Ms. Gambert explores the genesis of censorship in the film industry from its earliest days until the emergence of the Production Code of the 1930s. Censorship shaped what appeared on movie screens right through the Golden Age of Hollywood—and beyond. Under the Hays Code, small juries of select previewers screened films and edited their contents. Do’s and Don’ts lists were created, and a “Censorship Czar” determined what was fit for audiences to see. Ms. Gambert and OLLI will explore the impact of such codes and screenings on American films in Hollywood’s heyday and the lingering effects of such systems today.