The Last Picture Show
Artist: Peter Bogdanovich
Date of Action: 1973
Region: North America
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Medium: Film Video
Confronting Bodies: City attorney of Phoenix
Description of Artwork: "It was released in 1971, and the picture caused a sensation with its frank depiction of teenage (and adult) sex and salvation in a dusty little North Texas town in 1951-52"
The Incident: "In 1973, the city attorney of Phoenix banned the film as obscene (because of the skinny-dipping scene) and it took a federal court to declare it safe for viewing."
Results of Incident: Banned in Phoenix