Marty Snyder, the blind movie censor

Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart famously said, when asked to define pornography, "I know it when I see it."

Marty Snyder couldn't see it, but he figured he would know it anyway, especially if the person sitting next to him filled him in on what he was missing.

Snyder ended up serving on the Clarkstown censorship panel for less than a year because he died of a stroke in 1974.

South Mississippi Sun - Oct 25, 1973

Jet - Nov 22, 1973

     Posted By: Alex - Fri Aug 25, 2023
     Category: Censorship, Bluenoses, Taboos, Prohibitions and Other Cultural No-No’s | 1970s | Eyes and Vision

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