A Strange Erotic Journey from Milan to Minsk
April 22, 2009 5:44 AM Subscribe
posted by Horace Rumpole (16 comments total)
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In September 1969, Simon & Schuster was preparing to publish Irving Wallace's The Seven Minutes
, a novel about the obscenity trial of a fictitious book of the same name by the fictitious author J.J. Jadway. Maurice Girodias, head of the erotica and avant garde literature publishing house the Olympia Press had a clever idea: what if I publish Jadway's book?
Not surprisingly, he didn't get away with it, but did re-release it under the (barely) new title The 7 Erotic Minutes
(full text of the book, NSFW). Russ Meyer directed a movie based on Wallace's novel
, but the film was a flop.