Independent from Long Beach, California on February 3, 1960 · Page 19
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 19

Long Beach, California
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Wednesday, February 3, 1960
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II., Wtd., Frt. I, 1HO Movie Output Not Obscene, Eric Johnston Tells Probe ..WASHINGTON (UPI)--Eric Johnston, president of the Motion Picture Association of America, told House investigators Tuesday the the major U. S. film companies do not produce, distribute or condone indecent movies. But he promised that h would help clean up "border line.-jp.roblems" in sexy films mittee was concerned that and their advertisements. Johnston stressed at i House post office subcommit tee hearing that his association's production code never was. intended to make all movtes suitable for the entire 'certain pictures being shown today, -while perhaps not obscene in the full sense of the word, are degrading and ob- ectionable and do not meet an acceptable moral and social standard." Hollywood's output was obscene or pornographic. * * * * JOHNSTON was the opening witness in hearings on whether the motion picture industry's self-imposed code needs strengthening. Chairman Kathryn E. Gran- ahan (D-Pa) said the subcom- famjly. She said her group also had However, he denied that received complaints that some movie ads were indecent or over-suggestive. Mrs. Granahan urged the ndustry to "continuously re- ppraise" its code, particular- y for advertising. She em- ihasized that she and her col- eagues consider self-policing, ather than government cen- HE SAID the most popular pictures generally do not play up sex or violence. He said the film version of "Lady Chatterly's Lover" turned out to be a box-office flop. Mrs. Granahan said the sub committee had received "a lot of critical mail" about the recently - released "Suddenly Last Summer." Johnston replied that code officials approyed this film after a few lines were deleted. He said homosexuality could be "read into" the story "if your mind runs in that chan ne!." But he said the movie doesn't mention it. Subcommittee aides said that complaints of over-sexiness in movies generally involved foreign films and U. S. productions without the Johnston office's seal of approval. * * * * JOHNSTON rejected any "adults-only" label for certain pictures. He said it would be impossible to agree on which eign pictures are subject to pictures to include and what the voluntary code. But he minimum age to set. He said "lure the associa- ERIC JOHNSTON Code Limited sorship, to be the best course. Johnston, speaking on be- nine leading film that nearly all American-made and some for- said it would be "a form of such a tag would censorship" to make the code prurient-minded." NOW ATTHE ROBERT TAYLOR NICOLE MAUREY OPEN NOON CONTINUOUS OCEAN near AMERICAN HE 6-3973 TODAY EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT THE IVIIGHTIESJT IVIOTIOIV F»IGTUFMB EVER" EDWARD SMALL Presents- YULfiRMBR GlMlOLLOBRIGIDA TECnTOlOR* i! f.'CSI Ml PLUS ACADEMY AWARD WINNER " GRAND CANYON". TECHNICOLOR AND STEREO-SOUND fDCCT GA LDLJI 42P5 ATLANTIC SHOWN AT 8:45 ONLY--TECHNICOLOR IMPERIAL p No. 1 Femolo Gangster of All Time 'Ma Barker's Killer Brood" Thrilling Co-Hit! "Crime and Punishment, U.S.A." PLUS CO.HIT DAVID NlVEN'MlTZlGAYNOR Happy Anniversary BOX OFFICE Open 6:15 P.M. CO-HIT "EDGE OF ETERNITY" Shown at 7 and 11:45 DOORS OPEN 12 NOON · BARGAIN PARKING SffOJF TIME As a public service The In dependent presents the follow ng schedule of starting time of features at Long Beach heaters. Times are furnishec y the theater managers. Fo matinee or other additional in ormation consult the adver isements on this page or cal he theater concerned. STATE "Goliath and ttit Barbarians," 5:3 :50; "Tension at Tablo Rock/' 7:0t 0:25. TOWNE "Th« Miracle." 6:30, 10:JO; "Mutiny/ :00. "The Miracle." 4:30, «:15; "Mutiny/ :35, 10:35. ATLANTIC "Never So Few," 8:15; "Happy Ann ersarv," 6:30. 10:25. LAKEWOOD DRIVE-IN 'Gollalh and the Barbarians." 1:50; "Tension at Table Rock," 0:10. HI-WAY 39 DRIVE-IN House ol 7 Hawks," 8:30, 11:30; own," 6:30 10:00. CIRCLE DRIVE-IN "Ma Barker's Killer Brood," 8:10, 11:00 Missiles From Hell," 6:30. 9:40. LONG BEACH DRIVE-IN 'House ol 7 Hawks," 8:30. 11:30; "Glrli own," 6:30. 10:00. LOS ALTOS DRIVE-IN 'The Miracle," «:15, "Mutiny," «:30 0:25. PALACE "Paralroop Commend," 5:59, 10:03 58; "Return ot Dracula," 7:24, 11:28 17; "Spooks Chasers." 8:47, 12:51, 4:34 ART "Summe Place," 8:40; "Woman Like atan," 7:00, 10:53. «:30 6:30 "Girl: ion's members "believe tha mrveyors of obscenity or por iDgraphy in any of the media hould be arrested, tried in he courts and, if convicted mnished." Q K E U J O O D HA 5-2530 «oi r. CI'RJDH OPEN «:1S -- FREE PARKING HELD OVER -- LAST t DAYS Sandra DEE--Richard EGAN In a PLUS 2ND TOP COMEDY HIT! DAVID NIVEI Happy Anniversary 1 i ·_, ,·___«,.·_.. ·* \ I Open Noon -- Bargain Parking 1 1 SHOW STARTS AT 4:30 j STARTS TODAY! 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T//B greatest story of faith kndwn to our t/me! ; from the inasnv.e Max Re/nhdrdt'slage spectacle!- Plus--SECOND ACTION HIT AT ALL THREE THEATRES SWEEPS THE f SEVEN SEAS! color by TECHNICOLOR ^ STRAND _^~ I CEDAR t PIKE · Phone HE 6-4133 j KIRK DOUGLAS "THE BIG TREES" i "'"' i ''The Flame and the Arrow'! Burt LANCASTER-vlrolnia MAYO * NEW STRAND POLICY -- ALL SEATS . MOD. A··- Saturday, 'thru _{*|w Sunday FRI. WW Vj""V"^ Holidays ALACE 10 PINE AVE.--PHONE HE D-4429 "RETURN OF DRACULA" "PARATROOP COMMAND" "SPOOK CHASERS" ART Sindri DEE--Rlchtrd EOAN j "A SUMMER PLACE" * t "A WOMAN LIKE SATAN" * coimKUDUS ; B R I O I T T E B A R D O t .********? OPEN 6:30 OPEN * P.M. FOR YOUR RELAXATION GO OUT TO A MOVIE TONIGHT 2nd BIG WEEK! IN 2 THEATRES A THOUSAND AND ONE DREAM Of HIS EMBRACE! 10,000 BARBARIANS FEARED HIS STRENGTH AND CALLED HIM "GOLIATH"! OLE GOLIATH AND HIS ^ j MIRACLES OF STRENGTH/ JAMES H. NICHOLSON ANCI SAMUEL, z. ADKOFF PDCSCNT DOWNEY NORW/UK MEBALTA. 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Lltiwill II, ME 1-9111 10 ADMISSIOI DAVID NlVEN'MlTZlGAYNOR TODAYI "* · OPENS Happy Anniversary TERRIFYING SPACE HITI "MISSILES TS ° HD0A ; ! FROM STARTS HELL" aturday Evening Post suspgiise-thrillef fJlte the screen with excitement! METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER HOUSE OF THE fc. SEVEN HAWKS

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