The morals of the movie

Paperback | January 17, 2012

byEllis Paxson Oberholtzer

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1922. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI AMERICAN CENSOR BOARDS In view of the courses which are followed in other countries it cannot have surprised our film manufacturers that bills proposing laws similar to those already on the statute books of five of the American states came before some twenty-five or thirty legislatures last year; it should not surprise them when such measures appear in the legislative bodies of these same states and in other legislatures next year and thereafter, if necessary, until erring interests in the industry are effectively admonished to the public advantage. The work of censoring pictures in this country began in the local community. Chicago is the pioneer, the experience of that city with the subject having begun in 1907.1 The duty of issuing permits was entrusted to the Superintendent of Police. By further legislation of the City Council the matter after 1912 came under the competent direction of a deputy, whose determined course in combatting the sordid and corrupt forces which aim to block the course of regulation, entitles him to a memorable place in the history of the development of this branch of social service. The ordinance provided for the rejection of only what was "immoral or obscene," and there was appeal from decisions of the chief of police to the mayor. 1 The ordinance was passed on November 4, and became effective on November 19, 1907. As a matter of fact, in practice, the scope of the provision has been extended. The Chicago examiners have done a particularly commendable service in cutting criminal matter from picture film with a view to supplementing the activity of the Police Department under whose auspices and with whose guidance they proceed, though they have come to occupy a semiindependent position and pursue a quasi-independent c...

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1922. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI AMERICAN CENSOR BOARDS In view of the courses which are followed in other countries it cannot have surprised our fil...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217804039

ISBN - 13:9780217804035

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