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Joan Fontaine and her Negro Screen Lover

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Creator:American Nationalist
Title:Joan Fontaine and her Negro Screen Lover

Black-and-white flyer from 1957 published by American Nationalist, a white supremacist, anti-integration group based in California. The flyer warns that the upcoming movie, Island in the Sun, favorably shows two interracial relationships, one between Joan Fontaine and Harry Belafonte. The flyer encourages boycotting the film, movies produced by Daryl Zanuck or 20th Century Fox, and music by Harry Belafonte. It also recommends insisting that local theaters refuse to show the film and distributing copies of the flyer in the community.

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Subjects:Belafonte, Harry, 1927- | Fontaine, Joan, 1917- | United States--Race relations | Race relations | Race discrimination | Racism--United States | African Americans | African American actors | Actresses--United States | White supremacy movements--United States | Motion picture industry--United States | United States, California, Placer County, California, 39.009344, -120.7707639
Collection:Edmund Orgill Papers
Institution:Memphis Public Library's Memphis and Shelby County Room
Contributors:Memphis Public Library. Memphis and Shelby County Room
Original Material:

Edmund Orgill Papers, Ms. 87, Memphis Public Library, Memphis, Tennessee

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Persistent Link to Item:http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000003311