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Satan's Harvest by Sanford Aday

Satan's Harvest

by Sanford Aday

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During Aday's pornography trial there were several witnesses for the defense
including Guy Endore, author of Werewolf of Paris.
Aday's conviction was overturned by the supreme court.

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Sanford E. Aday, originally from Venice, California, established his home in Fresno, California, where he published numerous books from his location on Belmont Avenue. Aday became interested in writing while in high school. He wanted to pursue a career as a full-time writer but was unable to support himself through writing. He held various jobs while working on his novels. Aday reportedly wrote ten novels but only two were published, Amber Dust and Satan's Harvest.

Sanford Aday began his career as a publisher presumably in 1955 (this is the earliest publication date in the collection). He published under three imprints: Fabian Books, Saber Books and Vega Books. Aday published books that were often deemed "obscene" in the 1950s. He was often under attack and vigorously fought against censorship. He faced several charges in Hawaii, Arizona and Fresno. He was eventually tried and convicted along with associate Wallace de Ortega Maxey for shipping an obscene book into Michigan in 1963. He was sentenced to twenty-five years in prison and fined $25,000. Sex Life of a Cop by Oscar Peck (1959) was the only book of seven deemed obscene by the
jury. Although the United States Constitution protects the right of an individual to freely publish and distribute material, it prohibits the circulation of obscene material through the
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