Forbidden Hollywood: The Pre-Code Era (1930-1934): When Sin Ruled the Movies [EPUB]
25 June 2019, 03:03
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 0762466774 | 346.2MB
Filled with rare images and untold stories from filmmakers, exhibitors, and moviegoers, Forbidden Hollywood is the ultimate guide to a gloriously entertaining era when a lax code of censorship let sin rule the movies.
Forbidden Hollywood is a history of "pre-Code" like none other: you will eavesdrop on production conferences, read nervous telegrams from executives to censors, and hear Americans argue about "immoral" movies. You will see decisions artfully wrought, so as to fool some of the people long enough to get films into theaters. You will read what theater managers thought of such craftiness, and hear from fans as they applauded creativity or condemned crassness. You will see how these films caused a grass-roots movement to gain control of Hollywood-and why they were "forbidden" for fifty years.
The book spotlights the twenty-two films that led to the strict new Code of 1934, including Red-Headed Woman, Call Her Savage, and She Done Him Wrong. You'll see Paul Muni shoot a path to power in the original Scarface; Barbara Stanwyck climb the corporate ladder on her own terms in Baby Face; and misfits seek revenge in Freaks.
More than 200 newly restored (and some never-before-published) photographs illustrate pivotal moments in the careers of Clara Bow, Joan Crawford, Norma Shearer, and Greta Garbo; and the pre-Code stardom of Claudette Colbert, Cary Grant, Marlene Dietrich, James Cagney, and Mae West. This is the definitive portrait of an unforgettable era in filmmaking.
The Good Vices: From Beer to Sex, the Surprising Truth about What’s Actually Good for You [EPUB]
25 June 2019, 03:02
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 0143131966 | 0.74MB
Being healthy is easier, less expensive, and a whole lot more enjoyable than you think.
Much of the health advice we receive today tells us that in order to be healthy, we must consume a Spartan diet, exercise with the intensity of an Olympic athlete, and take a drug for every ailment. We constantly worry about the foods we should or shouldn't be eating and the medical tests we have neglected to take. And all that worry costs us dearly—financially, emotionally, and physically.
In The Good Vices, prominent naturopathic physician Dr. Harry Ofgang and health journalist Erik Ofgang tear down decades of myth and prejudice to reveal how some of our guilty pleasures are not only okay but actually good for our health.
- Like wine, moderate beer and spirit consumption raises our bodies' level of good cholesterol, which protects against heart disease.
- Egg yolks are an excellent source of important fat-soluble vitamins.
- Research suggests that moderate exercisers can be at least as healthy as, and sometimes even healthier than, those who exercise intensively.
Forget what you thought you knew about what's healthy, and enjoy some good vices instead.
My Small Space: Starting Out in Style [EPUB]
25 June 2019, 03:01
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 1524762660 | 282.6MB
My Small Space is the ultimate guide to moving out on your own—whether that's in a campus dorm, an apartment with four of your friends, a two-bedroom with your buddy, or your very own studio. With photography of all kinds of spaces, smart design tips, interviews with renters, and more, this book proves that size doesn't matter when you have great style.
Learn how to decorate around immovable furniture in a dorm and what to pack (and leave behind) from home. Get creative in a cramped apartrment that you share with others. If you're thinking about living solo, see what it's like to finally be in control of all of the decision making. With tips on making floor plans, picking out color palettes, hanging wall art, choosing a rug, and more, this lookbook will help you feel right at home—wherever that may be.