Catheryne Cooke Gilman

Name:
Catheryne Cooke Gilman
Role:
President of Federal Motion Picture Council
Born:
1880
Died:
1954

About

Social worker, moral reformer and anti-obscenity campaigner. Was Chairman Parent‑Teacher Congress. 1923 with reform organization, Federal Motion Picture Council in America, an outgrowth of International Reform Council. Has executive post with Council. 1927 organized the Woman's Cooperative Alliance, disbanded January, 1933. From 1928-30 was film chairman National Council of Women and in 1931 to Rome for meeting of International Council of Women. In 1933 appointed chairman Committee on Motion Pictures National Congress of Parents and Teachers. President of Federal Motion Picture Council (MPA 1936-7) MPPDA internal documents described her as “an avowed enemy of the industry who has attacked it at every opportunity.”

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