Banned in Kansas: Motion Picture Censorship, 1915-1966

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University of Missouri Press, 2007 - History - 348 pages
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"This first book-length study of state film censorship examines the unique political, social, and economic factors that led to its implementation in Kansas, taking a look at why censorship legislation was enacted, what the attitudes of Kansans were toward censorship, and why it lasted for half a century"--Provided by publisher.
 

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Contents

One Progressivism and the New Medium of Film
1
Two Kansas and the Fight over Motion Picture Censorship
24
Three We Can Hardly Make Any Definite Rules The Difficulty of Censorship as Practice 1915
52
Four The Birth of a Nation and Kansas
78
Five The Battle Lines Are Drawn 19161917
101
Six World War I and the Struggle against Sin 19171919
123
Seven The Roaring Twenties 19201927
146
Eight The Challenge of Sound 19281934
182
Ten The Moon Is Blue over Kansas 19481954
237
Eleven Jane Russell Brigitte Bardot and Ephraim London as the Enemy 19541959
263
Twelve The Final Years of Film Censorship 19601966
291
Conclusion
317
Colin Clive
321
Bibliography
325
Index
335
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Nine An Age of Maturity? 19341948
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