Video of the Day: Too Risqué for the Silver Screen?


Back in the good old days, when local censors didn’t like something scandalous that they spotted in a film, they literally cut that scene from the reel. (While film censorship certainly exists today, we’d argue that it’s more subtle — and as a result, perhaps much more dangerous.) After the jump check out film historian Eric Krasner‘s montage of forbidden images from the ’20s and ’30s; he created this clip using 35mm film snippets that he found tucked away in a canister in an old theater in Pennsylvania — safe from impressionable eyes.

[via Andrew Sullivan]