Record #893

Date:
09/03/1933
Record Type:
Letter
From/By:
Sidney R. Kent, at Fox in 1933, Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation
To:
Mr Will H. Hays, President, MPPDA
Reel:
Reel 10
Frame Start:
10-0608
Legacy ID:
901
Legacy Year:
1933
Legacy Index:
MPPDA - Reaffirmation
Comments:
Additional text in Transcription.

Reply to 7 March 1933 letter: "I would go as far as anybody in the industry in any action you finally take. The time has arrived to stop talking and do something." He complains that the MPPDA should never have allowed She Done Him Wrong to be made and exhibited. "It is worse than the Red Headed Woman."

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March 9, 1933. KENT to HAYS. I have yours of March 7, attaching copy of letter you have written Winnie Sheehan and Wingate on the Coast about our meeting the other night. Would probably go further than that and I think I would go as far as anybody in the industry in any action you finally take. The time has arrived to stop talking and do something. I went last night to see the Mae West picture, SHE DONE HIM WRONG. In my opinion it is the worst picture I have seen. It was the real story of Diamond Lil and they got away with it. They promised that that story would not be made. I believe it is worse than Red Headed Woman from the standpoint of the industry - it is far more suggestive in word and what is not said is suggested in action. I cannot understand how your people on the Coast could let this get by. There is very little that any of us can do now. I think the place to have done anything was at the source. Now that we all realize what has got to be done, I hope we will do it, irrespective of the consequences.

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