July 21, 1959

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1959 U.S. District Court Judge Frederick van Pelt Bryan of New York City ruled that “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” was not a dirty book. In point of fact, the book had no pictures whatsoever and he was quite disappointed. He had expected something akin to the postcards his nephew Wilbur would send him from France, but instead, he got this book that was about the inequalities of the existing caste system in England, along with some sex thrown in to keep the working class people interested. It was most definitely not a dirty book, as there was not even a single picture of a naked breast anywhere in it, and he should know, as he searched every page at least a dozen times.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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