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>4/16/98 1:49 PM [log in to unmask] wrote:
 
>for piece on violence in cinema
 
>
>also  the name of the commission formed in the l930s to investigate cinematic
>violence and its impact
>
>many thanks
>
>hrgmd endit
>
 
Could you possibly mean the Catholic Legion of Decency?  The National
Board of Review, or the Hays Office (MPPDA:  Motion Pictures Producers
and Distributors of America)?
 
For an overview of this, see Garth Jowett's _Film: The Democratic Art_;
it contains several chapters covering censorship in the early film
industry.  (It's out of print, but shouldn't be that difficult to find).
 
Cheers,
Erika Caswell
 
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