Old-hollywood

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Dolores del Rio and Joel McCrea (with Napoleon Pukul) in Bird of Paradise  (King Vidor, 1932). Notice the presence of Mr. McCrea’s navel in the second photo. After stringent enforcement of the Motion Picture Production Code began in 1934,we wouldn’t see another navel onscreen - male or female - until the late 1950′s.

This movie is pure hokum, but it sure is a lot of fun.