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Sun Aug 13, 2017, 11:35 AM

Just as true today as it was 60 years ago.

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Reply Just as true today as it was 60 years ago. (Original post)
Stonepounder Aug 2017 OP
dlk Aug 2017 #1
Ken Burch Aug 2017 #2
elleng Aug 2017 #3
markpkessinger Aug 2017 #5
lambchopp59 Aug 2017 #4

Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:33 PM

1. Yes!

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 12:52 PM

2. The financial backers of the show tried to force Rodgers and Hammersteing to cut that song.

They stood their ground, along with James Michener, who wrote the book the musical was based on.

Had "Carefully Taught" been removed, "South Pacific" would have been a meaningless fluff piece about Seabees in coconut bras. There'd have been no point in ever staging it.

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 01:01 PM

3. Was the first show containing their 'social commentary,' wasn't it?

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Response to Ken Burch (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 08:05 PM

5. Never knew that bit of history about the song/show . . .

. . . thanks for sharing it!

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Response to Stonepounder (Original post)

Sun Aug 13, 2017, 02:29 PM

4. Carefully taught, reinforced, mesmerized and SUBLIMATED... by FAUX Noize.

Megyn Kelly: "Santa just is White" can shove that little idiotic jibe where the sun does not shine.
I thought we'd gotten mostly past this racist phobia shit 50 years ago now.
I hope there is a specially torturous place in hell for the likes of sly, profiteering hatemongers such as Rupert Murdoch.

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