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In Reply to: RE: Agreed. To paraphrase Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart posted by Jay Buridan on January 10, 2017 at 11:31:16
I live around the corner from the movie theater that was the source of Jacobellis v. Ohio when they showed the movie "The Lovers" and got busted for obscenity. The theater is now an evangelical church. How's that for irony?
I hate to see an honest porn theatre go religious. Gotta' go now to read Marcus Aurelius and Schopenhauer for philosophical consolation...
Actually the film in Jacobellis v. Ohio was The Lovers, directed by Louis Malle. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052556/?ref_=nm_flmg_dr_29
The theater was then called the Heights Art Theater. They showed basically "art house movies," such as films by Malle and other European directors that the mainstream theaters never showed.
Here's the whole story of the landmark court case and pictures of the theater from 1941 (when it was a regular movie house showing standard Hollywood fare) and 2012, in its last incarnation as a movie theater:
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