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Will H. Hays

William Harrison Hays Sr. (; November 5, 1879 – March 7, 1954) was a United States politician, chairman of the Republican National Committee (1918–21), U.S. Postmaster General (1921–22), and, from 1922–1945, the first chairman of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America (MPPDA). He became the namesake of the 1930 Motion Picture Production Code, informally (and inaccurately) referred to as the Hays Code, which spelled out a set of moral guidelines for the self-censorship of content in Hollywood cinema.

Birth and Death Data: Born November 5th, 1879 (Sullivan), Died March 7th, 1954 (Sullivan)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1919 - 1928

Roles Represented in DAHR: speaker

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia 49633 12-in. ca. 1919 Citizenship Will H. Hays Speech speaker  
Brunswick C1742-C1743 10-in. 3/21/1928 Sweet William and Bad Bill in Chicago Sweet William & Bad Bill Comic dialogue speaker  
Brunswick C1744-C1745 10-in. 3/21/1928 Sweet William and Bad Bill in Chicago Sweet William & Bad Bill Comic dialogue speaker  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Hays, Will H.," accessed October 19, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105268.

Hays, Will H.. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 19, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105268.

"Hays, Will H.." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 19 October 2020.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/105268

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