This 1930s Hollywood Sex Symbol’s Work Was So Scandalous That She Wound Up In Jail

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Mae West was used to ruffling feathers but, in 1927, censors had enough. That’s why police came crashing into the Broadway theater where she produced her successful show, Sex. And, when the actor had her day in court, the judge decided there was only one solution. They had to put the sassy starlet behind bars.

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