboten (1906), Das Eitle Stubenmädchen (1908) and Beim Fotografen (1908)*

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*DAS SANDBAD (1906) (THE SAND BATH)*

 

*Saturn Film Austria*

 

http://www.123video.nl/playvideos.asp?MovieID=545720

 

*One and a half minute short*

 

 

*In a Saturn film, the undressed protagonists are always women. The excuse for undressing is sometimes a theme, which might be exotic: as in Slave theft (Sklavenraub), or mythological: Diana bathing, Amazons (Amazonen), Fauns and Spirits (Faunen und Nixen).*

 

*But not everyone was amused. As early as 1910, a few radicals demanded the Viennese authorities shut down the Saturn production company. Catholic associations took advantage of the situation to denounce the film-maker as immoral. Most of the films were literally axed, following a court order in 1911. The catalogues, negatives and copies all suffered the same fate.*

 

*Between 1906 and 1911, Saturn’s activity quickly flourished and found many fans across Europe. But after only five years in business, the Vienna government ordered the company to shut down operations on the grounds of immorality. The ethics police hacked the films to pieces. The catalogues, negatives and copies all suffered the same fate.*

 

*The majority of Saturn films come from collector Albert Fidelius, the son of a German distributor, who began collecting primitive films in 1933. The collection was then purchased in the 1950s by German film director Gerhard Lamprecht, who founded the Stiftung Deutsche Kinemathek several years later.*

 

 

*In the 1990s, original nitrate-based films (mainly negatives) were entrusted to the Filmarchiv Austria, where they were duly restored.*

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*THE SAUCY CHAMBERMAID (1907) (Das Eitle Stubenmädchen)*

 

*Saturn Film Austria*

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/VintageFilmArchive#p/c/878EC36200CF24A4/0/mq6FoEYT8Mo

 

*3 minute short*

 

 

*A pretty maidservant is absent-mindedly dusting with a feather duster. Suddenly intrigued by an antique sculpture with a perfect figure, she amuses herself by striking the same pose. With a little simper at first, then positively beaming, the maid strips right down to her birthday suit.* *When the master of the house suddenly appears on the scene, the pretty statue in the flesh does not leave him cold.*

 

*This film is typical of the productions by Johann Schwarzer, who studied photography and chemistry before founding Vienna’s first cinematographic production company, Saturn-Films, in 1906. For a long time, historians failed to mention that he produced Austria’s very first films. This might have something to do with the fact that Saturn did not work with the most “prestigious” genre – they made only erotic films.*

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*EADWEARD MUYBRIDGE COLLECTION- FEMALE SUBJECTS (Late 1890's)*

 

 

 

*4 minute short*

 

*Muybridge was a British born photographer who did a lot of pioneering work in stop motion photography. His earliest interest was capturing animal motion in multiple shots, which became the technical groundwork for cinema itself. He soon "graduated" from animals to nude subjects, especially women. He claimed his work was artistic experimentation (which it was), but his depicting of women was noted by some to be driven by more than a purely artistic appeal. No sooner was film invented than it's prurient appeal discovered and delved into! This harkens to the VCR revolution 80 years later, where a new viewing technology was driven in it's early years by the sale of pornographic videos.*

 

*Muybridge died in 1904, and the above video link is some early film footage indeed, thought to date from the 1890's. The stills which comprise this feature were made between 1880 and 1887, and years later assembled as motion picture film by Muybridge.*

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*THE FAMILY DOCTOR (1910)*

 

*Saturn Film, Austria*

 

 

 

*6 minute short*

 

*It's an age old story familiar to physicians: a randy female patient (usually a housewife) feigning illness to get attention and coming on to her doctor.*

 

*At first it looks like just another one of those early silents, except when the woman bares her breasts and eventually, her lower part! This could not have been exhibited in America back then, as doing so would have landed both the film maker and exhibitor in jail!*

 

*The film was seized by the authorities in 1911, and the fact was announced in the **** Zeitung, the Official Journal of Vienna, Austria.*

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*SATURN FILM EROTICA- (Title unkown) 1906-1910*

 

 

 

*One minute clip*

 

*Saturn Film* *was Austria's first film producer. They got to the point and down to business immediately, publishing nothing but erotic shorts in their brief 4 year life. About 52 features were produced, of which about 30 survive. To get their entire extant collection on video, go to:*

 

http://www.hoanzl.at/saturn-filme.html

 

*(Click on the video cover image and it opens up like a book, complete with mouse activated floating magnifier. Very, very slick!)*

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*WHAT THE BELLBOY SAW (1940's)*

 

*Producer unknown*

 

 

 

*3 minute short*

 

*Soft porn erotica. Posted from a 16mm master. Bellboys, like bartenders, no doubt got to see and hear a lot of things!*

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*TILLIE'S TEMPTATION (1940's)*

 

*Hollywood Q. T. Productions*

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*2 and a half minute short*

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*These Hollywood Q. T. film uploads were posted by someone who bought the 16mm originals in an estate sale. That's the thing about collecting porn; people find your stuff and get wise about you after you pass away!*

 

 

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*HOT NUMBERS (1940's)*

 

*Hollywood Q. T. Productions w/ Bebe, Zona and Lou*

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*3 minute short*

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*WOMEN KNOW YOUR LIMITS! (1950's)*

 

*BBC*

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*Women- Know Your Limits! From Harry Enfield and Friends BBC*

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*2 and half minute short*

 

*"Look, Listen and Take Heed- A Public Improvement Film"*

 

*If you know anything about the* *British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)* *today, (where I have had the honor of being a guest panelist on their World Service on a number of occasions!), they are utterly and abjectly ruled by "PC"; a fear of giving offense to ethnics, women, etc. A charge of "sexism" would send them running to the hills and ducking for cover! (The moderation standards on their website comment board are more restrictive than that of the TCM message boards.) The left is very powerful and much more organised in Britain than it is in the States. One sign of it is the absolute rule of political correctness throughout politics, the education system and media. Violate it at your peril.*

 

*With that background, it is hilarious to see just how times have changed. The mere title of this feature would raise alarms today, as suggesting that women have their limits in anything would be deemed sexist in modern day Britain. The short depicts a dinner party where the after dinner discussion by men goes to politics and economics. A woman guest commits a grave social faux pas by "interjecting" an opinion. The fact that her comment sounded intelligent and informed is no matter; she has committed the equivalent of letting out a **** at the dinner table by butting in to men's conversation and venturing an opinion! Obviously "bad form" as they used to say over there, and the commentator weighs in sternly.*

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Nazimova's famed and celebrated Garden Of Allah bungalow hotel on Sunset Boulevard (since torn down), where many stars and writers have resided and partied hard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*SALOME (1923)*

*Nazimova Productions w/ Alla Nazimova*

http://free-classic-movies.com/movies-02/02-1923-02-15-Salome/index.php

 

*Full movie silent with English titlecards and undertitling in German*

 

*The saga of King Herod's daughter has fascinated show people for centuries; a staple of the stage, the story inspired a few film adaptations of which this version is the most stylistic and remarkable.* *The character of Salome, who demands John The Baptist's head as a token from her father, sets herself up for all time as the archetypal degenerate "bad girl". Small wonder that Gloria Swanson's "Norma Desmond" character in* *Sunset Boulevard (1950)* *dreams of making a big screen comeback playing her!*

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*Using the sanctity of the Bible as cover for nudity, salacious scenes and wild partying is one of the oldest exploitation film tricks in the book; the biggest "perpetrator" being Cecil B. DeMille himself in his "epics". Here in her own production, Nazimova uses the theme to present a stylistic extravaganza of which she is at the center. Although a nod was given to the Art Nouveau artwork of Aubrey Beardsley, the costumes and set design are firmly influenced by the brand new Parisian Art Deco style.*

 

 

*Salomé (1923)* *is a film adaptation of the Oscar Wilde play of the same name. The play itself is a loose retelling of the biblical story of King Herod and his execution of John the Baptist (here, as in Wilde's play, called Jokaanan) at the request of his stepdaughter, Salomé, whom he lusts after.*

 

*Salomé is often called one of the first art films to be made in the U.S. The highly stylized costumes, exaggerated acting (even for the period), minimal sets, and absence of all but the most necessary props make for a screen image much more focused on atmosphere and on conveying a sense of the characters' individual heightened desires than on conventional plot development.*

 

*Despite the film being only a little over an hour in length and having no real action to speak of, it cost over $350,000 to make. All the sets were constructed indoors to be able to have complete control over the lighting. The film was shot completely in black and white, matching the illustrations done by Aubrey Beardsley in the printed edition of Wilde's play. The costumes, designed by Natacha Rambova, used material only from Maison Lewis of Paris, such as the real silver lamé loincloths worn by the guards.*

*No major studio would be associated with the film, and it was years after its completion before it was released, by a minor independent distributor. It was a complete failure at the time and marked the end of Nazimova's producing career*

 

*A longstanding unsubstantiated rumor, which seems to have started while the film was still in production, suggests that its cast is composed entirely of gay and bisexual actors in an homage to Oscar Wilde, as per star and producer Nazimova's demand*

 

*In 2000, this film was selected for preservation in the* *United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress* *as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".*

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*LOT IN SODOM (1933)*

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*Full film*

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*Just a short 10 years after* *Cecil B. DeMille's Ten Commandments (1923) and Nazimova's Salome (1923)*, *the producers of this short took the principle of using the Bible-as-fig-leaf to it's logical cinematic conclusion. The film maker and their target audience most likely weren't overly concerned about what the Bible had to say, nor were they interested in moralism and conventional piety. They wanted to create something that would fly in the face of prevailing mores, and scripture would be caught in the crossfire between them and the censors. This was strictly for the "art house" crowd.*

 

 

*Lot in Sodom (1933)* *is a short silent experimental film, based on the Biblical tale of the city of Sodom and Gomorrah. It was directed by James Sibley Watson and Melville Webber.*

 

*The movie uses experimental techniques, Avant-Garde imagery and strong allusions to sexuality, especially homosexuality.*

 

*Sodom is a place of sin. An angel appears there and he is welcomed by Lot. The people of Sodom want to have sex with him. Lot refuses; then the angel tells him to escape the city with his wife and daughter. Sodom is then destroyed by the flames; Lot's wife is turned to a pillar of salt for having looked back.*

 

*All intertitles are quotes from the Bible.*

 

 

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