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Why be good? : sexuality & censorship in early cinema / Hugh M. Hefner in association with Alta Loma Entertainment presents a film by A&F Productions ; produced and edited by Elaina Archer and Todd Friedrichsen ; written by Elaina Archer and Scott Eyman ; directed by Elaina Archer.

Hefner, Hugh M. (Hugh Marston), 1926-2017 (Added Author). Archer, Elaina. (Added Author). Friedrichsen, Todd. (Added Author). Eyman, Scott, 1951- (Added Author). Lane, Diane. (Added Author). Newman, Maria (Added Author). Alta Loma Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author). A & F Productions (Firm) (Added Author). Image Entertainment (Firm) (Added Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield DVD 363.31 Why (Text) 31208911673442 audiovisual Available -
West Lafayette PL - West Lafayette DVD 791.43 WHY (Text) 31951003339410 Main Floor - DVDs NonFiction Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (70 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Fullscreen ed.
  • Publisher: Chatsworth, CA : Image Entertainment, 2008.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from container.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Original music, Maria Newman.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Diane Lane.
Summary, etc.:
Explores the history of sex and scandal of early Hollywood through rare footage, interviews, and more. Includes Mary Pickford, Gloria Swanson, Douglas Fairbanks, and Rudolph Valentino, to name a few.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; Dolby Digital stereo; NTSC.
Subject: Motion pictures > Censorship > United States.
Sensationalism in motion pictures.
Genre: Documentary films.

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