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- Hollywood, Moral Censorship, and the Motion Picture Production Code
- Farmington Hills, Mich. : Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, 2012.
- Archives unbound. [Electronic resource]
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- Motion Picture Association of America. Production Code Administration.
Motion pictures -- Censorship -- United States.
- The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) Production Code Administration Files collection documents forty years of self-regulation and censorship in the motion picture industry. The Production Code was written in 1929 by Martin J. Quigley, an influential editor and publisher of motion picture trade periodicals, and Reverend Daniel A. Lord, a Jesuit advisor to Hollywood filmmakers. Officially accepted in 1930 by the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America (MPPDA), the precursor organization to the MPAA, the Production Code presented guidelines governing American movie production. In essence, however, the Code was the template for a theological takeover of American cinema. The five hundred titles selected were chosen by the staff of the library's Special Collections Department, with advice from film historian Leonard J. Leff.
- Date range of documents: 1927-1968.
Reproduction of the originals from Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Beverly Hills, California.
"Source Note: Motion Picture Association of America Production Code Administration collection, selected from the holdings of the Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, California. This collection comprises the content of the former microfilm product entitled."
Electronic reproduction. Farmington Hills, Mich. : Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, 2012. Available via the World Wide Web.
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- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Herman V. Ames Fund.
- Leff, Leonard J.
Herman V. Ames Fund.
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