Quotation by Shirley Clarke

When I got [to Hollywood], all the movie moguls claimed to be astounded by the reality of my films. How did I do it? And I'd say, "Well, it wasn't hard to make Harlem look like Harlem."
Shirley Clarke (b. 1925), African American filmmaker. As quoted in Ms. magazine, p. 108 (April 1975).

On Hollywood moviemakers' reaction to her independently-made "fictional documentary" about Harlem (New York City), The Cool World. It had, of course, been filmed in Harlem itself rather than on a studio set.
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