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L.A. Makes Theater Censor Billboards for Play

Aug. 3, 1910, Budweiser

Aug. 3, 1910: Remember that beer is a health drink – like “liquid bread.” On the jump, the manager of the Grand Operahouse is arrested for violating the city’s billboard laws over posters for “Queen of the Highway.” Accompanied by a police officer, a worker went around Los Angeles and covered up the offending portions of the posters, “showing pictures of holdups, fights and other scenes in which weapons were freely exhibited.”

Unfortunately, I’m unable to locate any copies of these posters. It would be interesting to know what they looked like.

Aug. 3, 1910, Billboards
Aug. 3, 1910, Billboards

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