Library of Congress: U.S. General Hospital #8, Otisville, N.Y. Interested and apparently pleased this audience has been enjoying a movie, a baseball game between Private Harris representing the White Sox and Private Tundoski representing the Red Sox has been interrupted by the beginning of the show.

New York State Adopts Statewide Film Censorship Law

By May 15, 1921

New York State adopts a statewide film censorship law establishing the New York State Motion Picture Commission. The commission is given the task of reviewing films prior to exhibition for objectionable content. This is a major blow to the industry because of the state’s immense population. 

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