Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Censor's Sensibility

Onscreen things grew spicy and lacy
Obscene things enticing Lee Tracy
Such taboos were displayed there
That the blue-nose brigade chair
Joe Breen made them splice out the racy.

David Cairns with Surly Hack

Image: Lee Tracy ogles Lupe Velez in a still from The Half-Naked Truth (Gregory La Cava; 1932). Censor Joseph Breen became "chief" of the Production Code Administration in 1934.

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