Note the nude actress in an early American motion picture, before the Hollywood Motion Picture Production Code of film censorship. Nudity has almost universally not been permitted on stage, but sheer or simulated nudity may have been. Devices used include use of skin-tight flesh-colored bodystockings to simulate nudity or vital parts to be covered by long hair, for roles such as Lady Godiva. She is nevertheless seen with her top covered in surviving stills of these sessions. At least one later topless photograph of the young Bernhardt made in survives. These nude sessions were not meant for outright public viewing but for the encouraging of theatrical employers or personal guests.