The First Amendment Resurfaces, 1946–1950

Laura Wittern-Keller

in Freedom of the Screen

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print January 2008 | ISBN: 9780813124513
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813134901 | DOI:
The First Amendment Resurfaces, 1946–1950

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This chapter discusses the arrival of the First Amendment in the arguments regarding movie censorship. It looks at several major speech-protection breakthroughs in the years following the Second World War, and how these cases stretched the First Amendment to fit new speech circumstances. The discussion shows that although movie producers sought to use the First Amendment as a form of protection against film censorship, this proved to be far beyond their reach.

Keywords: First Amendment; movie; film censorship; speech protection; breakthroughs; Second World War

Chapter.  6893 words. 

Subjects: Film

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