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You Must Remember This: Will Hays and “Pre-Code” Hollywood (Fake News: Fact Checking Hollywood Babylon Episode 7)

10/09/2021

August 14,2018

Karina Longworth’s award winning and acclaimed podcast series about Hollywood

Who was Will Hays, and how did he come to put his name on the censorship “Code” that would shape the content of movies more than any other single force from the early 1930s into the 1960s? How much power did Hays really have in 1920s Hollywood, how corrupt was he, and why did it take a decade before the Hays Code was fully enforced?


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