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New York Society for the Suppression of Vice

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The New York Society for the Suppression of Vice (NYSSV or SSV) was an institution dedicated to supervising the morality of the public, founded in 1873. [1]

46 relations: Alfred Kreymborg, American Experience, Anthony Comstock, Bernarr Macfadden, Birth control, Book burning, Broadway theatre, Censorship, Clement Wood, Clyde Fitch, Comstock laws, Edmund Wilson, Erskine Caldwell, Everard Baths, Frank Harris, Gangster Stories, God's Little Acre, Harold Hersey, Homo sapiens (novel), James Branch Cabell, James T. Farrell, Jim Tully, John S. Sumner, Jurgen, A Comedy of Justice, Lady Chatterley's Lover, Mae West, Margaret Sanger, Memoirs of Hecate County, Naturism, New York Graphic, Obscenity trial of Ulysses in The Little Review, Olga Nethersole, Oscar Wilde, Public morality, Pulp magazine, Sapho (play), Sex (play), Society for the Suppression of Vice, Stanisław Przybyszewski, Théophile Gautier, The "Genius" (novel), The Little Review, Theodore Dreiser, Ulysses (novel), Vice, YMCA.

Alfred Kreymborg

Alfred Francis Kreymborg (December 10, 1883 – August 14, 1966) was an American poet, novelist, playwright, literary editor and anthologist.

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American Experience

American Experience is a television program airing on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) television stations in the United States.

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Anthony Comstock

Anthony Comstock (March 7, 1844 – September 21, 1915) was a United States Postal Inspector and politician dedicated to ideas of Victorian morality.

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Bernarr Macfadden

Bernarr Macfadden (born Bernard Adolphus McFadden, August 16, 1868 – October 12, 1955) was an American proponent of physical culture, a combination of bodybuilding with nutritional and health theories.

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Birth control

Birth control, also known as contraception and fertility control, is a method or device used to prevent pregnancy.

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Book burning

Book burning is the ritual destruction by fire of books or other written materials, usually carried out in a public context.

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Broadway theatre

Broadway theatre,Although theater is the generally preferred spelling in the United States (see American and British English spelling differences), many Broadway venues, performers and trade groups for live dramatic presentations use the spelling theatre.

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Censorship

Censorship is the suppression of speech, public communication, or other information, on the basis that such material is considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or "inconvenient" as determined by government authorities.

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Clement Wood

Clement Richardson Wood (September 1, 1888 – October 26, 1950) was an American writer, lawyer and political activist.

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Clyde Fitch

Clyde Fitch (May 2, 1865 – September 4, 1909) was an American dramatist, the most popular writer for the Broadway stage of his time (c. 1890–1909).

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Comstock laws

The Comstock Laws were a set of federal acts passed by the United States Congress under the Grant administration along with related state laws.

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Edmund Wilson

Edmund Wilson (May 8, 1895 – June 12, 1972) was an American writer and critic who explored Freudian and Marxist themes.

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Erskine Caldwell

Erskine Preston Caldwell (December 17, 1903 – April 11, 1987) was an American novelist and short story writer.

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Everard Baths

The Everard Baths or Everard Spa Turkish Bathhouse was a gay bathhouse at 28 West 28th Street in New York City that operated from 1888 to 1986.

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Frank Harris

Frank Harris (14 February 1855 – 26 August 1931) was an Irish editor, novelist, short story writer, journalist and publisher, who was friendly with many well-known figures of his day.

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Gangster Stories

Gangster Stories was a controversial pulp magazine of the early 1930s.

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God's Little Acre

God's Little Acre is a 1933 novel by Erskine Caldwell about a dysfunctional farming family in Georgia obsessed with sex and wealth.

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Harold Hersey

Harold Brainerd Hersey (April 11, 1893 – March 1956) was an American pulp editor and publisher, publishing several volumes of poetry.

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Homo sapiens (novel)

Homo Sapiens (1895–96; tr. 1915) is a trilogy by Polish author Stanisław Przybyszewski.

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James Branch Cabell

James Branch Cabell (April 14, 1879 – May 5, 1958) was an American author of fantasy fiction and belles lettres.

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James T. Farrell

James Thomas Farrell (February 27, 1904 – August 22, 1979) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and poet.

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Jim Tully

Jim Tully (June 3, 1886 – June 22, 1947) was a vagabond, pugilist, and American writer.

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John S. Sumner

John Saxton Sumner (September 22, 1876 - June 20, 1971) headed the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice (NYSSV), a New York state censorship body empowered to recommend obscenity cases to the appropriate prosecutors.

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Jurgen, A Comedy of Justice

Jurgen, A Comedy of Justice is a fantasy novel by American writer James Branch Cabell, which gained fame (or notoriety) shortly after its publication in 1919.

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Lady Chatterley's Lover

Lady Chatterley's Lover is a novel by D. H. Lawrence, first published privately in 1928 in Italy, and in 1929 in France and Australia.

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Mae West

Mary Jane "Mae" West (August 17, 1893 – November 22, 1980) was an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, comedian, and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades, well-known for her lighthearted bawdy double entendres and breezy sexual independence.

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Margaret Sanger

Margaret Higgins Sanger (born Margaret Louise Higgins, September 14, 1879September 6, 1966, also known as Margaret Sanger Slee) was an American birth control activist, sex educator, writer, and nurse.

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Memoirs of Hecate County

Memoirs of Hecate County is a work of fiction by Edmund Wilson, first published in 1946, but banned in the United States until 1959, when it was reissued with minor revisions by the author.

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Naturism

Naturism, or nudism, is a cultural and political movement practising, advocating, and defending personal and social nudity, most but not all of which takes place on private property.

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New York Graphic

The New York Evening Graphic (not to be confused with the earlier Daily Graphic) was a tabloid newspaper published from 1924 to 1932 by Bernarr "Bodylove" Macfadden.

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Obscenity trial of Ulysses in The Little Review

The obscenity trial over the publication of James Joyce's Ulysses in The Little Review, an American literary magazine, occurred in 1921 and effectively banned publication of Joyce's novel in the United States.

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Olga Nethersole

Olga Isabella Nethersole, CBE, RRC (18 January 1867 – 9 January 1951) was an English actress, theatre producer, and wartime nurse/health educator.

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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 185430 November 1900) was an Irish poet and playwright.

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Public morality

Public morality refers to moral and ethical standards enforced in a society, by law or police work or social pressure, and applied to public life, to the content of the media, and to conduct in public places.

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Pulp magazine

Pulp magazines (often referred to as "the pulps") were inexpensive fiction magazines that were published from 1896 to the 1950s.

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Sapho (play)

Sapho was a 1900 American play by Clyde Fitch, based on an 1884 French novel of the same name by Alphonse Daudet and an 1885 play by Daudet and Adolphe Belot.

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Sex (play)

Sex is a 1926 play written by and starring Mae West, who used the pen name "Jane Mast".

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Society for the Suppression of Vice

The Society for the Suppression of Vice was a 19th-century English society dedicated to promoting public morality.

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Stanisław Przybyszewski

Stanisław Przybyszewski (7 May 1868 – 23 November 1927) was a Polish novelist, dramatist, and poet of the decadent naturalistic school.

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Théophile Gautier

Pierre Jules Théophile Gautier (30 August 1811 – 23 October 1872) was a French poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist, and art and literary critic.

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The "Genius" (novel)

The "Genius" is a semi-autobiographical novel by Theodore Dreiser, first published in 1915.

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The Little Review

The Little Review, an American literary magazine founded by Margaret Anderson, published literary and art work from 1914 to May 1929.

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Theodore Dreiser

Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser (August 27, 1871 – December 28, 1945) was an American novelist and journalist of the naturalist school.

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Ulysses (novel)

Ulysses is a modernist novel by Irish writer James Joyce.

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Vice

Vice is a practice, behaviour, or habit generally considered immoral, sinful, criminal, rude, taboo, depraved, or degrading in the associated society.

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YMCA

The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA), often simply called the Y, is a worldwide organization based in Geneva, Switzerland, with more than 58 million beneficiaries from 125 national associations.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Society_for_the_Suppression_of_Vice

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