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Freedom of the ScreenLegal Challenges to State Film Censorship, 1915-1981$
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Laura Wittern-Keller

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813124513

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813124513.001.0001

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La Ronde, 1951–1954

La Ronde, 1951–1954

(p.149) 7 La Ronde, 1951–1954
Freedom of the Screen

Laura Wittern-Keller

University Press of Kentucky

This chapter discusses La Ronde, a saucy, satirical, and cynical treatment of seduction and casual sex. As expected, this film came under fire in the U.S. Supreme Court in 1953, after the New York censors claimed that it was immoral. The case surrounding the film has been seen by historians and legal commentators as nothing more than a footnote along the way to the inevitable demise of governmental film censorship.

Keywords:   La Ronde, Supreme Court, 1953, New York, censors, demise, film censorship

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