0:00 Title and color bars.
0:23 Rosemary Hartan at WGHQ introduces guest Dawn Langley Simmons (Gordon Hall), a famous writer and adopted daughter of Margaret Rutherford, a post-op transsexual.
1:16 Woman in car talks about “transsexual moves to Catskills” news. Shots of Simmons walking around town while woman talks about lack of tolerance for Hall/Simmons.
2:05 Title: “The So Called ‘Change'”
2:15 Shirtless man talks about Hall and his high-society ways over old photos of pre-op Hall and his surprising announcement.
2:43 Red-haired man talks about getting Hall’s looking for advice about a location for the sex change. He recommended Mexico.
3:29 Middle-aged woman talks about meeting Hall at the hospital, and giving him a bath. She talks about dressing him after the bath, and being astounded by his beautiful female body.
5:45 Simmons talks about spells he had, with lots of bleeding, his reason for being in the hospital before the operation.
7:10 Woman talks about seeing Simmons on TV and thinking, “that voice is in the body that it belongs in now.” Simmons is very flattered.
7:25 Title: John Paul
7:34 Simmons talks about the hands of a John Paul, who she had married, while standing by a statue. She seems to be in a spell by working out a conversation with him.
8:45 Red-haired man talks about a clear “disturbance” in Simmons, and says she should have been committed. He talks about John Paul beating Dawn.
9:55 Simmons talks about John Paul, a black man who “came from a fine family,” and who was lead to believe that Simmons’ writings put him down. She says, “he was no better or no worse than any Charleston man black or write,” in spite of his infidelities and violence. Shows a photo of Simmons and John Paul with their daughter. She talks about his attempts to work legit imately on a shrimp boat.
10:28 Shirtless man talks a bout not believing the sex change had happened.
13:58 Red-haired man says that daughter Dawn didn’t have the love she needed because of Simmons’ condition.
13:30 Dawn interviews Simmons, her mother. Simmons tells her daughter about the lineag e of their chairs. “When cruel and unkind people took everything away from us, they had to be sold.” Simmons tells her daughter about her former riches. “I don’t want to live there anymore, because the memories are too painful…But we shall soon live in a house that is just as beautiful.”