A report on Obscenity and Oz (magazine)

Cover of an undated American edition of Fanny Hill, c. 1910
The 18th century book Fanny Hill has been subject to obscenity trials at various times (image: plate XI: The bathing party; La baignade)
OZ London, No.33, February 1971. Cover image by Norman Lindsay
Oz London, No.28: the Schoolkids Issue
Oz London, No.33, back cover advertising "A Gala Benefit for the Oz Obscenity Trial"
Oz London, No.31, November 1970, pp. 1 and 2
Oz London, No.31. The text in the lower right corner says: "He drives a Maserati / She's a professional model / The boy is the son of the / art editor of Time magazine / Some revolution!"
Oz London, No.33, p. 6

In both Australia and the UK, the creators of Oz were prosecuted on charges of obscenity.

- Oz (magazine)

The trial of Penguin Books over their publication of Lady Chatterley's Lover in 1960 failed to secure a conviction and the conviction in the 1971 trial of Oz magazine was overturned on appeal.

- Obscenity
Cover of an undated American edition of Fanny Hill, c. 1910

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Bruce in 1961

Lenny Bruce

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American stand-up comedian, social critic, and satirist.

American stand-up comedian, social critic, and satirist.

Bruce in 1961
Bruce at his arrest in 1961
Bruce in 1963, after being arrested in San Francisco
Poster for Bruce's last series of performances, which took place at The Fillmore in San Francisco on June 24 and 25, 1966
Bruce's grave at Eden Memorial Park Cemetery in Mission Hills, California

His 1964 conviction in an obscenity trial was followed by a posthumous pardon in 2003.

Local university students (including future OZ magazine editor Richard Neville), who were fans of Bruce's humor tried to arrange a performance at the Roundhouse at the University of New South Wales, but at the last minute the university's vice-chancellor rescinded permission to use the venue, with no reason given, and an interview Bruce was scheduled to give on Australian television was cancelled by the Australian Broadcasting Commission.