Record #1091

Date:
30/03/1934
Record Type:
Letter
From/By:
Mr Will H. Hays, President, MPPDA
To:
Albert Warner, Vice president and treasurer of Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.and treasurer of Vitaphone Corporation, Warner Bros.
Reel:
Reel 10
Frame Start:
10-1116
Frame End:
10-1117
Legacy ID:
1101
Legacy Year:
1934
Legacy Index:
Books and Plays

The likelihood that Doctor Monica will have to be rejected. Great concern over the abortion angle. Includes synopsis of play. "We thus have a play about three women -- one of whom is a nymphomaniac, one a Lesbian and one a prostitute!" -- and extracts from Breen letters "... We do not recall any picture which has combined so many difficult elements into one story."

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Letters from Hays late March, 1934 to Warners and Zukor warning that It Ain't No Sin, Madame Dubarry and Doctor Monica are probably unmakeable within the Code. on Dubarry: "Mr. Wallis of the studio is apparently disagreeing with most of these recommendations and the discussions reached the point where it was made a subject matter of earnest consideration at a meeting of the Executive Committee of the California Association and finally word from that Committee to this office that the whole matter should be made a subject of consideration by the Board here. "The whole matter is acute. We have read the script here and it is literally full of the objectionable material mentioned to the studio in letters which have gone from the California office."

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