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

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

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Freedom of the screen : legal challenges to state film censorship, 1915-1981
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Freedom of the screen
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legal challenges to state film censorship, 1915-1981
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Laura Wittern-Keller
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eng
Summary
Between 1907 and 1980, many state and local governments empowered motion picture censor boards with the legal authority to keep any movie they considered obscene, indecent, or harmful from being shown. Although the mainstream American film industry accepted the form of censorship known as "prior restraint," the independent distributors and exhibitors challenged the government censors in court. In Freedom of the Screen, Laura Wittern-Keller tells the story of those who fought prior restraint on movies. By drawing attention to this inequity-film was the only medium so constricted by the 1950s-t
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Freedom of the screen : legal challenges to state film censorship, 1915-1981, Laura Wittern-Keller
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Freedom of the screen : legal challenges to state film censorship, 1915-1981, Laura Wittern-Keller
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt2jcm28
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-341) and index
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Contents
Front cover; Copyright; Contents; Preface and Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The Origins of Governmental Film Censorship, 1907-1923; 2. The Courts Provide No Relief, 1909-1927; 3. Hollywood and the Legion of Decency, 1922-1934; 4. Early Challenges to State Censors, 1927-1940; 5. The First Amendment Resurfaces, 1946-1950; 6. The Strange Case of The Miracle, 1950-1952; 7. La Ronde, 1951-1954; 8. The Tide Turns against the Censors, 1953-1957; 9. The Seventh Case in Seven Years, 1957-1959; 10. The Curtain Coming Down, 1957-1964; 11. Fight for Freedom of the Screen, 1962-1965
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Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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