Petula

An infamous television special with Petula Clark, which is remembered for what happened off screen.

Category: Music
In 1968 Harry Belafonte and Petula Clark sang together her song On the Path Of Glory for this special on NBC. Not such a remarkable event in itself, but Petula touched Harry's forearm during the duet and made TV history. It was the first time a white woman had touched a black man on US television. The sponsor insisted the touch be cut from the programme, the programme makers refused. In the decade’s “year of revolt”, Clark found herself at the centre of a media controversy involving race, censorship and endemic bigotry in a newly desegregated yet depressingly divided US.
















Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1968-04-02
Run time: 60 minute / 1:0
Director: Steve Binder
Production Companies : NBC Productions, Rodan Productions, Steve Binder Productions
Production Country: United States of America





Trailer


Petula Clark
as Herself
Harry Belafonte
as Himself
Directing
Steve Binder Director

Writing
Steven Hilliard Stern Writer
Allan Blye Writer
Mason Williams Writer
Gordon Farr Writer





















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