TENNESSEE: Binford's Retreat

The Memphis Board of Censors last week executed a strategic retreat. It lifted the ban on The Southerner, a movie depicting the lives of sharecroppers (TIME, Aug. 13). But this did not mean that 76-year-old Chief Censor Lloyd T. Binford had changed his mind. He still thought the movie "an infamous misrepresentation." His rationalization: folks were leaving town to see the movie, elsewhere, and that was "unfair to a tax-paying Memphis theater."


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