WILL HAYS

WILL HAYS. Vintage 8×10 semi-glossy black and white chest-up portrait affixed to a 10.5 x 13 mount, boldly signed in black fountain pen below the image. Fine condition, with mild creasing and impressions to the borders, minimally detracting from overall appearance. After a term as Postmaster General in the Harding administration, Will Hayes was appointed as head of the Motion Pictures Producers and Distributors of America, in which capacity he oversaw the Motion Picture Production Code, which enforced strict censorship of Hollywood films until collapsing in the 1950s. Keeping a low-key public profile, Hays was nonetheless one of the most powerful men in the film industry during his lengthy tenure.

$350