Early Hollywood Censored

In the early days of cinema, censorship was commonplace in America, and even slightly suggestive film clips wound up on the cutting room floor. Now, at long last, some clips are finally reaching the silver screen. In 2007, a filmmaker found cut scenes in an old theater somewhere in Pennsylvania, and, with them, produced a short film. Above, you can revisit the legacy of censorship in early American film. And, what’s more, you can watch lots of great vintage films with our collection of Free Online Movies.

via Maria Popova, aka @brainpicker, the writer behind Brainpickings.org

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