Record #181

Date:
30/11/1924
Record Type:
Letter
From/By:
Anne T. Bennett, President, Citizens’ League of Maryland for Better Motion Pictures, Citizens' League of Maryland for Better Motion Pictures, The
To:
Lee F Hanmer, Russell Sage Foundation
Reel:
Reel 1
Frame Start:
1-1736
Frame End:
1-1738
Legacy ID:
181
Legacy Year:
1924
Legacy Index:
Citizens League of Maryland for Better Motion Pictures
Comments:
EDITORIAL COMMENT:  Criticism from Baltimore, which seems always to have been vocal. The Citizens League was a Catholic or predominantly Catholic organization, supported by Archbishop Curley. The letter includes quotes from Film Daily suggesting of one film, ""Will need to be pasteurized if used as a family film."" Is this a reference to modification to suit community standards as a common practice?

Mrs Bennett is President of the Citizens League of Maryland for Better Motion Pictures. She lists 32 salacious film titles and attacks 7 films specifically, quoting their lurid descriptions in Film Daily. She notes in Joy's statements "a distinct hostility to censorship in any form," deplores the reappearance of Arbuckle, and calls for censorship along the lines of the British Board of Film Censors.

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