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‘Sex’, The Play That Landed Mae West In Jail For Obscenity, Returns To The Stage

“After a 10-month run on Broadway in 1927, the play was deemed by a grand jury to be such ‘obscene, indecent, immoral, and impure drama’ that it might corrupt ‘the morals of youth’. West was sentenced to 10 days in jail for obscenity, and travelled there in style – garlanded in roses, wearing silk underwear […]
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Exactly what it says on the tin

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On this day in 1927 Mae West was sentenced to ten days in jail for obscenity for her play Sex.


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