Plaintiff had been a famous child prodigy in 1910. For twenty-five years he had lived a secluded life. Then in a recent article in the "New Yorker" magazine his private life was completely exposed. Plaintiff sued, alleging a violation of his common-law right of privacy. Held, that the complaint should be dismissed on the ground that the public has a legitimate interest in "any person who has achieved, or has had thrust upon him, the questionable and indefinite status of a 'public figure.'" Sidis v. F-R Publishing Corp., (C. C. A. 2d, 1940) 113 F. (2d) 806.
Michigan Law Review,
TORTS - RIGHT OF PRIVACY - MATTERS OF GENERAL OR PUBLIC INTEREST,
Mich. L. Rev.
Available at: https://repository.law.umich.edu/mlr/vol39/iss3/23