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The world is full of injustice Of programs that want to accomplish the right things but get twisted by the people that run them This essay will deal with the reasons and Birth of the Hays Commission the ludicrous steps they took to add morality to the motion picture industry and some other sensors of the time All things said in this essay are true and taken from the Hays correspondence its self It is a known fact that sex sells It is used by advertisers to get us to by there product and likewise it is used by producers and directors to get us to see their films During he Depression no one had enough money to buy dinner much less go see a movie So there was a increase in the sex that was on the screen to pull in people Not that there was any rules or guidelines of the studios to follow It was just they didnt care There was a outcry by the catholic church and in April 1934 a committee of bishops were set up named The Legion of Decency These Bishops would tell all the priests and they in turn would in turn tell the parishioners what movies were proper to see and what was not This thought scared the Hollywood studios A boycott of that size in the middle of a depression would crush them The heads of all the major studios got together to solve this problem They knew that they didnt want to lose the Catholics and they didnt want government intervention Their solution was to have a board to censor all the movies coming from the major studios at that time it was legal for studios to own their own theaters so independent films werent generally seen by the public at large To head this committee was William Hays William Hays was a definition would include all the
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