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OVER A QUARTER CENTURY OF DEDICATION TO PROTECTING, PRESERVING AND PROMOTING EROTIC ART.
November 11, 2004 - April 30, 2006
Hollywood, CA

The Erotic Museum
presents:
Hollywood Sex Gods


Image: Ken Markus
in LAXposed

The many ways that Los Angeles and film culture transformed sex on Earth.

The Gods of Babylon
In ancient times, lusty tales of gods and heroes provided vessels for a culture’s morality and aspiration. The exhibit describes how contemporary celebrities provide the same function of representing sexual ideals for today’s society.

L.A. Sex Tour
This expansive interactive map of Southern California pinpoints dozens of key events in the sexual history of Los Angeles, from the brothels of the late 1800’s to the adult industry of today. Each story comes alive with narration, sound, film clips, home movies, interviews, photos, memorabilia and more. The map features a dynamic navigation system and satellite imagery of Los Angeles showing detail right down to the street level. What happened on your street?

The Hayes Code
The Motion Picture Production Code of 1930 became an ad hoc Ten Commandments for our country defining morality and sexuality for generations of Americans. See stills and film clips from some of the movies that prompted the industry to rein in it’s lasciviousness and the challenging films that came after it’s implementation that ultimately lead to it’s demise.

San Fernando Says
The closet stag film business leapt beyond the control of organized crime and became a billion dollar industry based in the San Fernando Valley with the advent of the VCR in the 1970’s. Follow the evolution of the pornographic film, the influence of the “legitimate” film industry over it and it’s regression to a “home movie” approach that might be the most democratizing influence over sex to date.

The San Fernando Valley is also home to the largest manufacturers of adult novelties worldwide which says more about global sexual repression than the production volume of this local industry. With products designed to liberate and broaden consumers sexual tastes, the industry also shapes sexual behavior with it’s offering. And find out why your favorite adult products are sold with the cryptic disclaimer “for novelty purposes only”.


$12.95 No one under 18 will be admitted. 
SPECIAL DISCOUNT TO TOM OF FINLAND FOUNDATION MEMBERS.

Read more about the Museum in the Foundation's Dispatch

The Erotic Museum
Gallery Hours: Sunday - Thursday 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM, Friday - Saturday 10:00 AM - Midnight.
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