Friday, August 26, 2016

Hell Toupée

Films this racy and blue draw attention
Here's a case that caused studio tension
Said Jack Warner, annoyed,
"Have that porn film destroyed!"
It flew in the face of convention.

Guy Kibbee and Joan Blondell live it up in Convention City (Archie Mayo; 1933). Due to its salacious content, Convention City was banned after the Motion Picture Production Code was enacted in 1934. Prints were subsequently ordered to be destroyed by studio head Jack L. Warner. The film is now considered lost.

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