Article Title

Lady in waiting

Authors

Newspaper

Washington Post (Washington, D.C.)

Date

1959

Challenged Material

Lady Chatterly's lover by D. H. Lawrence

Reading Level

adult

Location

U.S. and Washington, D.C.

Participants

Postmaster General Arthur Summerfield, National Airport

Outcome

The Postmaster General banned this book from the mail and labeled it as obscene, leading to an airport manager to ban it from being sold at the airport.

Abstract

Following the lead of Postmaster General Arthur Summerfield labeling the book as obscene and banning it from the mail, an airport manager banned "Lady Chatterly's Lover" from being sold in the airport. This author sees this as ridiculous censorship based on one man's uncontested opinion.

Keywords

airport managers, censorship, "Lady Chatterly's Lover", Postmaster General, values, sexual, sexually explicit, book sales

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