The Michiaan Daily-Friday, August 1, 1980--Page 17
PART OF CAMPAIGN AGAINST CULTURAL REVOLUTION
PEKING (AP)-Authorities have
removed two big portraits of the late
party chairman Mao Tse-tung from the
Great Hall of the People in the latest
blow to Mao's once unassailable image.
The removal leaves the Great Hall,
China's parliament,, without a single
one of the famous Mao portraits, which
during his reign received worldwide
distribution on the back of postcards.
Two other portraits were taken down
from the Hall's north and east entran-
ces Tuesday, and two more had been
OFFICIALS HAD NO immediate
comment on the removals, but local ob-
servers noted China is preparir
National People's Congress, w
dicates the move is a1
downgrading of Mao's historica
Another landmark pictui
solemn face of Mao in front
museum of Chinese and Party
is also scheduled for removal,,
said. Workers also were remov
red-and-White slogans adorn
museum entrance, "Long l
revolutionary line of Chairma
and "Long live the invincible N
Only one portrait of Mao is e
to remain-on Tien An Men ga
ng for its Forbidden City, facing the mausoleum cult-his ideology was ingrained as his
'hich in- of the late party chairman, and part of portrait was enshrined.
planned a gallery honoring Marxist leaders Today, however, Mao's ideology is
lstatus. such as Lenin, Marx, Engels, and disappearing with his image. Busts of
re, the Stalin. the late chairman have become collec-
t of the CHINA HAS LAUNCHED a vigorous tor's items. Booksellers have trouble
history, campaign against Mao, ciriticizing his moving his works, which shoppers
officials 1966-1977 Great Proletarian Revolution scorn in favor of novels and scientific
ving two that left China in economic and social works.
ring the chaos. Without naming Mao, the party
ive the During the Revolution, Chinese in- newspaper People's Daily said early
n Mao" dustry, agriculture, science, education this month that disastrous mistakes
qao Tse- and culture were put on the back burner were inevitable when one man's whim
in favor of restructuring China's social could affect an entire nation, and
xpected class system. cautioned against turning a political
te of the Once, Mao's face was everywhere. leader "into a god, so that this kind of
No peasant hovel, no vegetable market, tragedy will not be repeated."
no government office was complete
without its portrait of the chairman.
Colossal statues of Mao towered over
public squares. Plaster busts of Mao, HAVE A NICE
sold furiously in the stores. Blind
children reverently studied Braille I . .
portraits of Mao with their fingers.
THE" OMNIPRESENT likenesses
Fortuna, were only a symptom of the Mao
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another television film, Word of Honor. non-polluting industry. Michiga
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scenes from Word of Honor in Ann Ar- Fortuna said, the film commis
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analyzing the script, ("Who does what in addition to Word of Honor,
to whom and why and how it feels") she called The Rosary Murders wil
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ONCE THE CAST is selected, Kelley Michigan.
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"I use people and faces the way an
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Orbach's job is to select possible
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she studies thescript, then searches for
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WHEN SHE NEEDS a private house-
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"It's a tremendous intrusion," she
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