Censorship & Regulation

Efforts to regulate or censor movies, including legal issues more generally.

Portland Motion Picture Censorship – For the Good of the People?

As early as 1897, local film censorship boards regulated film exhibition with standards that varied city to city, and because of a lack of enforcement power, even theater to theater. In 1911, Portland debuted a censorship board of its own. The chairman of the board, at least in 1916, was a man by the name of F. T. Richards.