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Applying Contemporary Community Standards: Is It Obscene, or Merely Lewd?

Elizabeth L. Wollman

in Hard Times

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199747481
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199979417 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199747481.003.0009
                   Applying Contemporary Community Standards: Is It Obscene, or Merely Lewd?

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Chapter 8 considers the impact of contemporary obscenity laws through the 1970s, as well as many of the double standards that exacerbated public and administrative confusion about applying the new laws. The play Che! and the musical Let My People Come, both of which became embroiled in legal battles regarding obscene or lewd materials, are discussed here.

Keywords: Che; Lennox Raphael; Ed Wode; Let My People Come; Village Gate; Art D'Lugoff; Earl Wilson; Jr; Phil Oesterman

Chapter.  7962 words. 

Subjects: American Music ; Popular Music

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