Jane may have hated the movie, but she worked to promote it. I did a radio
interview with her in conjunction with the Atlanta opening. She brought
along Len Chandler, a young black guy who was also in the film, and
insisted he be included. This annoyed me as a journalist, but as an
activist I thought it was cool.
>Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2000 17:15:03 -0400 (EDT)
>Subject: [sixties-l] Re: FTA show
>I was director of the US Servicemen's Fund (great name to hide the
>reality), and believe me the people who worked in the office and almost
>all those who worked in the coffee houses and on underground GI papers
>were highly political folks--a
>little too much so, occasionally. In fact, many didn't want Jane F. and
>her show around for political (or maybe sectarian) reasons.
> As to the original movie--most of which, as I recall, was shot at
>Fort Hood--Jane F. HATED it--said it would interfere with her career.
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