Record #3250

Date:
27/12/1912
Record Type:
Pamphlet
Reel:
Reel 2
Frame Start:
2-0161
Frame End:
2-0164
Legacy ID:
3268
Legacy Year:
1925
Legacy Index:
Censor
Comments:
EDITORIAL COMMENT: The implication from this is that that argument, then, against censorship per se, was won in 1922, after which the issue turned to one of regulation, and opened out onto a much broader front. But we ought to point out that the culmination of this particular campaign might be seen to be not the Massachusetts referendum, but the loss of the Walker repeal bill in NY by 3 votes, which maintained NY censorship.

IN OPPOSITION TO CENSORSHIP OF MOTION PICTURES. Brief by Mayor Gaynor of New York City (Late Justice of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York) Gaynor's brief dates from December 1912.

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This also includes a collection of documents relating to attempts to introduce censorship in NY, in 1912 and 1919, and vetoes against them by Mayor and Governor. This discussion, in contrast to later ones, is more persistently about the principle of censorship, with much reference to its being contrary to the spirit of the Constitution, etc., and there being sufficient existing laws to deal with obscenity.

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