Pre-Code Hollywood refers to the era in the American film industry between the introduction of sound in the late 1920s and the enforcement of the Motion Picture Production Code (usually labeled, albeit inaccurately after 1934, as the “Hays Code”) censorship guidelines. Although the Code was adopted in 1930, oversight was poor and it did not become rigorously enforced until July 1, 1934. Before that date, movie content was restricted more by local laws, negotiations between the Studio Relations Committee (SRC) and the major studios, and popular opinion than strict adherence to the Hays Code, which was often ignored by Hollywood filmmakers.

As a result, films in the late 1920s and early 1930s included sexual innuendo, miscegenation, profanity, illegal drug use, promiscuity, prostitution, infidelity, abortion, intense violence and homosexuality.

Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude
Submitted by whenling.
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~   W.J. (via lexophil)

A street scene in Montmartre, Paris, 1950s. Photo by Robert Capa.
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E eu –
todo de carne,
todo humano –
só peço o teu corpo
como os cristãos pedem
“o pão nosso de cada dia
nos dai hoje”.
Maria – dá!
Teu corpo
cuidarei e amarei, 
como o soldado
mutilado na guerra,
e sem dono,
cuida da única perna.


- Vladimir Maiakovski.


"People are perfectly happy to see women as sex objects, but the actual biologic of our bodies is apparently gross and unmentionable."
- Our Bodies, Ourselves.
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~    Neil Gaiman (via jaynestown)
~   Jean-Paul Sartre, from Dirty Hands (via violentwavesofemotion)

A sadhu does his rituals under the sand using only the cracks for air. Bombay India, 1972, Bruno Barbey.
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c. 1960s: Gino Paoli with an owl on his guitar 
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~   Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated (via splitterherzen)

Carl Sagan’s childhood drawings about space are just as endearing and idealistic as you’d imagine.
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The first time I held a human brain in Anatomy Lab I was completely speechless. I looked at my classmates expecting a similar reaction and they looked back at me confused like…”dude let’s start identifying the structures.” I had to take a step back and let it process…in my hands was someone’s entire life. From start to finish, every memory, every emotion, every bodily control…was right there in my hands. 
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A rare sunset rainbow over the ocean
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