November 2, 2011

November 2: Lady Chatterley's Lover Ruled Not Obscene, 1960

On this day in 1960, a jury of 12 proclaimed Lady Chatterley's Lover to not be obscene.

It seems obvious now, but it might not have happened if the Prosecution hadn't made some serious mistakes.

Read article here.

Pictured: Passport photo of D. H. Lawrence, now in the possession of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

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