The Struggle to Fashion the NRA Code: The Triumph of Studio Power in 1933 Hollywood

  title={The Struggle to Fashion the NRA Code: The Triumph of Studio Power in 1933 Hollywood},
  author={Harvey G. Cohen},
  journal={Journal of American Studies},
  pages={1039 - 1066}
This article traces the long and antagonistic fashioning of the National Recovery Adminstration's code of practice for the film industry during 1933. The NRA code process publicly exposed resentful fissions within Hollywood, and the oligarchic, if not monopolistic, way in which the major film studios had set up their vertically integrated consolidation of the motion-picture industry in terms of production, distribution and exhibition on a national scale. A media spotlight flooded onto their… Expand
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All documents from nd Street Picture file (), Warner Bros. Archive, University of Southern California (henceforth WBA/USC)
  • All My Yesterdays: An Autobiography
Code to Bring Changes"
  • Studios Divide on Code: September th Hearing Will Bring Widely Differing Views
Studio Players Plenty Het Up Over the Code-Make Sweeping Changes Vs. Producers' Methods," Variety,  Oct. ; "Film Code Problems Aired at White House
  • But Stars Won't Ignore Contract
 Sources for this discussion on the "loaning out" of screen actors: Inter-office Communication
  • Hollywood Reporter,  Aug. 