Show Business: What the Public Wants?

On opposite sides of the continent, a sin spot and a sun spot—Las Vegas, Nev. and Lake Placid, N.Y.—incurred the displeasure of the Roman Catholic Church. The issue: sex.

In Lake Placid (pop. 3,000, more than half Catholic), Msgr. James T. Lyng was outraged when the village's only movie house planned to show Brigitte Bardot in And God Created Woman, called on his flock to boycott the theater for six months. Lyng denounced the movie as "an assault on each and every woman of our community and nation," offered the theater owners $350 in lieu of box-office receipts if they would promise...

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