PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN - DOCUMENT SIGNED CIRCA 1952 CO-SIGNED BY: ART ARTHUR - HFSID 257079
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As Secretary of the Motion Picture Industry Council, he signs the minutes of a 1952 meeting.
Typed Document Signed: "Ronald Reagan" as Secretary and "Art Arthur" as Executive Secretary of the Motion Picture Industry Council, 6½ pages, 8½x11. (Los Angeles), 1952 December 17.Headed: "Minutes of the Meeting of the Motion Picture Industry Council, Held in the Board Room of the Association of Motion Picture Producers on December 17, 1952". Among the 15 items discussed: "3. Mr. Freed announced that at the conclusion of the meeting Roy Brewer would screen for the membership some 8 mm film he had made during his recent Defense Department Orientation Conference trip at the invitation of the Secretary of Defense", "5. Mr. Brewer and the Executive Secretary presented detailed reports of the meeting of the COMPO Executive Committee at the Blackstone Hotel, Chicago, on December 10 and 11, which they had attended at MPIC delegates, together with Steve Broidy and George Murphy. The reports covered developments in connection with the MPIC proposal that COMPO assume a share of the cost of the MPIC Library of Information; progress in connection with the campaign to obtain repeal of the twenty percent admission tax, including the positions taken by California legislators....", "8. The membership was acquainted with the contents of a letter paying tribute to Adolph Zukor, prepared in the name of the MPIC and its member-organizations, in connection with the celebration of Mr. Zukor's birthday under the auspices of Variety Clubs International. 9. The attention of the membership was called to a request for Hollywood support in the 'Christmas Salute' campaign conducted by the Variety Clubs Will Rogers Memorial Hospital at Saranac Lake, New York....", "14. The Executive Secretary presented a brief review of public relations and other general activities, including material furnished in connection with a letter of inquiry re possible hearings before aSpecial Senate Foreign Relations sub-committee on the subject of American films abroad...." One sheet lists the 16 people present at the meeting, including those representing the Association of Motion Picture Producers, A.F.L. Film Council (Roy Brewer), Independent Motion Picture Producers Association, Independent Office Workers, Screen Actors' Guild (Paul Harvey, Ronald Reagan), Screen Producers' Guild (Arthur Freed, Walter Mirisch, Bill Thomas), Screen Story Analysts' Guild, Society of Independent Motion Picture Art Directors and Legal Panel. RONALD REAGAN was President of the Screen Actors Guild from 1947-1952 and 1959-1960, serving on the Board of Directors from 1946-1960. COMPO was the Council of Motion Picture Organizations. STEVE BROIDY was President of Monogram (later Allied Artists) from 1945-1965. GEORGE MURPHY, SAG Board member from 1937-1953 and President from 1944-1946, served as U.S. Senator from California from 1965-1971. ADOLPH ZUKOR, founder of Paramount Pictures, would celebrate his 80th birthday on January 7, 1953; he died at 103 in 1976. Lightly creased, not at signatures. Slightly shaded and soiled at upper blank margins. 3 binding holes at blank left margins. Fine condition.
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