Record #671

Date:
10/02/1930
Record Type:
Record of meeting
From/By:
AMPP
Reel:
Reel 8
Frame Start:
8-1985
Frame End:
8-2132
Legacy ID:
679
Legacy Year:
1930
Legacy Index:
MPPDA - Production Code
Comments:
Additional text in Transcription. See separate file for digest.

Discussion of Production Code in its draft form. Stenographic transcript of a meeting between producers, Lord, Quigley, and Hays to discuss the form and content of the proposed new Code. Includes Lord's submission, "Suggested Code to Govern the Production of motion pictures" and Thalberg submission "General Principles to Govern ...," which introduces the concept of compensating moral values. Treatment of women: pp. 37, 43, 64-5. Use of suggestion rather than explicitness: pp. 45,47. Obscenity, pp. 51-52. Necessity of happy endings: p.79 Material re Woman of Affiars pp. 90, 91; material re American Tragedy pp. 60, 61.

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