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is nothing new...

now available for the first time on DVD.

Shot on location in New York during the silent era, George Loane Tucker's 1913 "Traffic in Souls'' takes its inspiration from the lurid tabloid headlines of the day decrying the exploitation of young women new to the city.

By some counts, the papers reported, as many as 50,000 a year were kidnapped and disappeared into "white slavery.''

a criminal organization abducts poor and immigrant women, forcing them into prostitution.

The movie was made for $25,000, a high price for 1913, and its success helped establish Universal Pictures.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=agKr5hUMWpxE&refer=muse

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is nothing new...

now available for the first time on DVD.

Shot on location in New York during the silent era, George Loane Tucker's 1913 "Traffic in Souls'' takes its inspiration from the lurid tabloid headlines of the day decrying the exploitation of young women new to the city.

By some counts, the papers reported, as many as 50,000 a year were kidnapped and disappeared into "white slavery.''

a criminal organization abducts poor and immigrant women, forcing them into prostitution.

The movie was made for $25,000, a high price for 1913, and its success helped establish Universal Pictures.

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=agKr5hUMWpxE&refer=muse

Indeed (ie nothing new)...and we know what became of the 'white slavery myth' too...

However, this is how the media works ie knee-jerk reflex actions etc of the public

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