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Massachusetts Begins to Use a “Lord’s Day” Law to Censor Movies

By January 1, 1926

Massachusetts begins to use a “Lord’s Day” law, or “blue” law, to limit the exhibition of films on Sundays to only those which authorities consider to be “in keeping with the character of the day,” effectively giving control over movie content to local authorities. The exact date of the 1926 start of this trend could not be found.


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