Gaines' Mad Hate

By | Monday, April 27, 2009 Leave a Comment
I found myself looking online for footage of the infamous Senate hearings on juvenile delinquency from 1954. I'm generally pretty skilled at Google-Fu, but I'm coming up with bupkis, which leads me to believe that it's not online anywhere. Kind of surprising, I think, given how widely televised they were.

That said, I did find this recording of a short play about William Gaines and his dealings with Frederick Wertham, the U.S. Senate, and the Comics Code Authority. Although I haven't checked it word for word, it appears the original dialogue of the hearings themselves was used for that (substantial) portion of the production. Although, from other things I've read, the portrayal of Gaines is considerably more lively than how he really acted at the hearings. The show runs about a half hour...

Not exactly the same as watching the hearings themselves, but interesting nonetheless.
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