The Pittsburgh Courier 28 Jan 50

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The Pittsburgh Courier 28 Jan 50 - - - "... IKluDv7(dl nULUVOOD - harlesi VL...
- - "... IKluDv7(dl nULUVOOD - harlesi VL Feldnx&a the screeo ribU to John Wezler pbiy, They 82xaDNot Die, baaed oa the Scottsboro case, ta wbkh nine Negroes were condemned to - death ta Alabama for allegedly a aanlthig two white girts. The drama, which deals starkly with subjective race prejudice, was last prodaced oa Broadway br the Theatre GoOd, starriag Bath Gordon and Claude Rains. This past season. It was performed by the People's Drama, an off - Broadway group, and made the heartlfaea. The excellence of the production was o venhxdowed by the attacks by fioodhnns on members of the mixed cast, necessitating necessitating police escorts to and from the theatre for the Seofiiislboir 'ISbws has actjaired actors sad actresses, The People's Drama prohibited from performing the Wexley drama ta Treatoa, N. try a police chief who ttronght It woald mcrte trcuus . that the f0m will stm rorther spread the moilag stonrmuch discussion Is abocxndlag. Feidmaa wt3 mVt the fOm either btdependenUr er through a major releasfaj eompaay. Wexley, the author, is writing the sciefj.ylay and will produce or direct the film, receivisg 40C3 lizx 25 per cent of the profits. The Theatre Guild wtH reccim a percentage of the author's take, for Its Interest ta aterr rights. In addition to this Wexley wi3 hare full cestui over arUstic mtegrlty of the story and the coctract declares that If the cameras aren't rolling six moutla hence, then all rights revert to the author.

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  1. The Pittsburgh Courier,
  2. 28 Jan 1950, Sat,
  3. Page 19

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