Record #1274

Date:
13/10/1930
Record Type:
Letter
From/By:
Albert L. Schweitzer, Prosecuting Attorney
To:
Mabel K. Alt, Civic Union of St Louis
Reel:
Reel 8
Frame Start:
8-2577
Frame End:
8-2581
Legacy ID:
1285
Legacy Year:
1930
Legacy Index:
RKO

As a result of a complaint, presumably by Mrs. Alt, the Prosecuting Attorney dispatched an officer to the St. Louis Theatre and persuaded the manager (Louis Holbord) to delete the objectionable parts of a picture, which were a reflection upon the sanctity of the scriptures. The film involved was a short in the RKO Humanettes series, featuring puppets with superimposed human heads. The complaint referred to a scene involving Salome, the head of John the Baptist and King Herod. Trotti viewed the film, and RKO agreed to delete the scene.

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