Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Pandora's Box; no one under 17 admitted in 1929

As promised, here is another rare Dutch newspaper advertisement for Pandora's Box, starring Louise Brooks. It dates from 1929.What is notable about this advertisement is the disclaimer at the bottom, which says that no one under the age of 17 years would be admitted - "Verboden voor personen beneden de 17 jaar." It is known that the film was censored throughout Europe, but this is the first ad from the time which I have seen which states a restriction on who can see it. It should be noted that this restriction appeared on many of the advertisements for the German film.


  1. How did you come by this advertisement? Was that reported in a previous post?

    1. I came by this advertisement only recently, while exploring a database of Dutch newspapers. The age restriction is something I had never seen before, though it is known that Brooks' two German films were censored.


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