Back in the early part of the 20th century, pulp magazines began to emerge with scandalous images of thinly clad women in lingerie, and they were a hit. But one group of people the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice was not too happy. The “girlie” pulp world was fraught with sex filled stories, nude photography and scantily clad females.
In 1925, the group went after Artists and Photography magazine for their pictures and then again in 1930 they forced Harold Hersey to put down images of violence and gangs.
- The Resurgence of Pulp in Comics (comicvine.com)