Monday, April 4, 2016

Legion Squares Disease

To not offend Decency's Legions,
Or upset Midwestern Norwegians,
You must never speak of
Or venture a peek of
A roster of bodily regions.

Donald B. Benson

The 1933 founding of "the Catholic organization the National Legion of Decency, which rated films independently of the motion picture industry, put pressure on the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, which had theretofore enforced the industry's own self-censorship standards, albeit not very seriously." --Wikipedia  Image: Miriam Hopkins in The Story of Temple Drake (Stephen Roberts; 1933).

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