Photographs. Very Good+ Ex-Library Copy/Hardcover. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. A Jerome S. Ozer reprint; Ex-library copy with usual stamps, stickers, pockets, and labels, else clean and tight. Library stamp on all edges. Label stains on foot of spine. 266pp., including appendix and index.
Very Good. Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 1945. First edition. Hardcover. 266 pp. Very good, in a very good unclipped jacket. Minor rubbing to tail of spine with showing at bottom board corner. Jacket has light edge wear with rubbed panels.
Photo Illustrated. Good. No Jacket. This Hollywood history has a red hard cover with gilt lettering on the front and spine. Book has some edgewear; spine lettering is dulled; inner pages are faintly browned, but clean. Front endpaper has price sticker and the author's inscription and autograph, dated 7/12/45, inscribed "For Olga Barbie, Newsweek stalwart." Moley writes about Will Hays' career as president of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, where he became famous for his efforts to censor Hollywood movies. Frontispiece is a photo of Hays. 266 pages; approx. 5"x8". Images at /books/p7540 and /books/p7540a.
Yes jacket. First edition. WARM, LENGTHY, PERSONAL INSCRIPTION BY WILL H. HAYS AND DATED DECEMBER 25, 1945 ON THE FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. Inscription is to Dr. Arthur Debra, who was acting director of the MPPDa's Public Information Department and is mentioned on p. 47. An examination of "what the motion-picture industry, under...the Hays office, has learned about governing itself. " The author argues that the establishment of the Hays Office actually represented a liberalization of movie censorship rules, bringing under one federal-level umbrella, laws and regualtions that varied greatly from stste to state. Near fine in very good, edgeworn dust jacket.
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