jayn_j said:Tarzan and his MateJohnny WeismullerMaureen O'Sullivan
Claudette Colbert in Sign Of The Cross ( 1932 )
Myrna Loy in The Barbarian ( aka A Night In Cairo ) ( 1933 ). Myrna Loy said she wore a flesh-tinted body suit for this scene.
Yola d'Avril in Beauty and The Boss ( 1932 ).
Footlight Parade ( 1933 ).
George Raft in Night After Night ( 1932 ).
Jean Harlow in a scene from Platinum Blonde from 1931.
Let's not forget about the suggested nudity in films, on film posters as well, some examples soon.
Dante's Inferno (1924 )
1935 Dante's Inferno title lobby card and a black and white scene from the 1924 version of Dante's Inferno. It appears to me the above are from the same scene that appears in both films. The 1935 version refined this scene, and the female was covered up to allow the scene to be able to pass the production code rules which were starting to be enforced in 1935.
Jean Harlow in Red Dust ( 1932 ) at top and just above some ladies and an admirer in Gold Diggers of 1933 ( 1933 ).
The 1920's. Viola Dana in Open All Night ( 1924 ).
!920's again. Ruth Rowland in The Masked Woman ( 1927 ).
Oh! This will be good
Fay Wray ( with Bruce Cabot ) in King Kong ( 1933 ).
There is the scene where Kong peels off Ann's clothes...
Next we'll take a look at Betty Blythe and some of her films.She was one of the first actresses to ever appear nude ( or in various stages of undress ) on screen. Nudity on a Bela Lugosi poster should be of interest later on as well. One sheets and lobby cards on the agenda as well. I hope all this nudity won't be too overwhelming.
Publicity shot and an unidentified image, most likely from She, in the 1920s.
She ( 1925 )
Queen Of Sheba ( 1921 )
Chu-Chin-Chow ( 1923 U.K. / 1925 U.S. A. )
Betty Blythe was one of the first actresses to ever appear nude, or in various stages of undress on screen. She starred in some exotic silent films as pictured above,
Betty's last screen appearance was playing a small unbilled part in My Fair Lady in 1964.
Ben-Hur. The 1925 silent version.
The World Gone Mad ( Majestic Pictures, 1933 ).Does the sexy female image on the border art look familiar? Majestic released this film on 15 April 1933, and then they released The Sin Of Nora Moran on 13 December 1933, eight months later. Undoubtedly nothing remotely looking like this appeared in either film. The various poses of the scantily clad female were produced solely to attract potential male ticket buyers. One wonders if there are are any other Majestic pre-code film posters that featured the revealing redhead in similar sexy poses ?
Jeanette Loff was born Janette Lov in Orofino, Idaho, on October 9, 1906. Her father Maurice was a successful violinist who moved their family to Canada when Jeanette was a child. She loved to sing and she studied music at the Ellison and White Conservatory. At age sixteen she had a starring role in the operetta Treasure Hunters. Jeanette moved to Oregon and got a job playing the organ. She made her acting debut in the 1927 film Uncle Tom's Cabin. Cecil B. Demille offered her a contract and she quickly became one of Hollywood busiest starlets. In 1928 she appeared in Annapolis, Love Over Night, and Hold 'Em Yale. After her parents divorced Jeanette's mother Inga and sisters Irene and Myrtle came to live with her in California. Jeanette married a salesman named Harry Rosenbloom but they divorced in 1929. She also had a love affairs with producer Paul Bern, song writer Walter O'Keefe, and actor Gilbert Roland. Jeanette got the chance to show off her soprano voice in films like King Of Jazz and Party Girl. By 1931 she was tired of playing ingÃ©nues and decided to take a break from making movies. She moved to New York city and starred in several Broadway shows. Jeanette tried to make a comeback with the 1934 drama St. Louis Woman but it was not a hit. After a few more small roles her career stalled. Her final film was the comedy Million Dollar Baby. She retired from acting and married producer and liquor salesman Bert E. Friedlob. Sadly she did not get to enjoy her new life for very long. On August 5, 1942 Jeanette died after ingesting ammonia. She was only thirty-five years old. Although many believe she committed suicide her death may have been accidental. Her family does not believe she took her own life. Jeanette is buried at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California.