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Freedom of the screen : legal challenges to state film censorship, 1915-1981 / Laura Wittern-Keller.

Author/Creator:
Wittern-Keller, Laura, 1951-
Publication:
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2008.
Format/Description:
Book
xi, 356 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Motion pictures -- Censorship -- United States -- History.
Motion pictures -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Motion picture industry -- Law and legislation -- United States.
Contents:
Introduction
The origins of governmental film censorship, 1907-1923
The courts provide no relief, 1909-1927
Hollywood and the Legion of Decency, 1922-1934
Early challenges to state censors, 1927-1940
The first amendment resurfaces, 1946-1950
The strange case of The miracle, 1950-1952
La Ronde, 1951-1954
The tide turns against the censors, 1953-1957
The seventh case in seven years, 1957-1959
The curtain coming down, 1957-1964
Fight for freedom of the screen, 1962-1965
Denouement, 1965-1981
Conclusion.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-341) and index.
ISBN:
9780813124513 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0813124514 (hardcover : alk. paper)
OCLC:
154692330
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