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Dec. 23, 1960: Take that, Sluggo, you gender-stereotyping clod!
On the jump, a “legless World War II veteran” is charged with having 250 reels of stag films…. Jack Smith goes Christmas shopping and finds his fellow human beings a bit lacking in the holiday spirit … bridge expert Alfred Sheinwold says the four of clubs is a card of warning … and Pope John XXIII reads his Christmas message.
The Times said: “The pontiff dedicated much of his message ... to the subject of truth. He especially appealed to all engaged in mass communication -- press, radio, television, movies -- to dedicate themselves to it.”
7 Men, Woman, Arrested in Lewd Film Racket, Oct. 24, 1957
King of Obscene Films Kills Self in Chicago, Sept. 14, 1947