See and Hear: A Brief History of Motion Pictures and the Development of Sound

New York: Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, 1929. First Edition. 12mo. Black boards with gold title label on the front board, spine titles gilt (now entirely rubbed away).

Hays was the first President of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors Association of America, was Chairman of the Republican National Committee (1918-21), and US Postmaster General under Warren Harding (1921-22). As Postmaster General, he opposed sending "obscene" materials through the mail, and in 1922 began developing what would become Hollywood's censorship guideline, the "Hays Code."

Very Good plus with no dust jacket as issued. Spine gilt completely rubbed, rubbing to the title label, and light fraying at the corners.


[Book #134499]

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