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Naturism => General Naturism Discussion => Topic started by: jbeegoode on May 16, 2019, 12:44:59 AM

Title: Fun Movie
Post by: jbeegoode on May 16, 2019, 12:44:59 AM
This flick is from 1933 when it claims that there are 300 nudist in America. It goes to Germany and France. Fun and interesting.
Title: Re: Fun Movie
Post by: BlueTrain on May 16, 2019, 11:39:44 AM
I have a DVD of that movie. It is for real and not fictional, even if it was probably intended to be titillating. It should also be seen against the social and economic conditions of the times, although that's not easy to do. There were a few very good books published in English in the early thirties about nudism, which complement the film quite well. There are a few things that seem very quaint today, like the gymnastics, exercises and dances, but overall, well worth watching.

In some ways, it reminds me of old travelogues that you used to see in movie theaters.
Title: Re: Fun Movie
Post by: jbeegoode on May 20, 2019, 11:22:07 PM
Oohyah! Thanks for reminding me of those old travelogs and news shorts before the movies, back in the day. Should be some of those on youtube. I'll have to dig around sometime.

Are there any titles that you can recommend or remember? There must be some of those books around somewhere. Do you know of any other video?

Title: Re: Fun Movie
Post by: BlueTrain on May 21, 2019, 12:46:58 AM
I do not know of any other pre-war movies about nudism. In fact, there aren't many good and serious ones after the war, either.

There were a few interesting books on nudism published around 1930 on nudism. One such book is "Nudism in Modern Life." Another is "Nudism comes to America (I think it is) and finally, "Among the Nudists." They are all a little dated and quaint as well as deadly serious about the subject. One had to be deadly serious about nudism to admit it at the time, although they're still just about nude recreation, in the sense of "re-creating."

A more recent book that I highly recommend is "Turning to Nature in Germany: Hiking, Nudism, and Conservation, 1900-1940," which is a fairly academic book. But it tells you how it all got started.