Monday, March 29, 2010


Filmmakers, at least the good ones, always push boundaries and challenge audiences. But early theater owners often faced fines and even arrest if the images they showed to the public were too suggestive.

The video above was create from a discarded reel of 35mm nitrate found in an old theater in Pennsylvania. The projectionist had cut out certain scenes from various movies to abide by the moral standards of the time.

Apparently images of feet were too shocking for audiences of that era.


Mark Albright said...

Censorship sucks

K and S said...

It certainly does, Mark. It's amazing these images survived.

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