Ginzburg, Ralph

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Ginzburg was editor and publisher of the magazine Eros, and publisher of the 1962 edition of "The housewife's handbook on selective promiscuity" by Rey Anthony [pseud.]

From the description of Letter to Nathan Pusey, 1963? (Harvard Law School Library). WorldCat record id: 561862864

Ralph Ginzburg (1929-2006) was a journalist, publisher, and editor who began his career at the "Washington Times-Herald", 1949-1951. He wrote free lance articles and also worked as an editor for "Esquire", 1956-1958; "Eros", 1962-1963; and "Fact" 1964. He was sued for libel by Barry Goldwater in 1964. In another case he was sentenced to five years in prison for obscenity, a sentence which he appealed up to the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing First Amendment rights in 1965. He collected numerous letters from high profile persons like Alan Tate, Norman Mailer, and Melvin Belli by soliciting "self-obituaries". He published four books: "An Unhurried View of Erotica" (1956), "100 Years of Lynching" (1961), "Eros on Trial" (1964), and "Castrated: My Eight Months in Prison" (1973).

From the description of Ralph Ginzburg papers, 1953-1986. (University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center). WorldCat record id: 123983702

Writer, poet.

Ginzburg was an alumnus of City College, Class of 1956.

From the description of Memorabilia, 1966-1972. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155502727

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creatorOf Ginzburg, Ralph. Letter to Nathan Pusey, 1963? Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
creatorOf Ginzburg, Ralph. Letters, 1985, to Brown University Library, Special Collections. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998. The personal and political papers of Senator Barry M. Goldwater (1909-1998), 1880s-2008. Arizona State University Libraries
creatorOf Ginzburg, Ralph. Ralph Ginzburg letters to Leonard Lyons, 1963-1970. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Jackson, Shirley, 1916-1965. Papers, 1932-1970 (bulk 1938-1965). Library of Congress
creatorOf Tooker, George. George Tooker papers, 1932-1973. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Ginzburg, Ralph. Ralph Ginzburg papers, 1953-1986. University of Wyoming, American Heritage Center
creatorOf Ginzburg, Ralph. Papers, 1848-1988. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Ginzburg, Ralph. Memorabilia, 1966-1972. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn American Medical Association. Dept. of Investigation. Records. Molasses-Moneytree (inclusive), 1918-1974. American Medical Association,James S. Todd Memorial Library
referencedIn American Medical Association. Dept. of Investigation. Records. Facial Hair-Fahrney's Teething Syrup (inclusive), 1917-1972. American Medical Association,James S. Todd Memorial Library
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associatedWith Anthony, Rey. person
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associatedWith Bennett, De Robigne Mortimer, 1818-1882. person
associatedWith Brown University. Library. Special Collections, corporateBody
associatedWith Comstock, Anthony, 1844-1915. person
associatedWith Craddock, Ida C. person
associatedWith Foote, Edward B. (Edward Bliss), 1829-1906. person
associatedWith Free Speech League (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Glasgow, John Wesley. person
associatedWith Goldman, Emma, 1869-1940. person
associatedWith Goldwater, Barry M. (Barry Morris), 1909-1998. person
associatedWith Harmon, Moses, 1830-1910. person
associatedWith Heywood, Ezra Hervey. person
associatedWith Jackson, Shirley, 1916-1965. person
associatedWith Kahan, Harry. person
associatedWith Lyons, Leonard, 1906-1976. person
associatedWith New York Society for the Suppression of Vice. corporateBody
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associatedWith Sanger, William. person
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associatedWith Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950. person
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associatedWith Streit, Samuel Allen, person
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United States
United States
United States
United States
New York--New York
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Postal service--Law and legislation
Trials (Libel)
Censorship
Pornography
Journalists--20th century--Correspondence
Obscenity (Law)--Cases
Publishers and Publishing
Periodicals--20th century
Literature--Censorship
Theater--Censorship
Editors--20th century--Correspondence
Journalists
Obscenity (law)
Gambling
Vice
Freedom of the press
Contraception
Trials (Obscenity)
Publishers and publishing--20th century
Periodical editors
Freedom of speech
Abortion--Moral and ethical aspects
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Poets
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