Tuesday, March 29, 2016

In the Realm of the Censors

Talking pictures with sin were ablaze
They'd depict it in infinite ways
Or at least innuendo
Which increased to crescendo
'Til restricted by skin-flint Will Hayes.

Chester Morris takes a gander at the gam of Jean Harlow in Red-Headed Woman (Jack Conway; 1932), written by Anita Loos, lightening a first draft by F. Scott Fitzgerald, based on a novel of the same name by Katherine Bush. Censor Will Hays headed Hollywood's production code.

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