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    Pre-Code Classics Coming to TCM

    Hollywood got away with a hell of a lot before the Production Code, and Turner Classic Movies is offering a weekly taste of the bounty. Alec Baldwin and TCM's Robert Osborne will introduce 24 hours of pre-Code sex, drugs, profanity, nudity and bad behavior every Friday in September.

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    Throwback Thursday: Stanwyck, Crosby, Anna May Wong

    Talkies, we’re told, killed vaudeville, but that doesn’t seem to be the case in this ad from April of 1932 where Paramount promotes its all-star stage shows as much as the main feature starring Barbara Stanwyck.

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    More New And Notable Film Books

    Here’s a second helping of film-related books worth checking out this holiday season. I hope the listings are useful, whether you’re looking for Christmas gifts or adding to your own library.

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    Book Review: 'A Life of Barbara Stanwyck,' at 1000 Pages, Builds a Living Thing

    “A Life of Barbara Stanwyck” by Victoria Wilson ends abruptly in 1940. Still ahead are “The Lady Eve” and “Ball of Fire,” “Meet John Doe” and “Double Indemnity,” not to mention more than 40 other movies and four years as the matriarch of a sprawling 19th century ranch on the television series, “The...

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