A vintage photo, taken by photographer Joseph Jasgur, of Earl Carroll’s Vanities pin-up girls picketing in front of a Los Angeles movie theater — a staged publicity event “against” the film version of Steinbeck’s plantation story The Southerner. The signs say The Southerner is unfair to “the romancit South,” to the “Beauties of the South,” to the very”Flower of Dixie Womanhood.”
Love this movie, even wrote about it, but trying to figure out how it was unfair to the beauties of the South. Did they have the nerve to premiere it on a big night for the Vanities? Cool pic, but weird.
You know I love the cool and the weird — especially when they are one ;) Feel free to post your film review link here!
Thanks, Deanna, here’s my look at The Southerner” (1945). Actually, the entire movie is embedded at the bottom of the post courtesy archive.org … must be a public domain title.