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- Mr Will H. Hays, President, MPPDA
Geoffrey Shurlock, Associate Producer, foreign productions, Paramount Publix Corporation
James Martin Fisher, Reviewer, MPPDA (Studio Relations Committee)
John V. Wilson, aka Jack
Lamar Trotti, Assistant to Colonel Jason S. Joy
Col. Jason S. Joy
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- Production Code
- Additional text in Transcription. EDITORIAL COMMENT: Rhis letter approximately coincides with Joy's replacement by Wingate-suggesting the scale of the crisis, perhaps. Was this a device to justify Wingate's appointment?
Hays report on examining reasons for violations of Production Code - mistakes must be eliminated - public not interested in "the spittle of decadent imaginations'He has been studying the situation for six weeks. Hays insists that regardless of pressures exerted by the producers, they must be made to comply with their own agreement and live up to the spirit and the letter of the Code. Too many mistakes are presently being made. He comments on "the reported distribution department pressure" for the production of sex pictures and makes encouraging noises about the effort they are making.
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