The Radclyffe Hall affair

75 years after the British government made secret plans to arrest Radclyffe Hall for “corrupting the young”, the documents in the case have been released. My favourite story about the lesbian author concerns the incomparable Sam Goldwyne. Told that he couldn’t film The Well of Loneliness because it was about lesbianism, he found a solution: “All right, where they got lesbians, we’ll put Austrians.”

For obvious reasons, that’s high on my list of Films Never Made That I Absolutely Must See.





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