A Burning Desire (1997)

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  • America in the Fifties 4: A Burning Desire Alternative


The fourth episode in an exploration of aspects of American life in the 1950s. Explores how, in a period of social claustrophobia and pervasive sexual taboos, a handful of individuals helped to pave the way for the sexual revolution of the following decade. In particular, looks at the publication of the Kinsey Report, Marilyn Monroe, Hugh Heffner and Playboy magazine, Margaret Sanger and `Goody' Saucus and the contraceptive pill.

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