The Resource Hollywood censored : morality codes, Catholics, and the movies, Gregory D. Black

Hollywood censored : morality codes, Catholics, and the movies, Gregory D. Black

Label
Hollywood censored : morality codes, Catholics, and the movies
Title
Hollywood censored
Title remainder
morality codes, Catholics, and the movies
Statement of responsibility
Gregory D. Black
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Hollywood Censored examines how hundreds of films - Mae West comedies, serious dramas, and films with a social message - were censored and often edited to promote a conservative political agenda during the golden era of studio production in the 1930s. After a series of sex scandals rocked the movie industry in 1922, the Hollywood moguls hired Will Hays to clean the image of movies. As movie "czar," Hays tried a variety of ways to regulate films before adopting a formal code. Written in 1930 by a St. Louis priest and a Catholic layman, the Production Code stipulated that movies stress proper behavior, respect for government, and "Christian values"--Thereby challenging the moguls' staunch belief that movies entertain, not preach morality." "The Catholic Church further reinforced these efforts by launching its Legion of Decency in 1934. Intended to force Hays and Hollywood to censor movies more rigorously, the Legion engineered the appointment of Joseph Breen as head of the Production Code Administration. For the next three decades, Breen, Hays, and the Catholic Legion of Decency virtually controlled the content of all Hollywood films." "Becounting one of the most fascinating eras of Hollywood, Hollywood Censored is based on an extensive survey of original studio records, censorship files, and Legion archives."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Black, Gregory D
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.5
LC item number
.B49 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National Legion of Decency
  • National Legion of Decency
  • National catholic office for motion pictures (États-Unis)
  • National legion of decency
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Filmkunst
  • Censuur
  • Cinéma
  • Cinéma
  • Filmzensur
  • Geschichte
  • United States
  • Hollywood (Calif.)
  • USA
Label
Hollywood censored : morality codes, Catholics, and the movies, Gregory D. Black
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Filmography: p. 321-326
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Restricting entertainment: the movies censored -- The Hays office and a moral code for the movies -- Sex, sex and more sex -- Movies and modern literature -- Beer, blood and politics -- Legions march on Hollywood -- Sex with a dash of moral compensation -- Film politics and industry policy -- Conclusion -- Appendices -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 336 pages
Isbn
9780521452991
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
93048340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29565096
  • (OCoLC)ocm29565096
Label
Hollywood censored : morality codes, Catholics, and the movies, Gregory D. Black
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Filmography: p. 321-326
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 311-319) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Restricting entertainment: the movies censored -- The Hays office and a moral code for the movies -- Sex, sex and more sex -- Movies and modern literature -- Beer, blood and politics -- Legions march on Hollywood -- Sex with a dash of moral compensation -- Film politics and industry policy -- Conclusion -- Appendices -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 336 pages
Isbn
9780521452991
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
93048340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29565096
  • (OCoLC)ocm29565096

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