Outlaws, Rebels, & Vixens: Motion Picture Censorship in Milwaukee, 1914-1971

Outlaws Rebels Vixens Motion Picture Censorship in Milwaukee For nearly years the Milwaukee Motion Picture Commission MMPC had the last word on what was suitable for exhibition at local movie theaters Born of the high ideals of the Progressive Era the MMPC

  • Title: Outlaws, Rebels, & Vixens: Motion Picture Censorship in Milwaukee, 1914-1971
  • Author: Matthew J. Prigge
  • ISBN: 9781365105296
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Paperback
  • For nearly 60 years, the Milwaukee Motion Picture Commission MMPC had the last word on what was suitable for exhibition at local movie theaters Born of the high ideals of the Progressive Era, the MMPC evolved into one of the nation s strictest censor boards, and kept hundreds of scenes and films from playing in Milwaukee that ran elsewhere with little to no interferenceFor nearly 60 years, the Milwaukee Motion Picture Commission MMPC had the last word on what was suitable for exhibition at local movie theaters Born of the high ideals of the Progressive Era, the MMPC evolved into one of the nation s strictest censor boards, and kept hundreds of scenes and films from playing in Milwaukee that ran elsewhere with little to no interference From the bawdy antics of silent era comedians to the unabashed sexuality of 1960s, the MMPC saw itself as a defender of Milwaukee s morality throughout a half century of great change and tumult As the first ever book length examination of a local film censor board, Outlaws, Rebels, Vixens tells the long forgotten story of the battle for Milwaukee s cinematic soul Includes a full index of all films either censored or banned by the MMPC.

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    1. One of the great challenges for any historian attempting to write a book is to make the subject interesting without embellishment. The esoteric topic of this book makes it all the more challenging, but Matthew Prigge succeeded in keeping my interest in a subject I knew nothing about. Film censorship, which today is done at the corporate level in an effort to gain a desired rating, was much more localized in the mid-20th century. A movie viewed in New York might have content not seen in Dallas or [...]

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