How much power did Hays really have jane fonda sex scenes 1920s Hollywood, how corrupt was he, and why did it take a decade before the Hays Code was fully enforced? This episode is a response to, and includes a brief excerpt from, Hollywood Babylon by Kenneth Anger. Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood by William J.
Hays and the Motion Picture Industry 1919-1922: by Gerald S. Schatz, from The Historical Society of Southern California Quarterly, Vol. Court Awards Custody of Son to Motion Picture Official in Uncontested Suit. Original music was composed for this episode by Evan Viola. Most of the rest of the music used in this episode, with the exception of the intro and outro, was sourced from royalty-free music libraries and licensed music collections.
The intro includes a clip from the film Casablanca. Our special guest this week is Gideon Yago. This episode was written, narrated and produced by edited by Karina Longworth. Editors: Sam Dingman and Jacob Smith. Research and production assistant: Lindsey D. Our Hollywood Babylon series opening montage includes audio clips from various documentaries and television programs. This isn’t news, this is totally unfounded gossip!
Hollywood” and “Babylon” are clips from various documentaries, exact sources unknown. According to Hollywood Babylon, actor Wallace Reid —a morphine addict who died in an asylum at the age of 31—was the first sacrificial lamb of the post-sandal era, and Reid’s wife, a former teen star named Dorothy Davenport, was the ultimate opportunistic hypocrite. What made Reid’s case different from the other scandals around this time? Was Davenport the black widow that Anger suggests, or should she be remembered as a pioneering female writer, producer and director? Wally: The True Wallace Reid Story by David W. Our special guest this week is Mark Olsen.
A frequent co-star of Roscoe Arbuckle’s, Mabel Normand was the definitive female screen comedienne of her generation. But it wasn’t her association with Arbuckle that brought Normand’s career to an abrupt close and her life to an early end. Today we’ll interrogate Hollywood Babylon’s claim that Normand was a cocaine addict, explore Normand’s involvement in various scandals which did more damage than drugs, and talk about the disease that led to her early death. Mabel Normand, Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, c. Our special guest this week is Fred Savage. The killing of director William Desmond Taylor was the third in a trifecta of scandals which, over the course of about a year and a half, painted such a sordid a picture of the movie colony as a hotbed of sin that the industry was forced to fundamentally change its way of conducting business. Mabel Normand is questioned during the inquest surrounding William Desmond Taylor’s death in 1922.