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Thread #88004   Message #1647931
Posted By: Tannywheeler
13-Jan-06 - 12:42 PM
Thread Name: Anywhere to get Leadbelly movie?
Subject: RE: Anywhere to get Leadbelly movie?
Daddy(John Henry Faulk) was in a movie "about Leadbelly" during that time. It was a commercially made movie. He said it was just an excuse to make a black propaganda/action flick. Didn't seem to be too concerned with accuracy, but with publicity, prevalent at the time, about black bluesmen inspiring the music of (Brit & Amer.)rock stars. He was very disappointed when he saw it. (He only had a bit part, but was invited to an early screening.)             Tw