Record #101

Date:
29/09/1923
Record Type:
Report
From/By:
Col. Jason S. Joy
To:
MPPDA (Committee on Public Relations)
Reel:
Reel 1
Frame Start:
1-0268
Frame End:
1-0272
Legacy ID:
101
Legacy Year:
1923
Legacy Index:
MPPDA - Public Relations Committee
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Additional text in Transcription.

Notes on Committee meeting of Sept. 25, mainly comprising detailed explanation of the Yale Chronicles of America film project (Yale University), for the school child and the immigrant. Discussion of the problem of wedding historical accuracy with engaging drama. Also discussion of their usefulness in the Americanization program. There is an agreement with Path to show these films in cinemas. 33 are planned.

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Americanization (7), Children (43), Historical motion pictures (5), Immigrants (6), Motion pictures in education (21), Yale Chronicles of America (2) Show all keywords…

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Includes notes on Committee meeting of Sept. 25, mainly comprising detailed explanation of the Chronicles of America film project (Yale University), for the school child and the immigrant. The problem of wedding historical accuracy with engaging drama. Prof. Fox (Columbia Univ.): In our enterprise we want it to be entertaining and then take advantage of the audience while they are looking at the entertainment to shove and shove and shove into their minds. Arthur Brook (Yale University Press Association.): [Pictures would do much to give our newcomers a start in understanding when they come as to what America stands for so that a proper reverence might be created and that as a result the proclamation of professional agitators would fall on stony ground and that these people would represent real assets instead of menace. Agreement with Path to show these films in cinemas. 33 are planned.1 film synopsis.

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