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Local historians weekly "Back Issues" article in the Manawatū Standard. In1950, the movie "The Secrets of Life" achieved record breaking attendance figures throughout the country and at the local Mayfair Theatre. Its genre was considered "exploitation". It was marketed as a sex-education film and included scenes of childbirth, a Caesarean operation and images of venereal disease. The graphic subject matter generated a lot of interest. Separate screenings were held for men and boys over 14, and women and girls over 14.

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Manawatū Standard
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January 22, 2022
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2023Pa_IMCA-DigitalArchive_041930
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