When post people think about the Motion Picture Production Code of 1930, they think about censorship which violates the First Amendment. I want to disprove the idea that supporters of the Code do not support the First Amendment and the free speech it guarantees. The First Amendment guarantees protection against government restriction of speech, press, … Continue reading The First Amendment and the Code
This article is specifically dedicated to films which honor the celebration of the New Year. Most, if not all, of these films are Christmas films, as well. However, not all Christmas films contain a New Year's Eve or Day scene. Please pardon any redundancy between this article and the Christmas film article. 1. Holiday (1938): This … Continue reading Happy New Year with the Code!
Christmas is a time for memories, traditions, and old-fashioned celebrations. For many of us, it is both a tradition and a memory to celebrate the holiday season with old holiday movies. Some of these are widely remembered and beloved; you can find them in many stores in special collections or individually this time of year. … Continue reading Christmas in Tinseltown, Courtesy of Mr. Breen!
Thanksgiving is only a few days away. It brings many memories and traditions. Food, family, America, and the home are all synonymous with this day of giving thanks. Thanksgiving brings many people memories of old movies, which are beloved during the holiday season. There is a huge list of wonderful Code Christmas films. There are … Continue reading Thanksgiving and the Code!
PEPS has begun an online petition to bring the Code back to Hollywood. Our goal is to collect 1000 signatures and present them to the ten major motion picture production studios as proof of the public's desire for an Old Deal. We will also collect signatures with a physical petition. We have begun with this … Continue reading Petition to Bring Back the Code in Hollywood!
We believe that you must contact the source. Only the studios can change Hollywood by readopting the Code. We have written a letter which will be sent to the seven major studios weekly from PEPS. It is below: To whom it may concern: My name is Tiffany Brannan, and I represent the Pure Entertainment Preservation … Continue reading Write to the Studios!
Forty-eight years ago today the Motion Picture Production Code of 1930 was officially replaced with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) rating system. Geoffrey Shurlock had retired the same year as head of the Production Code Administration. This officially marked the end of censorship in Hollywood. Since then, films can feature any content as … Continue reading The End of the Code – November 1, 1968
On Wednesday, October 26, 2016, the society's letter to the people of America was published for the first time in the Town Crier! This is first tangible item of success we have had in our goal. We have attached a copy of the page with the letter. The society is making slow but steady progress. … Continue reading First Success in the Press!
We have discussed writing to the editor as a good way to spread the news about the New Deal. This is not enough, though. We must go right to source of the trouble: Hollywood! Filmmakers are not artists but business people and financiers. They want to make money, as do the owners of any business. … Continue reading Go to the Source!
Many people may feel that there is something wrong with Hollywood but do not know what the real problem is. Anyone who is reading this undoubtedly knows our explanation for the problem. We have written little, however, about what can be done to evoke change and get an "Old Deal." The most vital step in … Continue reading Letters to the Editor