Record #341

Date:
24/05/1927
Record Type:
Report of meeting
From/By:
MPPDA (Committee on Public Relations, Sub-Committee on Eliminations)
Reel:
Reel 3
Frame Start:
3-1232
Frame End:
3-1234
Legacy ID:
341
Legacy Year:
1927
Legacy Index:
MPPDA - Department of Public and Industry Relations
Comments:
EDITORIAL COMMENT: The international emphasis of this statement is intriguing.

This appears to be the original formulation of the Don'ts and Be-Carefuls. In drawing them up, "the Committee has in mind not only the fact that these [scenes and titles] are habitually condemned by censoring boards in this country and abroad but more importantly that audiences observing them in non-censorship states and countries are aroused to demands for censorship."

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Long Description:

Don'ts and Be Carefuls Text of May 24, 1927 document presented to AMPP:Report of the Sub-Committee on Eliminations. "The undersigned Committee, composed of Mr. Irving Thalberg, Mr. Sol Wurtzel and Mr. E..H Allen, met with Mr. Will H. Hays, Mr. Paul Bern, Mr. Fred W. Beetson and Colonel Jason S. Joy at the Hollywood Athletic Club for lunch May 24th, and unanimously agreed on the following recommendations which are herewith presented to the Association with the earnest recommendation hat the Association make them a matter of record and commit each other to heir faithful observance. "In suggesting scenes and titles which should be entirely eliminated, the Committee has in mind not only the fact that these are habitually condemned by censoring boards in this country and abroad but more importantly that audiences observing them in non-censorship states and countries are aroused to demands for censorship. By eliminating these scenes and titles we not only save footage and the possibility of a mutilated picture when they are eliminated but also effectively forestall the demand for further censorship and further develop the ground work for the repeal of such censorship as now exists."

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