Press: Ban-of-the-Week

The comic strips "Popeye the Sailor" and "Mickey Mouse" (Italian name: "Topolino"); in Italy. Agency: the Ministry of Popular Culture. Reason: they do not contribute to "exaltation of the imperial, Fascist and Mussolinian tone in which we live." Italian editors, spurred by the new Fascist drive for "racism," have also been inking over the hair of blond U. S. heroes like Flash Gordon and Joe Palooka.

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