Cinema: The Censors

Cinemogul Sam Goldwyn got off a letter to Eric Johnston, president of the Motion Picture Association of America. The subject vibrated sympathetically on the very purse strings of Goldwyn and his fellow moviemakers: screen censorship.

Wrote Goldwyn: "I believe the time has come ... to bring the Production Code up to date . . . Today there is a far greater maturity among the audiences than there was 25 years ago . . . Unless the code is brought reasonably up to date, the tendency to bypass it, which has already begun, will increase. This can lead to excesses . . ."

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