How The Hays Code Censored Hollywood But Led To The Golden Age Of Film | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


How The Hays Code Censored Hollywood But Led To The Golden Age Of Film

Your great-grandparents likely went to movies that would have made the pastel-colored drive-ins of the 1950s blush. Like the Wild West or the early days of the internet, the films of the 1920’s and early 1930’s — a period known as pre-Code Hollywood — had few rules and fewer inhibitions. As such, The Motion Picture Production Code, or the Hays Code, was established to censor American filmmakers and bring some decency back into Hollywood — and it coincided with Hollywood’s Golden Age.

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