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Gene Stavis asked for a cite on my claim about Southern film-going being
proportionately greater than elsewhere.
 
Sorry, I can't offer chapter-and-verse.  Southern movie-going is an
idea that I've accepted for many, many years.
 
Even if the numbers are wrong, the South was a substantial market for
movies.  As such, film studios would have pandered to their prejudices
in the absence of any counter-influences.  There were no great demands
for films that treated African-Americans honestly.
 
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Cal Pryluck, Radio-Television-Film, Temple University, Philadelphia
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