Laughing at limitations: those who pushed boundaries in Old Hollywood

There have been limitations in Hollywood since it's earliest days - limitations on women, people of colour, LGBT persons, not to mention limitations on how a cinematic performance may be achieved. Though even in the 21st century there is still some way to go, boundaries in Hollywood were being tested as early as the days … Continue reading Laughing at limitations: those who pushed boundaries in Old Hollywood

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Rainbows and riots: Old Hollywood’s LGBT icons

The Golden Age of Hollywood is often perceived as a time of close-mindedness. Racial segregation was in affect in America until 1964, homosexuality was only declassified as an illness in 1973 and only became legal in 2003. Any representation of LGBT characters on screen throughout the first half of the 20th century was often negative, … Continue reading Rainbows and riots: Old Hollywood’s LGBT icons