Books: Recent & Readable: Jan. 29, 1940

THE CENSOR MARCHES ON—Morris L Ernst & Alexander Lindey—Doubleday, Doran ($2.50). A sharp, clattering, rather witty account, in the best liberal-lawyer-to-laymen manner, of what U. S. sex censorship amounts to in its several fields. Nothing startlingly new is said on this sore old subject. The authors bring all the more famous court fights, raids, enlightened opinions and funny stories between two covers. The book also outlines just what can, to date, be legally got away with; and gives in full the anthropologically fascinating, immortally funny Production Code for the movies. The volume may be useful as a sort of Scouts' Handbook...

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