Arts & Entertainment
The Hays Code Explained: History of Hollywood’s Hays Code
Written by MasterClass
Last updated: Sep 2, 2021 • 3 min read
To receive a seal of approval by the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America (MPPDA) during the mid-twentieth century, filmmakers had to comply with a set of principles known as the Hays Code. Learn more about what the Hays Code banned and why the code was eventually phased out.