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 actua... View more info