How the Catholic Church censored the Golden Age of Hollywood

"For decades Hollywood studios needed to follow a strict set of moral guidelines if they wanted their movies to get made.
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From 1934 to 1954 every Hollywood movie needed to follow a strict set of guidelines laid out by the Catholic church. They included such things as barring excessive drinking, on screen nudity, and even sexual relationships between races. Enforcement was overseen by the Production Code administration, which was led by Joseph Breen. In order to ensure that the production code was followed the Catholic Church founded the Legion of Decency, a group with millions of members that threatened to boycott any movie that didn’t adhere to the guidelines. For decades every line of dialogue needed to be approved by Breen and his administration, making him one of the most powerful people in the history of cinema..."
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Aside from the racism, I would love to see something similar put into effect today. The reprehensible garbage that Hollywood churns out has corrupted generations. Entertainment does in fact impact the life and moral climate of a nation and it should be regulated. The tide of filth that has spewed forth since those times has done incalculable harm

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