TITLE

A Tale of Three Cities: The Banning of Scarlet Street

AUTHOR(S)
Bernstein, Matthew
PUB. DATE
September 1995
SOURCE
Cinema Journal;Fall95, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p27
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article examines the disputes between Universal Pictures and censors in New York, Milwaukee in Wisconsin, and Atlanta in Georgia over the banning of the film "Scarlet Street" from a perspective informed by the concerns of cultural studies. The film's banning in three different regions and markets of varying significance affords a view of how differently a distributor would handle diverse situations involving the same film at a given historical moment. The disputes were tied to urgent issues in postwar U.S. society and culture.
ACCESSION #
31414743

 

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