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Press release regarding the reclassification code of the motion picture "The Outlaw"


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Press release briefly describes Howard Hughes agreement with the National Legion of Decency to change their "Condemned" classification of his film "The Outlaw" to a "B" classification ("Morally Objectionable In Part For All").

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whh001701. Howard Hughes Public Relations Reference Files, 1931-1997. MS-00380. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.


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From: Carl Byoir & Associates, Inc. 10 E. 10th St., New York 16, N.Y. FOR RELEASE IN NEWSPAPERS OF MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 1949 NOTE TO EDITORS: This statement is being given to wire services in Los Angeles for release in newspapers of Monday, Oct. 10, 1949. This copy is provided you so that you will be sure to have the full text available. It is suggested that the state-ment be used to accompany statement on same subject being released in New York for newspapers of the same date by the National Legion of Decency. PLEASE OBSERVE RELEASE DATE. HOLLYWOOD, Oct. 9 ó Howard Hughes, west coast motion picture producer and industrialist, today issued the following statement concerning his motion picture, "The Outlaw," starring Jane Russell: "As many people are aware, I have produced a motion picture entitled 'The Outlaw', which has been banned and condemned on moral grounds by the National Legion of Decency. "Now finally, after prolonged discussions, lasting more than a year, I have reached an agreement with the Legion of Decency to make certain changes in the picture. "'The Outlaw' has been removed from the Legion's 'C' or 'Condemned' classification and has been placed in the 'B' classification, which is described as 'Morally Objectionable in Part for All'." - 0 -