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