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Grant v. Esquire, Inc.
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
367 F. Supp. 876 (1973)
In 1971, Esquire, Inc. (defendant) published a picture in its magazine cropping the face of Cary Grant (plaintiff) atop the body of a different person. Although Grant had allowed use of an image of his face in a 1946 article of the magazine, he did not consent to its use in 1971. Grant sued, alleging a violation of the right of publicity. Grant and Esquire filed cross-motions for summary judgment.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Knapp, J.)
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