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Maryland Censorship Board #58680

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 27, 1979
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Baltimore, Maryland) [Mary AVARA - says pledge of allegiance.] Role of Mary Avara in Baltimore Ladies Club and as censor for past 19 years reported [AVARA - comments.] Avara said head of MD's movie censorship board; part-time status of other board members noted. Bd.'s review of "Wanda, The Wicked Warden" cited. [AVARA - says sickies made the film; talks about constitutional rights.] Criticism of board noted; history of court backing MD's board in event of appeals cited. [AVARA - won't buy whipped cream anymore.] Review of Jacqueline Bisset movie and Avara's attitude towards movie ratings noted. [AVARA - details her own rating system.] Supreme Court decision with regard to community standards and Avara's claim to represent such standards stated. [AVARA - comments.]
REPORTER: Charles Gibson

Gibson, Charles;
Robinson, Max

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