The Last Picture Show

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Artist: Peter Bogdanovich

Year: 1971

Date of Action: 1973

Region: North America

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Subject: Nudity

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