">Name: Director Howard Hughes refuses to submit to censors
Artist: Howard Hughes|
Confronting Bodies: The Production Code Administration (PCA), the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America (MPPDA), and relgious film critics.
Date of Action: Through the 1940's
Specific Location: United States
Description of Artwork: "The Outlaw" is a film focusing on Billy the Kid and his love triangle between Rio, the female romantic lead, and Doc Holliday.
He did not release the film until 1943. Promotional billboards read, "SEX HAS NOT BEEN RATIONED," and How would you like to tussle with Russell, while showing Russell wearing her famous blouse. Critics quickly deemed it immoral, but the movie was a major success. He re-released the film in 1946 and again it was a hit, even in religious areas such as Kansas City.
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