The Last Censor
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From 1955 until 1982, Richard Sinnott possessed the authority to ban in Boston any obscene or indecent books, plays, magazines, movies & concerts. He died two years ago, on April 30, & during his lengthy career he was responsible for forcing changes to Edward Albee's "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" & prohibiting the music of Marvin Gaye & The Jackson Five from distribution in our fair city.
Further reading on the life of Boston's last censor can be found over at Boston Magazine. Similarly, yr humble correspondent should note that townhall.com also did a write-up about the man, though he is loathe to reference his dear readers to such a conservative rag.