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Well, Mae West's "why don't you come up and see me..." springs 
immediately to mind.

Frank, Michael wrote:
> [with the usual apologies for duplication]
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> in 1958 [north by northwest] eva marie saint says to cary grant
> something like "i have no plans for tonight and my book isn't very
> interesting" -- and we know she's inviting him to her bed . . . in 1971
> [play misty for me] jessica walter says to clint eastwood "right, no
> strings attached, but that doesn't mean we can't sleep together tonight
> if we want to" . . . while this may fall short of the "let's screw"
> which one might expect today, the increased explicitness clearly
> reflects the changes [in both sexual mores and codes of representation]
> that are a function of what have since come to call the sexual
> revolution of the sixties  
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> it would be interesting to trace these changes, which leads to the
> question:  can anyone cite earlier examples in mainstream cinema [i.e.
> films aimed at a mass audience] of this kind of sexual explicitness - or
> of later developments that raised the bar even higher [or lower,
> depending on your POV] . . .
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> thoughts??
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> mike
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