The Way We Were: The curtain comes down on our Hollywood hopes

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What do you think happened in 1957 when Erskine Caldwell and his Hollywood pals came to Augusta to check out locations to film a movie?

We are told the phrase “banned in Boston” was coined to describe the efforts of the New England Watch and Ward Society, a censoring organization that liked to limit prurient expression.

Those watching wardens eventually gave up, but one of the last books they banned was “God’s Little Acre,” written by a preacher’s son named Erskine Caldwell, who began his writing career as an Augusta Chronicle sports correspondent.

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