Proposed Investigation of the Motion-Picture Industry: Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Sixty-Seventh Congress, Second Session, Pursuant to S. Res. 142, Directing an Investigation of the Alleged Polit

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Excerpt from Proposed Investigation of the Motion-Picture Industry: Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Sixty-Seventh Congress, Second Session, Pursuant to S. Res. 142, Directing an Investigation of the Alleged Political Activities of the Motion-Picture Industry

Now I come to the fourth investigation which has been held, and an account of that is given oii page 21 of this pamphlet. This was an investigation by the Chicago Motion Picture Commission, appointed in 1915 by the judiciary com mittee of the city council, which after a very complete investigation of two years made its report in September, 1920, in a volume of 184 pages. In that report it recommended for Chicago an ordinance of censorship.

Before that commission appeared members of the trade from all over the country, and I recall particularly the speech which was made there by Mr. Wil liam A. Brady, who was president of the National Motion Picture Industry.

These investigations have not been thorough enough, I feel, to meet all the needs. There is a very great feeling of need of more efficient regulation of the morality of the motion picture. It has been brought out that 87 per cent of our im pressions come through the eye, 7 or 8 per cent through the ear. 2 per cent by the touch and 1 per cent by the smell. I think it is - but 87 per cent of our education comes through the eye.

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