Record #1033

Date:
13/03/1934
Record Type:
Memo
From/By:
Joseph I. Breen
To:
Vincent G. Hart, MPPDA (Eastern Studio Relations)
Reel:
Reel 10
Frame Start:
10-1943
Legacy ID:
1042
Legacy Year:
1934
Legacy Index:
Production Code

Breen instructs Hart to eliminate all effeminate men under the Code.Re a WB short with a sequence in which an effeminate man "enters into some kind of a machine with a prizefighter, who emerges later on, likewise, as an effeminate man." Censor boards "have occasionally very definitely eliminated all such sequences," and McKinnon has asked Breen to say that "in this office, we insist that any reference whatever to effeminate types be taken out under the Code." Production Code homosexual

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14 March 1934 Breen to Hart, on deleting all appearances of "effeminate men": "I have noted your observation that censor boards have occasionally very definitely eliminated all such sequences, and I am writing at the request of Mr. Mackinnon to say that, continually in this office, we insist that any reference whatever to effeminate types be taken out under the Code."It is Mr. Mackinnon's thought that you ought to take the stand that, regardless of censorship reaction, all such effeminate types of men are out."

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