This article discusses the efforts made in the early 20th century to censor certain things in both the movies and in theatre. It also discusses the differences between the two forms of entertainment and how they were viewed differently in public perceptions.
"Reforming the Stage and Screen: How Expectations, Audiences, and Economics Shaped the Film and Theatre Censorship Movements in Early-1930s New York,"
Constructing the Past: Vol. 7
, Article 10.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/constructing/vol7/iss1/10