Description: Public Image is a screenplay which traces the lives of Joanne Tate, her husband, Mitchell Tate, and her sister, Marie Vaughn. Joanne decides to search for her sister after the death of their mother from breast cancer. Marie, who broke from the family after a bitter fight more than a decade before, is living in a shelter and facing eviction. Mitchell, meanwhile, is campaigning for re-election to his position as mayor of a large city. A major subplot in the script deals with the homeless issues in his city and the unscrupulous methods that Mitchell and his staff use to try to solve them. The characters must all learn the importance of family as they grapple with the obstacles they must overcome to find each other.
Date: December 1995
Creator: Payne, Sandra J. (Sandra June)
Partner: UNT Libraries