Record #679

Date:
24/01/1930
Record Type:
Letter
From/By:
Mr Will H. Hays, President, MPPDA
To:
Joseph P. Kennedy, (with Pathe in 1930), Film Box Office
Reel:
Reel 8
Frame Start:
8-1875
Legacy ID:
687
Legacy Year:
1930
Legacy Index:
MPPDA - Production Code

Early letter emphasizing the necessity for a new code of practice with the coming of sound.Hays, writing in Hollywood, wants Kennedy to write to Sullivan to "have him thoroughly realize the situation ... and urge a most sympathetic approach to the problem and the greatest care in developing the solution." ... "Every thinking person recognizes the upward trend of pictures. It is true, however, that there have been a few pictures and much advertising that have brought the trouble inevitably consequent upon a violation of an agreed proper purpose. We are going to have to pay the penalty for that."

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