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Hollywood and the Hays Code.

Film historian Leonard Leff. His new book is "The Dame in the Kimono: Hollywood, Censorship and the Production Code from the 1920's to the 1960's. It's a history of the Motion Picture Production Code and its impact on American life. The Production Code was a set of Hollywood guidelines to help regulate morals in the movies. (The Dame in the Kimono is published by Grove Weidenfeld).


Other segments from the episode on March 7, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, March 7, 1990: Interview with Leonard Leff; Review of three hard rock albums; Interview with Michael Moriarty; Commentary on cursing.


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