ERIC Number: ED228672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Birth of a Baby: Obscenity or Censorship.
Sherer, Michael D.
This paper discusses the issues involved and presents an overall picture of attempts to censor the April 11, 1938 issue of "Life" magazine featuring a four-page spread of 35 pictures from the film "The Birth of a Baby." It examines contemporary news accounts from newspapers published in New York, Boston, Chicago, St. Louis, New Orleans, and Memphis, where this magazine issue came under fire by local authorities. In addition, the paper discusses the court opinion written when the publisher of "Life" was charged with issuing an "obscene" publication. (HOD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Life Magazine; Obscenity
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Central States Speech Association (Lincoln, NE, April 7-9, 1983).