Record #677

Date:
25/07/1930
Record Type:
Letter
Reel:
Reel 8
Frame Start:
8-1877
Frame End:
8-1878
Legacy ID:
685
Legacy Year:
1930
Legacy Index:
MPPDA - Production Code

Endorsement of the Production Code:

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"I have heard nothing, in a long while, more encouraging and hopeful for the future moral well-being of the country than this action of self-censorship by those who control the Motion Picture world. Were this marvellous agency for communal education, pleasure and betterment allowed to become perverted by vulgarity, obscenity, profanity, degeneracy, or even tainted by the borderline approaches to evil, America would be consenting to the poisoning of the wells of culture, the undermining of the sanctity of the home, and the belittling of righteousness in human relations religious, social and civic. The courage of those responsible for the Code, inspired as they are by an exalted love for the country's welfare, will translate this instrument into positive action and the realization of the noble moral ideal behind it.

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