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Shame Agent – Don Bellmore (Ember Books #943, 1964)

Posted in Nightstand Books, pulp fiction, Vintage Sleaze Paperbacks with tags , , , , on March 21, 2010 by vintagesleazepaperbacks

Reading Shame Agent and knowing that it was an element behind the lankmark obscenity case Redrup v. New York, something any lawyer well-versed in censorship and the First Amendment knows, makes me amazed to think that this rather sexually tame and funny book was considered so offensive as to throw a man in jail for selling it — and had the feds known who wrote it, they may have gone after the author.

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