The Sixties in Pictures, Videos, Sounds and Music
Books & Comedy of...
Tai-Pan by James Clavell - The second novel in Clavell's life work - Asian Saga - of the interaction between the cultures of East and West. Tai-Pan takes place in 1841 Hong Kong and like all his novels, has its basis in economic trade.
Harold Robbins - The Adventurers
Robert Crichton - The Secret of Santa Vittoria
Chinua Achebe - A Man of the People
Margaret Atwood The Circle Game
Literary News 1966
The United States Supreme Court reverses the Massachusetts ruling that John Cleland's 1748 novel "Fanny Hill" is obscene.
The Vatican abolishes the Index Librorum Prohibitorum, the Inquisition's carry over index of banned books.
The 1966 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: The collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter by Katherine Anne Porter
The 1966 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction: A Thousand Days - Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.
Non Fiction 1966
The Perfect Stranger - P. J. Kavanagh
The order of Things - Michel Foucault
1966 Tony Awards (theater)
Play - Dramatic - The Persecution and Prosecution of Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade by Peter Weiss
Actor - Dramatic - Star - Hal Holbrook Mark Twain Tonight!
Actress - Dramatic - Star - Rosemary Harris The Lion in Winter
Actor - Dramatic - Featured or Supporting - Patrick Magee The Persecution and Prosecution of Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade
Actress - Dramatic - Featured or Supporting - Zoe Caldwell Slapstick Tragedy
Director - Play - Peter Brook The Persecution and Prosecution of Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade
Lenny Bruce was born Leonard Alfred Schneider, fought in WW2 and then endured the wrath of the American legal system for using the F word until he died of a morphine overdose in 1966. Every law enforcement agency in every city he appeared went after him with endless arrests. He was finally convicted in New York City of Obscenity with the help of the Archbishop of New York then Francis Cardinal Spellman. He was then blackballed from all comedy clubs and television with Hugh Hefner and Frank Zappa about the only ones who stood by him. Lenny Bruce, called then a "Sick Comic", opened the door and did the suffering for those who came after him; Geroge Carlin, Richard Pryor, Eddy Murphy and Chris Rock to name a few.
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