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September Morn Controversy A painting of a nude maiden standing shin deep in a lake created a major scandal in America in 1913. Matinee de Septembre (September Morn) was painted by French artist Paul Emile Chabas over three summers, ending in 1912. The next year, when it was in the window of a Chicago art gallery, a complaint was issued to the mayor's office and the owner of the gallery was subsequently charged with indecency. He beat the rap. Two months later a similar controversy erupted in New York City when the painting was displayed by another art dealer. Anthony Comstock, a self-appointed crusader against vice, vowed to file obscenity charges against the man but never followed through. The surrounding publicity naturally made September Morn the most sought after piece of art in America. Thousands of lithograph reproductions were made in the next decade. The painting is often denounced as kitsch by art critics who claim it lacks contrast, co-ordinated lines, and a worthy subject. Today the original painting is on display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Tags: September  Morn 
Added: 23rd November 2007
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Posted By: Lava1964
Emile Griffith Vs Benny Paret 1962 The title fight that ended boxing on TV for years: From March 24, 1962, challenger Emile Griffith knocks out a helpless Benny Paret to win the world welterweight championship. Paret, age 25, died of his injuries nine days later. This was the third bout bewteen the two men. They had split their first two encounters. The fight had been quite close going into the fateful 12th round.
Tags: boxing  Emile  Griffith  Benny  Paret  death 
Added: 29th November 2008
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Gil Clancy 1922-2011 Sports fans lost a familiar voice and friend on March 31, 2011 when Hall-of-Fame boxing figure Gil Clancy died. As manager and trainer of Emile Griffith, he was best known for his significant contributions to the former world welterweight and middleweight champ's career. Born Gilbert Thomas Clancy, he served with the US Army during World War II, and fought as an amateur while stationed in Mississippi. After the war, he attended New York University from where he attained his bachelor's and master's degrees in Education. While teaching in New York City, he began training boxers and shaped Emile Griffith from a Golden Gloves champion into a professional world champion in two different weight classes. Clancy was acknowledged as one of the most respected trainers of his time, as he worked with Jerry Quarry, George Foreman, Joe Frazier, Muhammad Ali and Oscar De La Hoya, among many others. He was named Boxing Writers Association of America Manager of the Year twice (1967 and 1973). During the 1980s, he worked as a boxing commentator with CBS Sports and HBO; he was recipient of the Sam Taub Award in 1983. Clancy was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1993.
Tags: boxing  Gil  Clancy  TV  obit 
Added: 9th April 2011
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Posted By: Lava1964
Emile Griffith Meets Benny Parets Son This is a sad story: On March 24, 1962, Emile Griffith regained the world welterweight championship by knocking out Benny Paret in the 12th round of their title fight in Madison Square Garden. The fight ended with Paret absorbing numerous brutal shots to the head before referee Ruby Goldstein stopped the contest. Paret lapsed into a coma and died. Forty-three years later Paret's son, Benny Jr., meets Emile Griffith for the first time.
Tags: boxing  Griffith  Paret  tragedy 
Added: 28th May 2013
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Posted By: Lava1964

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