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Old 11-25-2017, 10:12 AM
 
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Remember when they couldn't show a bathroom or husband and wife laying in the same bed on TV (Lucy and Ricky beds anyone)?
All In The Family was the first show to actually have toilet sounds or any bathroom references to be allowed by the censors. Now there's no censors or rules...
And the woman always had to have one foot on the floor:

The Hays Code / Useful Notes - TV Tropes
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Old 11-25-2017, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I adore old movies- everything from the silents to the Golden Age.

But, they're not documentaries. They're fantasies made on a studio backlot, played out by actors with carefully cultivated looks, skills and elocution.

If you really want a glimpse of life of yesteryear, some old newspapers capture both the best and worst of society.

You'll find that some things haven't really changed.
Yep! Because even behind beautifully done movies like Wizard of Oz, the sweet child star back then still died of a drug overdose 30 years later, just like today's youth is doing. Nothing has changed, just back then it was more easier to sweep the ugliness under a rug.
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Old 11-25-2017, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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How can I speak through anything but my own personal lens? Some may have had a great time as a child but I was raised by a self obsessed drunk that treated me like a slave. Then there was boating on the Mekong. That did not help my attitude one bit. I spent 45 years working to get to the point I did not have to work for anyone else.


I am finally living on a well earned pension and enjoying not having to work for anyone. It ain't luxury but it ain't bad.


Old TV: Remember the Western called "Have gun, will travel" that built the show around a corrupt Sherriff, a madam and a frequently drunk psychotic gunslinger. I always wondered why no one else noticed. that show was far more illustrative of the West than "The Honeymooners" was of working urban life.
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Old 11-25-2017, 10:22 AM
 
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I am big fan on old movies and can help to notice the difference in behavior btw the old society vs the new one. What in your opinion has caused that?
Rush Limbaugh and his endless promotion of hate thy neighbor.
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Old 11-25-2017, 10:25 AM
 
Location: SDL/PDX/RDU
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I am big fan on old movies and can help to notice the difference in behavior btw the old society vs the new one. What in your opinion has caused that?
Editing.
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Old 11-25-2017, 10:29 AM
 
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Rush Limbaugh and his endless promotion of hate thy neighbor.
I'm not a Limbaugh fan, but just out of curiosity....why do you care what Rush Limbaugh does?

IIRC, you've been living in Canada since the 70s. Do you feel that what Rush Limbaugh does influences life in Canada?
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Old 11-25-2017, 10:34 AM
 
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Yep! Because even behind beautifully done movies like Wizard of Oz, the sweet child star back then still died of a drug overdose 30 years later, just like today's youth is doing. Nothing has changed, just back then it was more easier to sweep the ugliness under a rug.
Hollywood has always been rough on those working in it. My old aunt used to collect those gossip mags all about Hollywood scandals. This is not particularly reflective of middle class life post WWII life. Hollywood is still the worst, as we are being reminded. Yet we continue to consume what they produce.

The Wizard of Oz is an amazing classic movie. And we will continue to enjoy it.
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Old 11-25-2017, 10:35 AM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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Rush Limbaugh and his endless promotion of hate thy neighbor.
There is some truth to 'hate radio'.

That said, my 22 year old son (a writer), is obsessed with looking through my parents old photos. He loves how dressed up they were (my father a WWII vet - both deceased). And how fancy they looked in their black and white photos. My Dad in his military finest and my Mom looking like a movie star in her heels and fancy coat.

And these aren't 'special day' photos like Christmas, etc. It's just how people dressed.

Now ~ my son certainly doesn't dress like that and my Fortune 500 company has recently gone to jeans every day ~ but it does serve to point out that people did care about their appearance and appropriate dress.

I have no desire to turn back the clock but people did seem to take my pride in themselves.
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Old 11-25-2017, 10:41 AM
 
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I'm not a Limbaugh fan, but just out of curiosity....why do you care what Rush Limbaugh does?

IIRC, you've been living in Canada since the 70s. Do you feel that what Rush Limbaugh does influences life in Canada?

How America goes so goes Canada,if America fails as a country it will have a major impact on Canada,Limbaugh does much to foment hate venom and vitriol in America to the point Democrats are considered by many as an enemy of the state,can civil war be far off?
Also the op is asking for reasons for the decline of American society,i gave my opinion
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Old 11-25-2017, 10:49 AM
 
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I am big fan on old movies and can help to notice the difference in behavior btw the old society vs the new one. What in your opinion has caused that?
Have you never seen pre-code movies - full of sexual innuendo and violence.

Movies are not real life. Real life back then was not to different from life today, you just didn't have all the intense social media. People might have dressed up and had manners in public but in private women and children were still beaten, people took drugs, engaged in risky sexual behavior, etc.
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