UK halts export of ‘Lady Chatterley’ copy from famous trial

Europe 05/13/19, 09:25

The British government has used its powers to preserve the nation's cultural treasures to halt the export of a tattered paperback copy of "Lady Chatterley's Lover."The copy of the once-scandalous book was used by the judge in the U.K. obscenity trial of Penguin Books, prosecuted in 1960 for publishing D.H. ...

‘Lady Chatterley’ copy from famous trial sells for $72,000

Europe 10/31/18, 08:59

A paperback copy of "Lady Chatterley's Lover" used by the judge in the landmark U.K. obscenity trial of the novel's publisher has sold at auction for 56,250 pounds ($72,000), more than three times its pre-sale estimate.The tattered Penguin paperback — along with a damask bag designed to stop photographers snapping ...

Biography of playwright, activist Larry Kramer in the works

Entertainment 10/03/18, 12:35

The first biography of playwright and gay activist Larry Kramer will be written with the full support of the subject himself.Bill Goldstein has been tapped to write the authorized biography by Henry Holt and Company. The book, not yet titled, will draw on interviews with Kramer; his husband, David Webster; ...

Copy of ‘Lady Chatterley’ used at obscenity trial for sale

Entertainment 09/26/18, 07:45

A paperback copy of "Lady Chatterley's Lover" used by the judge in the book's landmark U.K. obscenity trial is expected to sell at auction for up to 15,000 pounds ($20,000).Penguin Books was prosecuted in 1960 for publishing D.H. Lawrence's novel, a landmark in the frank literary depiction of sexuality.A prosecution ...

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