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Pansy Montague

Pansy Montague (‘La Milo’), 1913

Performing as La Milo, Pansy skirted the censors by staying still while posing nude. As long as she didn’t move, it was considered art, like a statue. The same tactic was used later at the Windmill Theatre.

The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio, June 29, 1927

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The Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, October 8, 1939

TIL people in 1939 did know that “plastered” meant “drunk”

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Miners Journal, Pottsville, Pennsylvania, May 18, 1901:

Evansville Press, Indiana, July 1, 1911:

The Chronicle, Leavenworth, Kansas, December 6, 1929:

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Alaska, November 28, 1933:

The Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, October 8, 1939

The Palm Beach Post, Florida, September 7, 1924

The St. Louis Star and Times, Missouri, May 14, 1942

The Akron Beacon Journal, Ohio, October 20, 1927

Oracle, Kingman, Kansas, March 18, 1941

The Illustrated Police News, London, England, January 3, 1880

The Daily Standard, Sikeston, Missouri, June 11, 1948

The Daily Standard,

Sikeston, Missouri, June 16, 1948

The Daily Tar Heel, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, October 14, 1942

The Decatur Herald, Illinois, September 20, 1924

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