Interview with Evelyn Smith Munro
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QUESTION 17
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CAMERA CREW MEMBER:

Take four up.

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EVELYN SMITH MUNRO:

Perhaps one of our biggest and most effective pieces of publicity we didn't really have much to do with because The March of Time,
** which was then a newsreel of , I presume, decided to make a film and reenact the scenes from the strike and other aspects of the union organization.
** They sent from New York the man who was in charge of it, was a man named Jack Glenn who I remember was a very, very pleasant, cordial fellow, and we talked a lot. So I knew at least what was going on although I was not actually in the film itself. There were some actors, some people who were actually hired to do a few of the scenes.
** However, some of those were those who did a march which reenacted what took place during the strike, in the early days of the strike when they were trying to get people to come out of the fields. Local organizers and local people did conduct these strikes, and those were reenacted by the March of Time. However, there were scenes with real staff members.
** Certainly there were scenes in the office and I remember scenes around the table with a number of people who were actually involved in the union, so they were not all actors. It was apparently a pretty successful piece of news coverage because it continued to be shown for many, many years and there certainly were repercussions as a result of it, as there were from other publications: articles in the Nation, articles in Time magazine, particularly at the time of the Frank Weems problem. So this was another aspect of publicizing that was very good.