New York Producer Charles Frohman announced in 1913 that he was staging Elizabeth Robins’ My Little Sister. His associate, Alf Hayman, made a well-publicized announcement after returning from Europe that he […]
Publicity for the book version of My Little Sister advertised it as “the story you can’t forget.” Another advertisement proclaimed the book to be “the most widely-discussed novel in New York to-day.” […]
The only prostitute play penned by a woman that was performed, Ourselves tells the story of what happens to prostitutes once they attempt the difficult process of reform. The first scene […]
This 1904 melodrama by Martin Hurley portrayed the rescue of an unsuspecting daughter from the vice den of a white slaver. There are three reviews. Dealers in White Women […]
Cartoon of Anthony Comstock waging war against the wicked flesh upon the stage.
Cartoon portraying the volatile censorship of George Bernard Shaw’s American premiere of Mrs. Warren’s Profession in New York in 1905.
Kate Carew was a reporter and caricaturist who reported on white slavery, among other topics, in 1910. […]
One of the most infamous censored brothel plays of the 1913 season.
In this article, Bernard Weintraub notes that “the first Academy Award for best actress was given in 1928 to Janet Gaynor for her […]
Fay Bainter as Ming Toy in East is West. Photo by Bachrach courtesy of David Shields.