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Mae West & cast arrested in 1928....

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October 02, 1928

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 2, 1928.

* Actress Mae West arrested
* Broadway play 'Pleasure Man'
* Samuel J. Friedman Theatre police raid

The front page has one column headings that include: "RAID MAE WEST PLAY, SEIZE 56 AT OPENING" "Police Arrest Entire Cast of 'Pleasure Man' After Last Act at Biltmore Theatre" "INDECENCY IS CHARGED" and more. (see) First report coverage on the police raid at the Biltmore Theatre which resulted in the arrest of actress Mae West. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication, especially on this topic.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 64 pages, this is the rare rag edition that was produced on very high quality newsprint, with a high percentage of cotton & linen content, allowing the issues to remain very white & sturdy into the present. Given the subscription cost, libraries & institutions rather than individuals were the primary subscribers of these high-quality editions. Minor spine wear, very nice condition.

Category: The 20th Century