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“Would You Vote for a Woman for President of the U.S.?”: A Quick Note on Magic Town, Jimmy Stewart’s Forgotten Sorta-Classic

While editing a chapter, I ran across a small fact that I had totally forgotten about: in the film Magic Town, a Capra-esque film with Jimmy Stewart from 1947, the plot hinges (in a sense) on an affirmative answer to the question in this post’s title: “Would you vote for a woman for President of the U.S.?” Given Hillary Clinton’s historic run for the White House, I thought that this little trinket of cinematic history might be worth making note of.[1] The way the film gets to this unexpected point is a bit convoluted. First, a couple of words about Read more