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Auction History Result

2j834 STUDS LONIGAN 1sh '60 James T. Farrell's book they banned and burned 20 years before!

Date Sold 7/10/2012
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Folded One-Sheet Movie Poster (1sh; measures 27" x 41" [69 x 104 cm]) (Learn More)

Studs Lonigan, the 1960 Irving Lerner teenage Irish rebellion melodrama ("The famed novel that was outlawed around the world is now the most outspoken motion picture of our age!"; "They're all here! All the scenes... All the shocks... All the angry sensations of Studs Lonigan - the teen-age rebel who carried a chip on his shoulder and dared the world to knock it off!"; "Denounced... Praised... Condemned... Banned... All over the world!"; "BANNED! IRELAND... To this date, the complete works of James T. Farrell are banned. BANNED! BANNED! ENGLAND... Named by the National Newsagent Bookseller Stationer for destruction by local magistrates!"; "BANNED! UNITED STATES....... Seized as allegedly obscene in Philadelphia. Condemned by the Gathings Committee and the National Organization of Decent Literature. BANNED! CANADA.. The novel was described as being of 'an indecent and immoral' character. Refused entry."; "THEY BANNED IT, but it wouldn't stay banned...THEY BURNED IT, but it wouldn't stay burned...And now, after twenty years-comes the piledriving story of Studs Lonigan, the teenage rebel whose driving hungers made him tear into life with both fists"; "The biggest bombshell on the bookshelf now explodes on the screen!"; "Hailed as 'A work of art' - Denounced us [sic] 'Obscene' - Banned in two counties - This is the stabbing novel by James T. Farrell that refused to stay on the shelf... It had to be made into a motion picture!"; "Based on the novel by James T. Farrell"; "He's every tormented teen-age rebel who ever looked for a cause!"; about a tough Irish teenager growing up in the South Side of Chicago in the 1920s; the novels were long banned for their honest portrayal of Irish teens of the 1920s, which struck many as anti-Irish and anti-Semitic) starring Christopher Knight (in the title role as Studs Lonigan), Dick Foran, Venetia Stevenson, Jay C. Flippen, Frank Gorshin, and Jack Nicholson (in an early unbilled role as Weary Reilly)
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Condition: good to very good. There are creases along the vertical fold from the poster being oddly folded at one time.
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