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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

1930: THE VERY CONTROVERSIAL AND SCANDALOUS MOTION PICTURE "ECSTASY"

I remember the outrage expressed by many of the population back in the 1930's when the motion picture "Ecstasy" was brought to the screen. It was the talk of the town when the scene shows the very beautifil Hedy Lamar swimming completely in the nude with ripples of the water blurring out any details. There was just enough to be seen to make the movie the talk of the town....(especially with the guys.)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I was born in 48' but by the time I was going to the movies, most of those theaters were gone.

Ed Millerick

Anonymous said...

Tom, scanning the header page made me, for some reason, remember the Cathedral fire. This was in perhaps, 1953? I'm not trying to be morbid but that is one of those, though horrible, days that defined that era. My father took me when I was about five or so.

Ed Millerick

SJBill said...

The old Victory Theater was across Hudson Street from the Trenton Trust bank. In the late 50s early 60s it was the site of a furniture store and laundromat.

My Dad went to the Victory when he was a kid. Every Saturday afternoon there were westerns and serials, all afternoon for only a nickel.

BTW, Cinema Treasures has an improper photo and entry for this venue.
http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/15949