Exhibitors Herald (Dec 1921 - Mar 1922)

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36 EXHIBITORS HERALD March 25, 1922 iHt SlXTt N^OVlt CfcNSOR. SAYS THE PfcOPLE AR£ KQT Fit ToCTuOGc WHAT is GOOD FOR TN6M THAT ONLY lO PER CENT OF THE PEOPLE THINK AT ALL WHAT t\ FUNNY LOOKING? 9UnXH0F Folks we MUST B€ THE-*. CENSOR'S CARTOON published in "Columbus (O.) Dispatch" following statement of state's chief censor that the public is not fit to judge what is good for it. Joint Board Has Only One Out Of 400 Cases App eaiea Disagreement Over Payment of $157.50 Settled Amicably By Exhibitor -Exchange Committee k (Special to Exhibitors Herald) NEW YORK, March 14. — The "no appeal" record of the joint arbitration board of the T. O. C. C. and the F. I. L. M. Club of New York, has been broken. As stated in the HERALD last week, the more than 400 cases had been arbitrated, without an appeal. Last week] the first appeal from a decision of the board was made and the case tried by an appellate board. THE case was one involving the sum of $157.50 and the complainant was one of the prominent exchanges. The exchange charged that the exhibitor defended had contracted for the use of a film at one theatre and had used it in two houses. The exhibitor asserted that he had been given a special concession allowing him to play the film in the extra house, despite his contract for but one theatre. * # * The decision was against the exhibitor, tin vote of the six members of the board being 3 to 3 when, according to the governing rules, the chairman votes. His vote was in favor of the exchange. It is significant that one exhibitor voted for the exchange and one exchange member voted for the exhibitor. The exhibitor appealed and the case was heard by the following appellate board: Exhibitors, Bernard Edelhertz, Louis I'lhimenthal, Charles Stcincr. Exchange men, Harry Buxbaufll, I. A. Chadwick, Henry Seiglc. \t't<r hearing all the facts in the ';t->' the appeal board affirmed the decision of the trial board, but ordered that the exhibitor be granted a credit for the sum involved, said credit to apply on future bookings. * * * The decision appeared to please both plaintiff and defendent, as they shook hands with each other, then with the members of the board, and adjournment was taken with the first appeal case a matter of film history. President William Brandt of the T. O. C. C, the father of the movement, was a watchful spectator on the side lines. After the session he said: "Every session of the arbitration board more firmly establishes the value of the arrangement, and it is only a question of time until disputes between exchange and exhibitor all over the country will be settled in this manner. "This first session of an appeal board is a striking example of the value of arbitration. Both sides were honestly convinced of the rightfulness of their sides of the case, and in the absence of our arbitration system, there is little question but that it would have been taken into the courts. "Now it i> all settled amicably and justly by men who arc experts in the questions at issue, friendship is retained and business relations between the litigants arc uninterrupted." Exhibitors in Britain Observe Tenth Birthday Of Paramount Pictures (Special to Exhibitors Herald) NEW YORK, March 14.— A hopeful view of conditions in the British film industry is voiced by John Cecil Graham, managing director of Famous-Lasky Film Service, Ltd., who has been visiting the home office of Famous Players Lasky Corporation. British exhibitors, he reports, are taking great interest in the celebration of the tenth anniversary of Paramount pictures, and although their programs for the month of March were booked months in advance, have shown a willingness to make the month a memorable one by taking advantage of the Paramount anniversary exploitation campaign. Congratulations for Adolph Zukor have poured into the London office and have been relayed to this country. Arrangements were made by FamousLasky for two special trade shows in London during the first week of March as pne means of celebrating the Paramount birthday. Chaplin Sues to Stop Films Imitating Him (Special to Exhibitors Herald) LOS ANGELES, March 14.— A suit has been filed by Charlie Chaplin in the Superior court to restrain Western Features Productions from producing two photoplays which the comedians alleges contains a character seeking to imitate him. The two plays referred to are "The Race Track" ^ and "Why Boys Leave Home," starring Charles Amador as Charlie Aplin, in which it is alleged mannerisms and customs by which Charlie Chaplin is known are used by Amador. Salinger Made Head of Chicago Gunning Office Fred Salinger has been appointed manager of the Chicago office of Wid Gunning, Inc. Mr. Salinger is a native of Chicago and is well known in the film industry. For the past year he has been engaged in other business. He was at one time manager of World Film Corporation for four years, and later with Republic Film, as well as having been special representative for Goldwyn for some time. H A. D'Arcy on Coast to Film Popular Poems (Special to Exhibitors Herald) LOS ANGELES, March 14. — H. A. D'Arcy, author of "The Face on the Barroom Floor," is here to film his poems. The author recently celebrated bis seventy-ninth birthday. Davies Film at Rivoli (Special to Exhibitors Herald) NEW YORK, March 14.— Cosmopolitan Productions announces that Marion Davies in "Beauty's Worth" will be shown on Broadway at the Rivoli theatre on March 26th, instead of the Rialto on April 2nd, as previously arranged.