Then a few of the local authorities began to get rough: was the Censor too permissive, or not permissive enough?
After six weeks, the Trade paper Cinema TV Today, reflecting the views of a prominent member of the film industry, ran the headline: "Murphy must go." At this point, a meeting was convened to defend Stephen Murphy's position:
And others agreed... Peter Waymark summed up the Censor's predicament in:
But Trash was still held up. In July, Paul Morrissey, the director, flew in for consultations with the censor, and accepted 3 1/2 minutes of cuts in his film.
At last, on November 17th, 1972, Trash was passed.
We booked Trash into the London Pavilion to open on February 8th 1973.
Then Warhol hit the headlines once again over ATV's documentary [directed by David Bailey]...