First published in French in 1958 by Jean-Jacques Pauvert in Paris (who also printed Anger’s 1959 original French language edition of Hollywood Babylone in 1959). Kenneth Anger translated the book into an English Language edition, which first appeared in the UK (printed by Jean-Jacques Pauvert in Paris) and followed by a US edition in 1966 by Collectors Publications.
The US edition was in fact a pirate printing by the infamous Marvin Miller (a.k.a King of Smut.” who was convicted for obscenity in 1968 for mailing advertisements for four items – Intercourse, Man–Woman, Sex Orgies Illustrated, An Illustrated History of Pornography and a film entitled Marital Intercourse). He also ran Green leaf Press, a copycat of the Olympic Press – who printed English Language titles in Paris, that would otherwise be banned in their country of origin. Believe it or not – you could be busted by customs for bringing these highly prized ‘not for sale in the UK or USA’ titles such as Naked Lunch into the country…. John Dunbar (Indica Bookshop & Gallery) even recalls having copies of Naked Lunch confiscated at British in 1968 – after it had been legally published in the UK !
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