Sunday, October 15, 2006

Some Stories about Censorship and Tango - Censorship in America

In 1915 the Reverend Billy Sunday saw fit to aim his ire at women in particular and really took them to task: “On the ballroom floor you allow liberties to men that you never allow them elsewhere. You grant them liberties on the ballroom floor that if a man other than your husband would attempt them in your home and your husband would find you at it, he would have no trouble securing a divorce, and if he shot the man no jury in the world would convict him for it.”

In 1913 local headlines blared: “No More Tango and No More ‘Wiggles’

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