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Compulsory block-booking and blind selling in the motion-picture industry.

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interstate Commerce

Compulsory block-booking and blind selling in the motion-picture industry.

Hearings before a subcommittee, Seventy-fourth Congress, second session, on S. 3012, a bill to prohibit and to prevent the trade practices known as "compulsory block-booking" and "blind selling" in the leasing of motion-picture films in interstate and foreign commerce. February 27-28, 1936.

by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interstate Commerce

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Published by U.S. Govt. print. off. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Motion pictures,
  • Motion pictures -- Censorship,
  • Motion pictures -- Moral and ethical aspects

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesBooking and selling in motion-picture industry.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN1994 .A2
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 219 p.
    Number of Pages219
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6374179M
    LC Control Number38022983
    OCLC/WorldCa21639189

    Motion-picture films (compulsory block and blind selling), Washington, U. S. Govt. print. off., The Motion Picture Industry, The Annals of the Amaerican Academy of Political Sciences, , November National Box Office Digest Annual, annuel depuis Numéro de Telling the 65th annual national convention of the WCTU in Rochester, that the organization was “against compulsory block booking and blind-selling of films,” the Los Angeles speaker said control by the individual exhibitor of the movies he displayed would help .

    sharply and introduced block booking to the Paramount distribution system. Block booking was not new to the industry, but it had never been particularly effective until Zukor used it. Zukor had greatly expanded his Artists in Business: [11 production program, so . Site Map > Subscribe to Read Articles > February Part 5 Subscribe to Read Articles from February Part 5 LITTLE SNOW LEFT IN SKIING CENTERS; Unseasonable Weather Ruins Holiday Week-End Running in Many Sections.

    When William Fox and the Department of Justice started legal action in , the power of the MPPC quickly waned and the ‘independents’ came to dominate the industry. In the U.S., the motion picture industry became the internet of the s. When companies put the word motion pictures in their IPO investors would flock to it. Much work was done on the National motion picture plan for educational films and for outlawing block booking and blind selling of films. The sponsoring of narcotic essays by students was discon-tinued and efforts were concentrated on narcotic education. IesrT W\E FORGET It was a time of solidification of the pioneer phase of the Con-.


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Compulsory block-booking and blind selling in the motion-picture industry by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interstate Commerce Download PDF EPUB FB2

Block booking information is discussed in several important published sources that prove variously concise and comprehensive, including Conant, Antitrust in the Motion Picture Industry; Huettig, Economic Control of the Motion Picture Industry; of particular interest is the detailed study: Benjamin Werne, "The Neely Anti-Block Booking and Blind.

Anti "block-booking" and "blind selling" in the leasing of motion-picture films: hearings before a subcommittee of the Committee on Interstate Commerce, United States Senate, Seventy-sixth Congress, first session, on S.

a bill to prohibit and to prevent the trade practices known as "compulsory block booking" and "blind selling" in the leasing of motion-picture films in interstate and.

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BLIND BIDDING The majority of first-run film exhibitors must book a motion picture prior to viewing it; better than ninety percent of the ma-jors' films currently are blind bid The mechanics of blind bid But see Motion Picture Association of America, Background Memorandum. Combines investigation act.

Investigation into an alleged combine in the motion picture industry in Canada. Report of commissioner. Ap (Ottawa, F. Acland, printer to the King, ), by Canada. Dept. of Labour and Peter White (page images at HathiTrust) Compulsory block-booking and blind selling in the motion picture industry.

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Book Title: Compulsory Block booking and Blind Selling in the Motion picture Industry Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interstate Commerce Publisher: Release Date: Pages: ISBN: LOC Available Language: English, Spanish, And French. Hearings Before a Subcommittee, Seventy-fourth Congress, Second Session, on S.

a Bill to Prohibit and to Prevent the Trade Practices Known as "compulsory Block-booking" and "blind Selling" in the Leasing of Motion-picture Films in Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

FebruaryAuthor: United States. Congress. Senate. Compulsory block-booking and blind selling in the motion picture industry. By United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interstate Commerce.

Abstract. Mode of access: Internet Topics: Motion pictures, Motion pictures, Motion pictures. In Octobera coalition of 35 national organizations, including the Motion Picture Research Council, the American Legion, B'nai B'rith, Parents and Teachers associations, Lions Clubs, Boy Scouts of America, and the YMCA, urged Congress to submit legislation at the next session to abolish block booking and blind selling.

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Motion picture industry. See also what's at Wikipedia, your library, or elsewhere. Broader term: To prohibit and to prevent the trade practices known as "compulsory block-booking" and "blind selling" of motion-picture films in interstate and foreign commerce: report, to accompany S.

The Film daily year book of motion pictures. the motion picture industry. Favorable public opinion is of value here only where adverse state or national legislation is concerned. The major legislative threats regarding trade practices are bills divorcing the production and exhibition of films, and second, abol-ishing.

The Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation To prohibit and to prevent the trade practices known as "compulsory block-booking" and "blind selling" of motion-picture films in interstate and foreign commerce [Part 2]. The Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Virginia, is a state-of-the-art facility where the Library acquires, preserves and makes accessible the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of films, television programs, radio broadcasts, and sound recordings.

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Defense Buildup and the Domestic Movie MarketLabor Pains Source for information on The Motion Picture Industry in History of the American Cinema dictionary. Block booking is a system of selling multiple films to a theater as a unit.

Block booking was the prevailing practice among Hollywood's major studios from the turn of the s until it was outlawed by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in United States v. Blindness – constituent mail re problems of the blind. Block Bookings (Motion Pictures) – re S Neely bill to outlaw “block booking” and “blind selling” in motion picture industry.

Block-booking at the box office also reduces the number of remaining show times at a given theater available for films from other distributors. By packaging less-desirable films with more-desirable ones, distributors are potentially able to rent-out the less-desirable films that might otherwise be passed over.

Compulsory block booking did not exist, and first runs and protection were open to all who could afford them. "A pre-existing trade association known as the National Association of the Motion Picture Industry, comprising all branches of the industry, was abandoned.

block booking, blind selling, and Duress: The explanation offered by the.trary, they propose to perpetuate those practices. Certain of the prO' posals woiild slightly diminish the Is bringing in all its film hardships of compulsory block book- salesmen from 3S branches in the Uiey 'would effect no U.

S. and Canada for its sales coning but change in blind selling.' vention to be held at Rye, N. Y., Frederick Lonsdale.Block-booking, twice banned by the U.S.

Supreme Court, involves selling motion pictures as a package. The most generally accepted explanation, developed by Kenney and Klein (), is that block.