Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Apr 6, 2019

Author Mark A. Vieira In Person!
CALL HER SAVAGE & Forbidden Hollywood Presentation
Co-presented by the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles

Mark Vieira's presentation on pre-code era cinema, based on his book, will precede CALL HER SAVAGE. The presentation will run approximately 40 minutes. The film will follow. Books will be on sale in the lobby with Larry Edmunds Bookshop when doors open at 1:00 PM.

Introductory lecture by author Mark A. Vieira, who will sign his book Forbidden Hollywood: The Pre-Code Era (1930-1934) - When Sin Ruled the Movies.
35 mm!
Archival Print!

1932, 20th Century Fox, 88 min, USA, Dir: John Francis Dillon

If there is one film that deserves to be called “the most pre-Code film of them all,” it is John Francis Dillon’s CALL HER SAVAGE. In 1932, the Fox Film Corporation was desperate for a hit, so it brought Clara Bow (“The It Girl”) out of retirement and adapted a sensational novel for her, violating every rule of the 1930 Production Code. One reviewer called the film “a flashy, trashy, tasteless and unpleasant exhibit” but conceded that “not even the most captious can deny its superficial appeal.” With showy support from stunning Thelma Todd and lounge lizard Monroe Owsley, Clara Bow burns up the screen in one outrageous episode after another.

Egyptian Theatre • Sat, Apr 6, 2019 • 2:00pm