Here's an eye-opening look at what was considered too risque for the American public back in the early days of cinema. You'll notice that unshod women's feet seemed to be a common target of the morality police. You'll also notice a few scenes that finally made their way into mainstream cinema (Look for Marilyn Monroe over the steam grate, for example).

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Christopher Ryan

Christopher Ryan, Ph.D., is the co-author of Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality.

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