"From Here to Eternity" uncensored 60 years later





An original version of 1951 novel From Here to Eternity is to be reissued digitally, with previously censored references to homosexuality restored.

The heirs of author James Jones have struck a deal with ebook firm Open Road to put out a new edition that includes two scenes with gay content.

Jones's novel, about US soldiers serving in Hawaii in the months prior to Pearl Harbor, was filmed in 1953.

The uncensored version will be made available online from 10 May.

It will include a scene in which Private Angelo Maggio - the character played by singer Frank Sinatra in the film - reveals he is paid to have oral sex with another man.

Another scene referring to a military investigation into possible homosexual activity will also feature in the text....


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