Censorship: Out, Damned Spot!

Readers usually don't know what they're missing, but every newspaper man knows about the office taboos -words that can't be printed and sights that can't be shown. The Chicago Daily News, a reasonable paper in other respects, used to paint out the nipples of male wrestlers and other shirtless athletes. The Atlanta Journal supplies shirts. Before passing an ad for the movie The Love Makers, in which Claudia Cardinale reposes on the chest of Jean-Paul Belmondo, the Journal daubed a tunic on Belmondo. In Southern California, where seminudity is a way of...

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