• Short Summary

    HOLLYWOOD SYMPATHY FOR CIVIL RIGHTS IS GATHERING MOMENTUM.ON THURSDAY NIGHT, FOUR MOVIE ACTORS, LED BY?

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    TRANSCRIPT: BRANDO: "IT'S EASY TO STAND UP HERE AND BEAT YOUR DRUM .... (LAUGHTER) AND I CAN MAKE A PRETTY SPEECH AND THEN GO BACK TO HOLLYWOOD AND FILM... AND I WANT TO TELL YOU SOMETHING THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE MOVED BY IT. WE'VE GOT 56 ACTORS SO FAR -- MOVIE STARS KIRK DOUGLAS, BURT LANCASTER, JUDY GARLAND ... I CAN'T REMEMBER WHO (INDISTINCT) ... WE'RE ALL GOING TO WASHINGTON IN A PLANE. WE'RE ALL GOING TO TALK ABOUT CIVIL RIGHTS, WE'RE ALL GOING TO GO ON THE TELEVISION AND SAY WHAT WE KNOW, BECAUSE THE COUNTRY IS IGNORANT."



    (LAUGHTER AND APPLAUSE).




    Initials JT/N/MR/BB


    EDITORS: PLEASE NOTE PRODUCTION NUMBER 6512/63 (ALSO AUGUST 25, 1963) -- SOF COMMENTS ON WASHINGTON MARCH -- ALSO REFERS.

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: HOLLYWOOD SYMPATHY FOR CIVIL RIGHTS IS GATHERING MOMENTUM.ON THURSDAY NIGHT, FOUR MOVIE ACTORS, LED BY MARLON BRANDO, FLEW TO AMERICA'S DEEP SOUTH TO SPEAK AT A NEGRO RALLY.THE DEMONSTRATION WAS AT GADSDEN, ALABAMA, SCENE OF RECENT RACIAL DISORDERS.THE OTHER THREE ACTORS WERE PAUL NEWMAN, ANTHONY FRANCIOSA AND VIRGIL FRYE.

    THEY DENIED THEIR PARTICIPATION IN CIVIL RIGHTS DEMONSTRATIONS WAS "NOTHING BUT RABBLE ROUSING." BRANDO SAID THEY HAD COME AS "AMBASSADORS OF GOODWILL." HE THEN WENT ON TO SPEAK ABOUT HOLLYWOOD REACTION TO THE FIGHT FOR RACIAL EQUALITY, AND THIS WEEK'S BIG MARCH IN WASHINGTON.

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    Film ID:
    VLVACS5KG73NQCC96FRAFM867X6YV
    Media URN:
    VLVACS5KG73NQCC96FRAFM867X6YV
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/08/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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