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The Resource Pre-code Hollywood collection : Search for beauty, [Disc 3], Murder at the vanities ;

Pre-code Hollywood collection : Search for beauty, [Disc 3], Murder at the vanities ;

Label
Pre-code Hollywood collection : Search for beauty, [Disc 3], Murder at the vanities ;
Title
Pre-code Hollywood collection
Title remainder
Search for beauty
Title number
[Disc 3]
Title part
Murder at the vanities ;
Title variation
  • Murder at the vanities
  • Search for beauty
  • Pre-code Hollywood collection disc 3
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • Murder at the Vanities: Shortly before the curtain goes up the first time at the latest performance of Earl Carroll's Vanities, someone is attempting to injure the leading lady Ann Ware, who wants to marry leading man Eric Lander. Stage manager Jack Ellery calls in his friend, policeman Bill Murdock, to help him investigate. They find the body of murdered women. Bill suspects Eric of the crime. Rita Ross, a second female lead, tells Bill that she saw the women leaving from Eric's room. Rita is shot onstage with Eric's gun. Jack and Bill decide not to stop the show, but Bill prepares to arrest Eric
  • Search for beauty: Inspired by the L.A. Olympics, a trio of con artists lure some prize-winning athletes into endorsing their newly-acquired fitness magazine. They stage an international publicity stunt to find the healthiest young bodies in the English-speaking world. While the athletes are out scouting for specimens, the three rogues turn the magazine into a lurid cheesecake rag. This spins off into a health farm, which they try to turn into a high-priced facility for Hollywood swells out to exploit eager young talent
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
791.43/75
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
English dialogue, French or Spanish subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.P74 2009
PerformerNote
  • Murder at the Vanities cast: Carl Brisson, Victor McLaglen, Jack Oakie, Kitty Carlisle, Dorothy Stickney, Gertrude Michael
  • Search for beauty cast: Larry 'Buster' Crabbe, Ida Lupino, Robert Armstrong, James Gleason, Toby Wing, Gertrude Michael, Bradley Page
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1893-1958
  • 1886-1959
  • 1903-1978
  • 1910-2007
  • 1911-1964
  • 1908-1983
  • 1918-1995
  • 1890-1973
  • 1886-1959
  • 1915-2001
  • 1893-1966
  • 1881-1950
  • 1889-1962
  • 1898-1972
  • 1893-1962
  • 1905-1978
  • 1890-1967
  • 1904-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Brisson, Carl
  • McLaglen, Victor
  • Oakie, Jack
  • Carlisle, Kitty
  • Stickney, Dorothy
  • Michael, Gertrude
  • Crabbe, Buster
  • Lupino, Ida
  • Armstrong, Robert
  • Gleason, James
  • Wing, Toby
  • Page, Bradley
  • Carroll, Earl
  • King, Rufus
  • Hellman, Sam
  • Gollomb, Joseph
  • Wilson, Carey
  • Leisen, Mitchell
  • Boehm, David
  • Watkins, Maurine
  • Binyon, Claude
  • Butler, Frank
  • Grey, Schuyler E
  • Milton, Paul R.
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm)
  • Association of Motion Picture and Television Producers (U.S.)
  • Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America
  • Universal Studios Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
168
Series statement
Universal backlot series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Actresses
  • Stage managers
  • Murder
  • Swindlers and swindling
  • Periodicals
  • Photography of the nude
  • Actrices
  • Administradores
  • Revistas
  • Fotografía
Technique
live action
Label
Pre-code Hollywood collection : Search for beauty, [Disc 3], Murder at the vanities ;
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from set container
  • Murder at the Vanities is based on a play by Earl Carroll and Rufus King
  • Search for beauty is based on the play "Love your body" by Schuyler E. Grey and Paul R. Milton
  • Murder at the Vanities violated the Production Code's strictures against semi-nude women, cocktails for two and smoking marajuana and violated almost every section of the Code (six months later and it would not have been made). Search for beauty violated the Production Codes strictures against scenes of naked bodies. The film was heavily censored and was never re-issued or re-made
  • Accompanying booklet entitled: Code to govern the making of talking, synchronized and silent motion pictures and the reason supporting it / formulated by Association of Motion Picture Producers, Inc. and Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, Inc., June 13, 1934
  • In 1934, Hollywood was turned upside down by the enforcement of a strict "Production Code" that would change the way movies were made for the next 34 years. But during the "pre-Code" period (1929-1934), censorship barely existed and filmmakers had free reign to make the movies they wanted and the public demanded. No subject was taboo including adultery, murder or sex
Accompanying material
1 booklet (19 p. ; 17 cm.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
  • Murder at the Vanities
  • Paramount Pictures ; dialogue, Sam Hellman ; writers, Joseph Gollomb, Carey Wilson ; directed by Mitchell Leisen ;
  • (1934 ; 90 min.)
  • Search for beauty
  • Paramount Pictures ; story by David Boehm, Maurine Watkins ; dialogue, Sam Hellman ; writers, Claude Binyon, Frank Butler ; directed by Erle C. Kenton ;
  • (1934 ; 78 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (168 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
61106092
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)317559564
  • (OCoLC)ocn317559564
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.37:1); Dolby Digital 2.0 mono., digitally remastered, dual-layer, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Pre-code Hollywood collection : Search for beauty, [Disc 3], Murder at the vanities ;
Publication
Note
  • Title from set container
  • Murder at the Vanities is based on a play by Earl Carroll and Rufus King
  • Search for beauty is based on the play "Love your body" by Schuyler E. Grey and Paul R. Milton
  • Murder at the Vanities violated the Production Code's strictures against semi-nude women, cocktails for two and smoking marajuana and violated almost every section of the Code (six months later and it would not have been made). Search for beauty violated the Production Codes strictures against scenes of naked bodies. The film was heavily censored and was never re-issued or re-made
  • Accompanying booklet entitled: Code to govern the making of talking, synchronized and silent motion pictures and the reason supporting it / formulated by Association of Motion Picture Producers, Inc. and Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, Inc., June 13, 1934
  • In 1934, Hollywood was turned upside down by the enforcement of a strict "Production Code" that would change the way movies were made for the next 34 years. But during the "pre-Code" period (1929-1934), censorship barely existed and filmmakers had free reign to make the movies they wanted and the public demanded. No subject was taboo including adultery, murder or sex
Accompanying material
1 booklet (19 p. ; 17 cm.)
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
  • Murder at the Vanities
  • Paramount Pictures ; dialogue, Sam Hellman ; writers, Joseph Gollomb, Carey Wilson ; directed by Mitchell Leisen ;
  • (1934 ; 90 min.)
  • Search for beauty
  • Paramount Pictures ; story by David Boehm, Maurine Watkins ; dialogue, Sam Hellman ; writers, Claude Binyon, Frank Butler ; directed by Erle C. Kenton ;
  • (1934 ; 78 min.)
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (168 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
61106092
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)317559564
  • (OCoLC)ocn317559564
System details
DVD, region 1, full screen (1.37:1); Dolby Digital 2.0 mono., digitally remastered, dual-layer, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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