Fanny By Gaslight

The May 29 1945 edition of the Toronto Daily Star featured an ad for the movie Fanny By Gaslight, the title of which might cause sniggers these days:


This movie ad is unusual because it looks like it was hand-written.

Fanny By Gaslight is a British film that was made in 1944. It was not released in the U.S. until 1948, as 17 minutes of it needed to be removed for it to meet the Motion Picture Production Code. When it was released there, it was called Man Of Evil, which would not have provoked sniggering.

YouTube has the entire movie here. Or, if you like, you can just watch the corset lacing scene.

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