Barbara: an in-depth study of an American prostitute / produced by Martin Varno

Program Title:
Barbara: an in-depth study of an American prostitute / produced by Martin Varno
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Folio description: "Documentary on a highly educated, intelligent woman who has chosen prostitution as a profession. Barbara, a sometime student at one of California's largest universities with an IQ well above average; but at nineteen she isn't the average teenager. She's a well-trained, highly skilled professional, an expert in a field which brings her approximately one thousand tax-free dollars a week." Barbara discusses how she got into the business as a junior high school student, her experiences with psychedelic drugs, and whether or not prostitution should be a legalized and regulated. Also includes interviews with Robert McDaniels of the Stanley Fleischman law offices; Albert Vincent Freeman, clinical psychologist and consultant with the Southern California branch of the Institute For Rational Living. Program also referred to as A Time To Think. Conceived, written, and presented by Martin Varno. Production and technical assistance by Ron Quakeman, John Stevens, Bixby Lynn, Janet Bernstein, Jan Russell, Norman Belkin, and Dennis Wayne. The program was produced by the Goldenrod Serena Company, exclusively for Pacifica Radio and was written and directed by Martin Varno. Ed Stoddard, end announcer. Contains very loud cricket song during the portion of Barbara's interview. Broadcast on KPFK 1969-07-19.

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Date Recorded on: 
December 30, 1968
Date Broadcast on: 
KPFA, circa December 30, 1968; KPFK, July 19, 1969
Item duration: 
1 reel (57 min.) : 7 1/2 ips, mono.
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Los Angeles : Pacifica Radio Archives, 1968
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RESTRICTED. Permissions, licensing requests, Curriculum Initiative, Campus Campaign and all other inquiries should be directed to: Mark Torres, Archives Director, 800-735-0230,
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This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email:  americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.

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