Record #413

Date:
03/12/1928
Record Type:
Memo
From/By:
Kirk L. Russell
To:
Mr Will H. Hays, President, MPPDA
Reel:
Reel 4
Frame Start:
4-1897
Frame End:
4-1900
Legacy ID:
413
Legacy Year:
1928
Legacy Index:
Crime

'Overplay of Sex and Crime Suggested in Editorial Criticisms." collection of newspaper material objecting to crime and sex pictures, including a letter from a concerned Riverside editor worried about the effect of sex films on his 17-year-old daughter -- particularly refers to Our Dancing Daughters and The Man Who Laughs. Russell is concerned about public perceptions of movies as reflected in the newspaper editorials he quotes. He suggests a "broadside" on offending producers in the form of critical comment actually being fed to newspapers, as it is claimed is done in California: "I feel that the material I have would help the "watch your step" necessity if sent to `key" men." public opinion

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Crime (24), Motion pictures and moral standards (13), Public relations (61), Sex (1) Show all keywords…

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