Honors Program

University Honors

Date of Award

5-2016

Thesis Professor(s)

Tammy Hayes

Thesis Professor Department

Communication

Thesis Reader(s)

Scott Honeycutt, Shara Lange

Abstract

In the early 1930’s the film business was booming and filled with sex, drugs, and scandal. All of that changed in 1934 with the enforcement of the Hollywood Production Code which effectively cleaned up the business into what most people today remember as classic Hollywood. By analyzing films from the Pre-Code era, and specifically Baby Face (1933), the roots of self-censorship in Hollywood can be traced to their current incarnation in the film business today.

Publisher

East Tennessee State University

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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