Chicago Board of Censors

The Chicago Board of Censors was a film censorship committee based in Chicago that was founded in 1907[1][2] and was active well into the late 20th century.[3] It was the first film censorship board in the United States.[4][5] The board had great influence over the editing and distribution of many films.[6]

A list of cuts made to films by the Chicago Board of Censors. Published in the Exhibitors Herald 1918


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  4. ^ Staff, NCAC. "A Brief History of Film Censorship". National Coalition Against Censorship. Retrieved 2019-12-17.
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  6. ^ Doherty, Thomas; Doherty, Thomas Patrick (February 2009). Hollywood's Censor: Joseph I. Breen and the Production Code Administration. Columbia University Press. ISBN 978-0-231-14359-2.