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On this day in 1947… (May 14)

This post is part of a continuing series on the Censored Newspaper Articles (CNAs).

On May 14, 1947, Kyodo Tsushin submitted an article to the Civil Censorship Detachment (CCD) with the headline, “久し振りに楽しむ豪華ファッション・ショウ” [Gorgeous fashion show: People enjoy first in long time].  The article passed the censorship examination (Prange Call No. 47-loc-0152).

According to the article, Colonel Gadis of the Civil Information and Education Section (CI&E) of GHQ/SCAP hosted the show at his home.  The event was sponsored by the YMCA, and wives and daughters of GHQ officers and civilians participated as models.  In the Japanese handwritten manuscript, it says that Mrs. Gadis was the MC.  Afternoon dresses, evening dresses, and swimsuits were showcased.

This article has been digitized. In addition to being available in digital form at the University of Maryland, it is also available onsite at the National Diet Library of Japan (NDL) through NDL’s Digital Collection.

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