Hollywood Censored: Morality Codes, Catholics, and the Movies / Edition 1

Hollywood Censored: Morality Codes, Catholics, and the Movies / Edition 1

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by Gregory D. Black
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521565928

ISBN-13: 9780521565929

Pub. Date: 01/28/1996

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In response to a series of sex scandals that rocked the movie industry in the early 1920s, the Production Code Administration and the Catholic Legion of Decency implemented a code stipulating that movies stress proper behavior, respect for government, and "Christian values." Based on an extensive survey of original studio records, censorship files, and the Catholic

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In response to a series of sex scandals that rocked the movie industry in the early 1920s, the Production Code Administration and the Catholic Legion of Decency implemented a code stipulating that movies stress proper behavior, respect for government, and "Christian values." Based on an extensive survey of original studio records, censorship files, and the Catholic Legion of Decency archives (whose contents are published here for the first time), Hollywood Censored examines how hundreds of films were expurgated to promote a conservative political agenda during the 1930s. By taking an innovative view of how movies were made, and the conditions that made them, Hollywood Censored brings together such chapters as "Movies and Modern Literature," "Beer, Blood and Politics," and "Film Politics and Industry Policy" to form a rare look at America's most famous industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521565929
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1996
Series:
Cambridge Studies in the History of Mass Communication Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
436,554
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Restricting entertainment: the movies censored; 2. The Hays office and a moral code for the movies; 3. Sex, sex and more sex; 4. Movies and modern literature; 5. Beer, blood and politics; 6. Legions march on Hollywood; 7. Sex with a dash of moral compensation; 8. Film politics and industry policy; 9. Conclusion; Appendices; Index.

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Hollywood Censored: Morality Codes, Catholics, and the Movies 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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I really enjoyed this book! It was a great way to learn about Hollywood censorship. It is full of wonderful facts and it is easy to understand. I recomend this book to anyone doing a report.