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A Visual Guide to “TV Taboos” From 1949

Television is still a highly regulated medium but times certainly have changed since 1949. The blog My Retrospace reminds us of those more innocent times with a hilarious magazine photo spread from 1949, which enumerates the many “taboos” on that cool, new invention, the television. "Too-tight sweaters” and “too-gay drinking” were not okay back then.

"Television may be, as they say, in its infancy, but its a remarkably healthy baby. And censors are starting to worry about its morals."

Below are the pictures used to explain what is appropriate for TV in 1949.











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