The Golden Age of Hollywood

Dear members,

Increasingly I am seeing pictures posted that are unrelated to classic Hollywood. What I mean by classic would be pre-1960. The site is called The Golden Age of Hollywood for a reason. I would prefer that pictures, unless posted in member comment pages as member chit chat, reflect the purpose of the site. An exception to that would be posting a pic, like the one at the top of this blog, that reflects the blog topic and is meant to get attention to the blog. Another exception would be in threads within the forum area that are off topic (i.e. The Social Club area). Another obvious exception would be a member group where the boundaries pass the pre-1960 period.

Also, please remember that nudity is not allowed unless it is "artistic". Playboy pictures of Marilyn Monroe are not acceptable but some of the early silent film star photos, that are meant to be photographically artistic, may be allowed. If there is any question please contact one of the admins with your picture before uploading.


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Comment by Ktrek on February 28, 2010 at 6:28pm
I pretty much agree with you Derek. What I was trying to discourage were random pictures of TV shows etc. that have appeared that really have nothing to do with films. I don't mind if such things are discussed and pics uploaded to the appropriate forums etc. but these are showing up in the general upload area and thus showing up in the slide show on the main page. That's what I was really trying to address. Not discouraging discussion of later films etc. because I too would welcome such and do.

Comment by Classic Movie Man on February 28, 2010 at 9:05am
I would agree up to a point. My original intention when I started the messageboard was yes for a forum where discussion of "classic cinema" was the main focus but I don't believe in restrictions based on date or geography. So on the old messageboard I always allowed discussion of recent films and it never took over as the name of the board did indicate its main interest.

I think we ended up with a forum area for discussion of new films. I didn't really mind talking about "modern" as long as it was cinema. I mean you can relate back to the past, I'm certainly against posting images which might offend etc but one of the problems is how do you define "classic cinema" or The Golden Age of Hollywood ?

I would say the Golden Age for instance certainly includes silents and while yes 1960 is a reasonable cut off date arguably you could go a bit later. I think "the Golden Age" is the studio era - that began in the 1910s and ended in the late 1960s. What is classic cinema ? Well too often these days all old movies are labelled classics which simply isn't true. A "classic" for me is something of lasting value whether it was made in 1910 or 2010, its a value label rather than an era one.

So no real beaf from me about posting about the latest films as long its not offensive images and doesn't go overboard. I suppose its the prominence of the blog in the social network which emphasises such posts more. What makes me scratch my head more are posts which really have little or very tenuous links with cinema, again they are more prominent here than on the messageboard.

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