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Seldes discusses a threatened boycott which lead to the withdrawal of a film. He is opposed to censorship of films.
Seldes moves on to discuss popularity of films and what drives it. He speaks about the relationship between cost of making films and profits. He also notes a tendency to show a film and then re-release it (for example classic films re-shown on television). He goes on to discuss what would happen if television began showing only productions that they did not produce.
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 70603
Municipal archives id: LT7557