Illustrated edition of Report of the Commission on Obscenity and Pornography  

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"When Hamling was shown Lehrman’s letter, he felt betrayed; and he suddenly saw Playboy and Hefner as cowardly and hypocritical. Hefner, having made his fortune in the sex industry, now seemed to have become conservative and defensive, perhaps reacting to the fact that Nixon was now in the White House and the antiobscenity campaigns were being endorsed on the editorial pages of most metropolitan daily newspapers"--Thy Neighbor's Wife (1981) by Gay Talese

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The Illustrated edition of Report of the Commission on Obscenity and Pornography (1970) is an illustrated version of the Presidential Report of the Commission on Obscenity and Pornography edited by Earl Kemp.

It is an example of détournement and was published by William Hamling.

Kemp and Hamling were eventually sentenced to one year in prison for "conspiracy to mail obscene material," but both served only the federal minimum of three months and one day.

The story of their arrest and prison time was covered in Gay Talese's Thy Neighbor's Wife (1981).




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