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What made “manspreading” acceptable in American movies?

In the 1962 film The Music Man, after the librarian Marion Paroo turns down Harold Hill's advances, there is a scene in which the salesman engages in (fully clothed) "manspreading." The movie was ...
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What was the relationship of “Marion the Librarian” to the writer of “The Music Man” in real life?

"The Music Man," written by Meredith Willson, featured a heroine named Marion Paroo, or "Marion the Librarian." Apparently, she was based on a real life medical librarian named Marion Seeley of Provo, ...