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1940s Pre-Code Comic Book Horrors And Dr Wertham’s 1954 Seduction of the Innocent


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“There is no such thing as a moral or an immoral book. Books are well written or badly written.”

– Oscar Wilde


Dr. Wertham’s 1954 book, Seduction of the Innocent, was an American bestseller – it tapped into the fears of parents from sea to shining sea and led to the a frenzy of censorship in the comic book world.  The irony, however, is that the book was so poorly researched, that much of its content was simply made up.  Of course, the public didn’t give a baker’s f**k about facts, and Seduction of the Innocent became a sensation.

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Posted: 29th, June 2014 | In: Books, Flashback, Key Posts | Comments (2) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0

Katharina Detzel’s Incredible Dummy And Other Prinzhorn Collection Insanities

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AS early as the 1920s, art historian and junior doctor Hans Prinzhorn recognized the talent in his patients at the Heidelberg Psychiatric Clinic, and began collecting their works. The world-renowned Prinzhorn Collection at Heidelberg’s University Hospital now contains over 5,000 drawings, oil paintings, wood carvings and textile works.

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Posted: 18th, May 2014 | In: Flashback, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0