CALIFORNIA: No Offense

The employee agrees . . . that he will not do or commit any act or thing that will tend to degrade him in society or bring him into public hatred, contempt, scorn or ridicule, or that will tend to shock, insult or offend the community . . . or prejudice the producer or the motion picture, theatrical or radio industry in general.

—Standard Hollywood "Morals Clause"

One of the ten writers, producers and directors dredged up last year by the congressional investigation of Communism in Hollywood was 44-year-old Screenwriter Lester Cole, a...

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