Author:Will H. Hays [Raymond Moley]

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The Hays Office

By: Will H. Hays [Raymond Moley]

Price: $150.00

Publisher: Indianapolis, The Bobbs-Merrill Company: 1945

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 14bn

Condition: Very Good


A prominent Republic politician, Will Hays gave up his political ambitions after serving as U.S. postmaster general to become the motion picture industry's morality czar. Hays set up a strict movie production code that saved Hollywood from government censorship by imposing limits on acceptable screen behavior; it became the basis for an early industry movie rating system. The author, Raymond Moley, argues that the centralization of film standards in the Hays Office actually leads to greater freedom in film by creating federal standards rather than State and local control of content. Extensive... View more info