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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