Record #188

Date:
01/02/1924
Record Type:
Correspondence
Reel:
Reel 1
Frame Start:
1-2188
Frame End:
1-2210
Legacy ID:
188
Legacy Year:
1924
Legacy Index:
Damned

Ethel Dorrance Smith sold rights to her novel Damned to Universal when Hays was promising that "the prevalent kind of book" would not be made into a questionable type of picture. Apparently something of an example was made of it, and it was not produced. She objects very much to this state of affairs, and takes her case to the Authors League. Laemmle is careful to insist that production of a property is not guaranteed when it is bought by a studio, as he is wary of setting a precedent. Hays is diplomatic, Laemmle less so.

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