Hollywood Before the Code (1921-1934)
Sorbonne University and Université Paris Nanterre, Paris, France
June 27-28-29, 2024
The implementation of the Production Code in 1934 established a pre- and post-classic Hollywood era. From 1934 onward, the studios submitted their productions to some internal control to ensure the conformity of contents and guarantee their commercial viability at a time when ideological and religious elites were actively trying to enforce the respect of moral principles.