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30. Margaret Sanger (subject)
SLEEP ON THE ROOF A Screenplay based on the Life of Margaret Sanger (May 19, 1967)
Story and Screenplay by Marcia F. Cohen, dated May 19, 1967. Vintage film script, quarto. 128 pp., in plain stiff wrappers, bolt bound, with typed label affixed. Mimeograph on blue paper, with some scattered MS revisions in Cohen’s hand, and a few pages of revisions on onion skin paper.
An unproduced screenplay for the life of Margaret Sanger.
Margaret Sanger (1879-1966) was an Ameri- can nurse who became a birth control activist, sex educator, writer, and speaker. She opened the first birth control clinic in the United States and later established the organizations that evolved into Planned Parenthood. She is credited with populariz- ing the term “birth control”.
Marcia Cohen’s screenplay dramatizes Sanger’s life from roughly 1914 through 1916, the period when she first became a public figure.The screenplay begins in a NewYork City tenement in 1914 where young nurse Margaret Sanger is treating a married woman who is dying due to a self-adminis- tered abortion.
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