Perversion for Profit is a 1965 anti-pornography educational film produced by the "Citizens for Decent Literature." It has all the delightfully hokey elements of educational films of the era, including a lush, dramatic orchestral soundtrack, and a wooden white male authority figure who delivers the facts in grave tones.
A flood-tide of filth is engulfing our country in the form of newsstand obscenity. It is threatening to pervert an entire generation of our American children. We know that once a person is perverted, it is practically impossible for the person to adjust to normal attitudes in regards to sex.
That's not just any old "wooden, white male authority figure"…
That's George Putnam! Putnam is one of LA's grand old newsmen,
still doing commentaries after 72 years in the business. LA
TV viewers remember Putnam from the 70s show, "Talkback"-
a wild talk show that commented on current events. Like Joe
Pine and Wally George, Putnam really knew how to keep the
show entertaining. The basic concept of the program was that
George represented white God-fearing Americans and Larry
McCormick, a local black reporter (who was sorely outmatched)
represented everyone else. I remember one particularly zany
show where McCormick was talking about the student riots
when George piped up, "I have a loaded revolver near every
window in my house, and if any filthy hippies try to get in,
I'll use them!" George Putnam is a treasure.