Thursday, April 27, 2006

Naked Truth: For men only / Naked Truth: For women only

Here is a rather interesting advertisement I ran across yesterday at the library while looking for Louise Brooks film reviews. This December 1927 Indianapolis newspaper ad is for a double bill featuring Streets of Sorrow with Greta Garbo, and a lecture by someone named W.J. Sternberg. Streets of Sorrow is most likely Joyless Street, the 1925 G.W. Pabst film. And the lecture is perhaps about what we now call STDs. It's interesting that the Pabst film was considered so risque ("A Daring Expose of Dangers to Which Girls Are Subjected"), and that only men should view it, and that no one under 21 years of age would be admitted. What price virtue?

And here's another interesting add I found in the Indianapolis Star. This dates from August 1927.


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