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Tourism gets boost from 'The Help' book and movie

Less than two weeks since the nationwide release of `The Help,' tourism agencies in Greenwood and Jackson have self-guided driving tours targeting fans of the book and movie.

Most of the movie was shot in Greenwood. Paige Hunt, executive director of the Greenwood Convention and Visitors Bureau, tells The Clarion-Ledger (http://bit.ly/qsr7uI ) that tour requests from groups and individuals have risen dramatically over the past few days.

Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau spokesman Marika Cackett says her agency offers two self-guided tours. A Belhaven tour highlights several Jackson streets mentioned in the book, as well as the childhood home of author Kathryn Stockett.

A Jackson tour includes stops at the governor's mansion, Medgar Evers' home and Brent's Drugs, which is featured in the film.

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