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.
One of the most infamous censored brothel plays of the 1913 season.
Eugene O’Neill was one of America’s greatest playwrights and still remains the only playwright to garner multiple Pulitzer Prizes and the Nobel Prize for Literature. Click on the link below to […]
In this article, Bernard Weintraub notes that “the first Academy Award for best actress was given in 1928 to Janet Gaynor for her […]
This biography of Fay Bainter appeared in the fan magazine Hollywood in 1938 to promote Bainter’s Academy Award-winning performance in Jezebel (1938). The biography makes mention of her star-making role […]
This one-act play features drug abuse, urban poverty, and both men and women selling their bodies for sale. This honest portrait of drug abuse features two down-on-their luck addicts living in […]
Robert E. Sherwood’s 1930 play Waterloo Bridge was adapted for the screen in 1931 directed by James Whale and starring actress Mae Clarke; the director and star would reunite later […]
This film, Tenderloin at Night (1899), purports to depict a San Francisco barroom; the women in the film are described as prostitutes by Russell Campbell in his book Marked Women: […]
This is an excerpt from Shoes (1916), directed by Lois Weber, one of the most acclaimed and commercially successful filmmakers of the era. Her films frequently dealt with such controversial […]