Featuring History of Mystery/Detective Fiction and Other Literary Ramblings of Elizabeth Foxwell
Monday, July 15, 2013
Seldes on censorship of The Blackboard Jungle (1955).
Gilbert Seldes, by Carl Van
Vechten. Library of Congress,
Prints & Photos Div.
In this October 3, 1955, episode from the radio program The Lively Arts, critic Gilbert Seldes speaks about the censorship of the film The Blackboard Jungle (adapted from the novel by Evan Hunter). It was withdrawn from the Venice Film Festival at the time, said to be due to pressure from Ambassador Clare Boothe Luce.