Exhibitors Herald (Dec 1921 - Mar 1922)

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March 25, 1922 EXHIBITORS HERALD 35 Hold Motion Picture Shows in Courthouse Justice by Day and Films at Night is Huntington, Tenn. Program (Special to Exhibitors Herald) HUNTINGTON, TENN., March 14.— This town goes to court for its motion pictures. Where the Carroll County dispensers of justice hold forth by day Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford and other lights of tilmdom sport by night. In short the courthouse is also Huntington's motion picture show. When the plan was announced several months ago certain portions of the populace were horrified. Motion pictures in the courthouse? Preposterous! But the magistrates thought differently, and now where justice i> grinded out by day an electric piano grinds out bits of jazz benight. Film Shows in R. R. Station (Special to Exhibitors Herald) St. LOUIS, MO., March 14.— W. J. Miller and associates have closed a deal to establish a motion picture show in the ladies' waiting room of the St. Louis Union Station. They will open for business on March 18. The equipment was purchased from the St. Louis Exhibitors' Supply Company last week. St. Louis is unique in that all its railroads enter the same station. Thousands stop oft in the city while changing from one train to another. It i* these transients Miller will cater to. Cafe Boulevard is Scene of NearPanic But Well, Read It! (Special to Exhibitors Herald J NEW YORK, March 14.— Five hundred guests at Cafe Boulevard wer-: thrown into a near panic last Friday night, by a series of unharmonious sounds that emanated from the basement and continued to grow in volume. The general impression was that if a murder wasn't being committed, it ought to be — maybe several would be needed to restore quiet. When the police forced their way in, they found that it was the playful members of the A. M. P. A. staging the first rehearsal for their Naked Truth dinner, which will be held at Hotel Biltmore on March 25. Eight acts, varying from a home-made motion picture to a monologue by Nat Rothstein, will be presented. At the request of out of town guests, it has been decided to start the dinner promptly at 7 o'clock instead of 8, so that the program will conclude shortly after 11 p. m. Rex Ingram and Wife On Belated Honeymoon (Special to Exhibitors Herald) LOS ANGELES, March 14.— Rex Ingram, director of "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse." has just finished his most recent film, "The Prisoner of Zentla," for Metro and has left with his wife, Alice Terry, for a week's vacation. This is actually a long-deferred honeymoon for this young couple. Four Big Companies Not on Roster of Hays Association First National, United Artists, Vitagraph and Pathe Listed as Hold-Outs— Charter for Organization Granted by Secretary of State (Special to Exhibitors Herald) NEW YORK, March 14.— The Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, Inc., the new national association of the industry, of which Will H. Hays is head, is now a going concern the charter having been granted by the secretary of state last Saturday. The articles of incorporation, over which the attorneys for the companies and for Mr. Hays have been working for the past two weeks, bears the signatures of officers representing nine of the larger companies. Most conspicuous by their absence are the names of representatives of First National, United Artists, Vitagraph and Pathe. It is understood that the attorneys of the latter named companies have been assisting in drawing up the by-laws, but it is pretty generally understood that First National will not become a member of the organizaion — at least not now. Williams on Hand During Filming at Studios When the officials of the companies met with Mr. Hays at the Fox studio for the purpose of having motion pictures taken by the news reels showing the signing of the Hays contract, J. D. Williams, of the First National, sat at Mr. Hays' right hand, dipped the historic pen in ink and handed it to Mr. Hays. And so the picture cameras got it, and it was pretty well settled in the minds of everyone that First National was in the fold. Then came rumors of opposition by some of the members of the First National executive committee and it was whispered about that the big distributing organization might be the first hold-out. It now appears that the rumors of opposition were based on solid foundations, and, according to a member of the executive committee before leaving for his home after the First National meeting last week, the committee voted not to go into the new association "at the present time." No Verification Forthcoming No verification of the action of the executive committee could be obtained from First National officials, but the representatives of several of the companies who have already signed, admitted that they had heard of the executive committee's decision. It was stated by one of them that eventually First National would join, and that in the meantime many of the producers whose pictures are distributed by First National would be members of the new organization. Neither Mr. Hays or Courtland Smith had any information on the subject. While United Artists has not signed with the new association, this fact is not attracting so much attention, inasmuch as this organization was not a member of the N. A. M. P. I. D. W. Griffith is the only member of the United Artists organization, so far as known, to enroll in the membership of the new association. Mr. Griffith was a member of the old organization. Eight Companies Sign The eight companies which are signatory to the articles of incorporation are: Robertson-Cole, Fox, Famous Players, Metro, Griffith, Universal, Selznick and Educational. The date for the demise of the N. A. M. P. I. has not been set as yet, although steps are being taken looking to that end. An inventory of all the property of the old organization has been made by the committee having the demise in hand, and it is expected much of it will be moved over to the offices of the new association. A call has been sent out for a meeting of the distributors division of the old organization for next Thursday at the Claridge, and it is expected that some action may then be taken in connection with winding up the affairs of the N. A. M. P. I. The call, which was sent out by Chairman Percy L. Waters, urges attendance and states that business "of the utmost importance to your company" will be discussed. Stars Attend Opening Of Loew 's New House (Special to Exhibitors Herald) BOSTON, March 14.— Marcus Loew's new State theatre was opened to the public last night. Quite an array of screen stars were present, including Mae Murray, Conway Tearle, Eugene O'Brien. Viola Dana, Bert Lytell, Craufurd Kent, Billie Dove, Zena Keefe, Grace Valentine, Audrey Maple and others. Four private cars were used to bring the party from New York. Total of Six Million In Taxes Collected (Washington Bureau, Exhibitors Herald) WASHINGTON, D. C— March 14. — Tax returns to the Bureau of Internal Revenue for January, covering December business, show a total admission tax collection of $6,453,483, as compared with $6,689,702 in December. Film taxes collected amounted to $453,114, as compared with $429,504 in December, and the seating tax totaled $26,727, as compared with $34,991. Pioneer Theatre Man Dies at San Francisco (Special to Exhibitors Herald) SAN FRANCISCO, CAL., March H.Leon L. Kahn, pioneer motion picture exhibitor in the West, died at his home here recently. Mr. Kahn was a member of the firm of Kahn & Greenfield, which controls the New Mission, New Fillmore, New Santa Cruz and other theatres in and about this city.