Pre-Code Censorship Mug


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You’ll love this Hollywood Pre-Code Censorship Mug. It features an Old Hollywood  ad from the 1930s.

The Mug pays tribute to Old Hollywood’s more risque days when sexuality, nudity, gender bending and violence drove churchgoing folks into a rage. These groups of angry folks pressured local, state and even the federal governments to censor films for moral reasons.  After all, the cinema (which was a fairly new and quickly developing entertainment medium) attracted larger audiences and reached more people than the churches could. How dare that be allowed to happen, right?

search for beauty pre-code gif | WiffleGif


Eventually these protesting voices got their way and Hollywood studios agreed to tone down their movies in 1934…at least, until the 1950s and 1960s when the artificiality of films led to lower box-office returns.

The wording on this ad reads:

“Movie Scenes You’ll Never See Again

“Nudity was often featured in Lavish Hollywood Spectacle Films Before Czar Will Hays Clamped Censorship Code on Protesting Film Producers”

Of course, the ad itself skirted the censorship rules by showing the rear end of a beautiful naked woman in its ad. That’s Hollywood for ya!

Animated Gif - Genevieve Tobin | Classic film stars, Pre code, Classic films

About the Hollywood Pre-Code Censorship Mug

  • The perfect gift for movie lovers.
  • Unique one-of-a-kind mug that you can’t find anywhere else.
  • A surefire conversation starter with friends or other like minded film lovers and snobs.
  • Beautiful visuals and layout.
  • High quality image for a high quality mug!

Add a splash of color to your morning coffee or tea ritual! These ceramic mugs not only have a beautiful design on them, but also a colorful rim, handle, and inside, so the mug is bound to spice up your mug rack.

• Ceramic
• Height: 3.85″ (9.8 cm)
• Diameter: 3.35″ (8.5 cm)
• White print area
• Color rim, inside, and handle
• Dishwasher and microwave safe

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Weight 0.37 lbs


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