Record #2314

Date:
14/06/1938
Record Type:
Letter
Reel:
Reel 12
Frame Start:
12-0645
Frame End:
12-0655
Legacy ID:
2327
Legacy Year:
1938
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Production Code

There is a proposed film based on the Morro Castle disaster -- there is a fear this will harm the American Merchant Marine. In response to Fraser's request for information on the Morro Castle shipping disaster for use in a screenplay, the bureau of Marine Inspection and Navigation, Dept of Commerce, try to persuade her to abandon the idea. It would constitute A distinct disservice to the American Merchant Marine. Further, MGM agreed to modify Too Hot To Handle, and 'there is no doubt that the shipping industry will have sufficient influence to prevent the use of such scenes in the future.

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