Last fortnight, Catherine the Great was banned in Germany because its
star, Elizabeth Bergner, is a Jew. Last week German censors banned
Marlene Dietrich in The Song of Songs (Das Hohe Lied) on the ground
that she was portraying an immoral character. In Vienna censors banned
Mae West in She Done Him Wrong. Reason: "Nothing but uncouth and clumsy
eroticism, appealing to the basest instincts."
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