Books: Cinema Censorship

CENSORED: THE PRIVATE LIFE OF THE MOVIES—Morris Ernst & Pare Lorentz— Cape & Smith ($2.75).

Authors Morris Ernst & Pare Lorentz here put forth a vigorous polemic against the present apparatus of cinema censorship. Say they: though the National Board of Review does not officially censor, merely "suggests" changes, recommends certain cinemas, withholds recom- mendation from others, in practice it amounts to a federal censorship board. Official state censorship boards exist in six states: New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Kansas, Virginia, Ohio; the Pennsylvania board is the...

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