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bogarted:

Women in Pre-Code Hollywood

During the days of silent film women were often portrayed as simple stereotypes, the ingenue, the saint, the fallen woman or the vamp, to name a few.

However during the what is now known as the Pre-Code era, the portrayal of women in film, grew from the stereotypes like the ingenue and the vamp into something more.

No longer stereotypes, these screen women had become complicated. This combination of sensuality, independence and playfulness, made them fascinating to watch and completely modern - Complicated Women (1993)

Women were shown to be independent, clever, capable and free to enjoy themselves in whatever way they chose to without consequence.

 
 
 
 

Bette Davis, Joan Blondell and Ann Dvorak in Three on a Match, 1932.
 
 
 
 

miss-flapper:

Ann Dvorak, Joan Blondell, and Bette Davis from Three on a Match, 1932

miss-flapper:

Ann Dvorak, Joan Blondell, and Bette Davis from Three on a Match, 1932

 
 
 
 

mariondavies:

Ann Dvorak for Abilene Town, 1945

mariondavies:

Ann Dvorak for Abilene Town, 1945

 
 
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mariondavies:

Ann Dvorak, 1930s

mariondavies:

Ann Dvorak, 1930s

 
 
#Ann Dvorak  
 
 

bobertsbobgomery:

Ann Dvorak by Elmer Fryer

bobertsbobgomery:

Ann Dvorak by Elmer Fryer

 
 
 
 

bobertsbobgomery:

Ann Dvorak, 1950

bobertsbobgomery:

Ann Dvorak, 1950

 
 
#:')  #Ann Dvorak  
 
 

oldhollywood:

Ann Dvorak vs. the feds in Scarface (1932, dir. Howard Hawks) (via)

oldhollywood:

Ann Dvorak vs. the feds in Scarface (1932, dir. Howard Hawks) (via)

 
 
#Ann Dvorak  #Scarface  #1932