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11 Nineteenth-Century VP Candidates Who Vaguely Resemble Famous Actors

In the unlikely event someone wants to make a blockbuster movie about James Polk’s vice president or the running mate of the guy who lost to Franklin Pierce, we have the perfect actors. 1. John Breckinridge and Matthew Perry John Breckinridge was the 14th vice president, and he finished second in the Presidential election of 1860, behind [...]

What Happened to the X-Rating?

Once a pariah among concerned parents and a source of snickers among schoolchildren, the dreaded X-rating has all but vanished. What made this formerly MPAA-sanctioned rating go away? The Rating Game Hollywood has enforced an evolving system of self-regulation since the 1920s to avoid government intervention. In 1922, studio bosses answered the threat of censorship by creating [...]