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dc.contributor.authorHalbgewachs, Nancy Copeland
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T18:08:55Z
dc.date.available2012-02-01T18:08:55Z
dc.date.issued2012-02-01
dc.date.submittedDecember 2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/17476
dc.description.abstractFollowing the end of World War II in 1945 to 1969, Hollywood films remained silent about the extermination camps, the sites of the murders and incineration of European Jews by Nazi Germany that came to be known as the Holocaust. The Hollywood studio system produced very few Holocaust motion pictures before 1980. This research provides evidence from the files of the Hays Commission in the Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences to support the hypothesis that censorship was a major social cause of this silence. The correspondence between members of the Hays Commission, the business offices of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America in New York City, and the studios for selected motion pictures produced between 1930 and 1969 demonstrates that censorship was a major factor that prevented Hollywood from producing films and foreign films from appearing in theaters. Once the studio system collapsed and with it The Production Code Administration, films about the Holocaust and the genocide of the Jewish people suddenly appeared in the United States. The archival records of the Hays Commission in the Margaret Herrick Library demonstrate the way films about the Holocaust were delayed by the censorship organization established by the Hollywood studio system. This hypothesis fills an important gap in knowledge about holocaust films as well as offering an important case study in organizational politics and its impact on an important aspect of culture.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectHolocausten_US
dc.subjectcensorshipen_US
dc.subjectmotion picturesen_US
dc.subjectHollywooden_US
dc.subjectProduction Codeen_US
dc.subjectWill Haysen_US
dc.subjectJewsen_US
dc.subjectFinal Solutionen_US
dc.subjectMPPDAen_US
dc.subjectMPPAen_US
dc.subjectParamount Caseen_US
dc.subjectHays Codeen_US
dc.subjectPCAen_US
dc.subjectJoe Breenen_US
dc.subjectLegion of Decencyen_US
dc.subjectHays Commission
dc.subject.lcshHolocaust, Jewish (1939-1945), in motion pictures
dc.subject.lcshMotion pictures--Censorship--United States--History--20th century
dc.subject.lcshMotion Picture Producers and Distributors of America
dc.titleCensorship and Holocaust Film in the Hollywood Studio Systemen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.description.degreeDoctor of Philosophyen_US
dc.description.levelDoctoralen_US
dc.description.departmentUniversity of New Mexico. Dept. of Sociologyen_US
dc.description.advisorHuaco, George
dc.description.committee-memberCoughlin, Richard
dc.description.committee-memberTiano, Susan
dc.description.committee-memberStone, James D.


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