#2 To a large degree, the Code came into being to prevent women from having fun. It was designed to put the genie back in the bottle - & the wife back in the kitchen. Keep in mind that movies, & the close up in particular, were still a new thing in the 20s & 30s. For the first time in history people could sit & contemplate a beautiful face in a darkened theater. The face & the personality behind it were extremely important.