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Freedom to Offend: How New York Remade Movie Culture

Raymond J. Haberski


In the postwar era, the lure of controversy sold movie tickets as much as the promise of entertainment did. This book investigates the movie culture that emerged as official censorship declined and details how the struggle to free the screen has influenced our contemporary understanding of art and taste. These conflicts over film content were fought largely in the theaters and courts of New York City in the decades following World War II. Many of the regulators and religious leaders who sought to ensure that no questionable content invaded the public consciousness were headquartered in New Yor ... More

Keywords: postwar era, theaters, New York, film production, movie culture, free expression, film content, censorship

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780813124292
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813124292.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Raymond J. Haberski, author