Spanking Sells - The Pretend Spankings
and there were plenty of them!

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The number of publicity stills of non-existent spankings issued by the Hollywood publicity machine was substantial. Posed stills of scenes that simply did not exist in the film itself were common. The only reason that they would do such a thing means that spanking sells. Here are some examples; most are unbelievably badly posed and not one represents a genuine spanking in the film. Click on picture for full size.
USA 1924

Don't Doubt your Husband

Viola Dana & Allan Forrest

Dont doubt your husband

USA 1933

Sweethearts of Sigma Chi

1933 USA sweethearts of Sigma Chi

USA 1933

International House

WC Fields & Gracie Allen

1933 USA International House_small

USA 1942

Treat 'em Rough

Peggy Moran & Eddie Albert

1942 USA Treat em Rough_small

USA 1943 

All by Myself

Evelyn Ankers & Neil Hamilton

1943 USA All by myself_small

USA 1943

Change of Heart

Susan Hayward & John Carroll

1943 USA Change of Heart

USA 1943 

Lone Wolf and the Lady

Betty Hutton & Alan Mowbray

1943 USA Lone wolf and the lady

USA 1943 

My Man Godfrey

June Allyson & David Niven

1943 USA My man Godfrey

USA 1944

Broadway Rhythm

1944 USA Broadway Rhythm_small

USA 1945    Kiss and Tell

Shirley Temple & Walter Able

Publicity Still (no full size)

1945 USA Kiss and Tell Lobby Card.jpg (13226 bytes)

USA 1945    Kiss and Tell

Shirley Temple & Walter Able

Lobby Card

1945 USA Kiss and Tell Lobby poster

 USA 1945    Kiss and Tell

Shirley Temple & Walter Able

Poster

 

1945 KissTell second poster

USA 1947

Suddenly its Spring

Paulette Goddard & Fred McMurray

1947 USA Suddenly its spring

USA 1948

My Dear Secretary

Laraine Day & Kirk Douglas

1948 USA My Dear Secretary

USA 1948

So This is New York

Dona Drake & Henry Morgan

1948 USA So this is new york

USA 1948

The Fuller Brush Man

Janet Blair & Red Skelton

1948 USA Fuller Brush Man

USA 1950

Saddle Tramp

Wanda Hendrix & Joel McCrea

1950 USA Saddle tramp

USA 1951

Behave Yourself

Shelly Winters & Farley Granger

1951 USA Behave Yourself

USA 1956

The Girl He Left Behind

Natalie Wood & Tab Hunter

1956 USA Girl he left behind

France 1977 (Publicity Still)

Julie, Pot de Colle

Marlene Jobert

1977 FRANCE

 

 France 1977   (Poster)

Julie, Pot de Colle

Marlene Jobert

1977 Julie poster

Even the newspapers
are happy to use these
stills in TV listings!

 

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