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Calendar, Night&Day Magnetic Unknown

Magnetic Unknown

Lesser known but freakier than Freaks, Tod Browning's silent horror movie The Unknown stars Lon Chaney in an epic turn as Alonzo the Armless, a deformed knife-thrower who uses his toes to hurl daggers. His lovely assistant Nanon (played…
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Calendar, Night&Day Code Blue

Code Blue

Freaks is a campy feature film about love and deception set within a community of carnival sideshow stars. It was released in 1932 with appropriately hysterical taglines: “The Strangest ... The Most Startling Human Story Ever Screened ... Are You…
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Calendar, See/Be Seen Love Dolls

Love Dolls

FRI 2/13 You wouldn't guess that romance, celebration, and horror make for a tasty conceptual cocktail, but why else would Tod Browning have released his hugely sensual film Dracula on Valentine's Day 1931, exactly two years after the country was…
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Second Time Around

"Hollywood Before the Code" The Roxie continues to enhance its reputation as the House of Deviance with this 20-film tribute to so-called pre-code cinema. The Production Code, adopted in 1930 but only enforced after 1934, was a self-defense move by…
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