The Carpetbaggers

The Carpetbaggers - front cover of banned book
NAA: C3059, The Carpetbaggers 3

Harold Robbins, The Carpetbaggers [1961], Anthony Blond, London, 1963

When Anthony Blond first published an expurgated edition of Harold Robbins’ bestseller The Carpetbaggers in 1963, Customs initially decided to treat the item as a prohibited import. The ban was lifted the following year after the same version was submitted for reconsideration.

Unexpurgated editions of The Carpetbaggers were banned in Australia from 12 December 1961 to January 1971.

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Release of the expurgated edition of The Carpetbaggers, 1961-65

Copy of The Carpetbaggers seized at Port Adelaide , 1962