A celebrated trial, heard currently in London, is without the key person those name and honour is at stake - Lady Chatterley.
CU Title "Lady Chatterley's Lover" on non-Penguin edition - page turned to reveal text of Chapter I.
MV Hand flicks pages.
LV Penguin works.
CU Display stand with other books by D. H. Lawrence, amongst others.
CU Novel "The Ladybird" by D. H.Lawrence.
CU Label on packet "Lady Chatterley's Lover" (Penguin edition).
ANGLE V.. stacked packets.
GV TRACKING SHOT.. through laneway of stacked packets to C/U.
CV TILT UP.. packets.
CU Newspaper poster "Lady Chatterley on Trial to-day".
LV Central Criminal Court.
CU Name of court.
ANGLE V.. Dome with 'Justice' statue.
GV INT.. empty court.
GV Another angle of above.
ELEVATED GV.. court.
ELEVATED SV.. jury box.
MV Inscription in court building 'Right lives by law and law subsists by power'.
MV Another inscription 'Poise the cause in justice equal scales under painting'.
ANGLE V.. inscription 'Public Library' on tower of same.
GV INT.. book-lined shelves.
MV Man looks at books on shelves.
MV Man sits reading book.
CU Man selects book from shelf and peruses.
GV EXT.. world's largest booksellers in London.
CV PAN.. various paper-backs on display.
GV Young men looking round at various books displayed.
SCV Man reads paper-back.
GV People browsing at books.
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Background: A celebrated trial, heard currently in London, is without the key person those name and honour is at stake - Lady Chatterley. She is the fictional heroine of D. H. Lawrence in his novel "Lady Chatterley's Lover."
The jury at the Old Bailey - London's central criminal court - has to decided whether the book in its unexpurgated version can now be published in Britain or whether it is obscene.
Early this year, the firm of paperback publishers, Penguin Books Ltd., announced it intended to print Lawrence's story as he wrote it in 1927, a few years before his death. The firm sent a copy to Scotland Yard - a move to bring about a test case.
The firm's contention to the obscenity charge was that the literary merits of the Lady's adulterous love affair with a gamekeeper transcended any objection to its more outspoken passages.
Penguins in their warehouse near London stacked 200,000 copies of the book awaiting the outcome of the trial. The warehouse also contains over 12 million books in store.