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The Way We Were: The curtain comes down on our Hollywood hopes


What do you think happened in 1957 when Erskine Caldwell and his Hollywood pals came to Augusta to check out locations to film a movie?

We are told the phrase “banned in Boston” was coined to describe the efforts of the New England Watch and Ward Society, a censoring organization that liked to limit prurient expression.

Those watching wardens eventually gave up, but one of the last books they banned was “God’s Little Acre,” written by a preacher’s son named Erskine Caldwell, who began his writing career as an Augusta Chronicle sports correspondent.

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