Check out this amazing story in the Huff Post about Laurence McGilvery, the gentleman who was arrested in San Diego for purchasing “Tropic of Cancer” in 1961…”
“When Laurence McGilvery and his wife Geraldine were arrested in La Jolla, California, on November 17, 1961, for selling a copy of Henry Miller’s banned Tropic of Cancer, they were taken from their bookstore, to the San Diego jail in two cars.
“Why? Geraldine was still nursing Erin, their new baby. Since San Diego had two jails, Geraldine was taken to the one for women and he to the jail for men.
“Their arrest was a small town sting operation….”