Library of Congress: Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley, Jack Valenti, Rosa Parks and Benjamin Hooks, during Bradley's Spingarn award ceremony, Los Angeles, California, 1985

The MPAA Scraps the Production Code

By April 25, 1966

Jack Valenti leaves his job as a special assistant to President Lyndon B. Johnson to become the president of the Motion Picture Association of America. Shortly after taking office, he scraps the Production Code and begins working on a new age-based rating system.

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