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" It can not be put out of view that the exhibition of moving pictures is. a business, pure and simple, originated and conducted for profit, like other spectacles, not to be regarded, nor intended to be regarded by the Ohio Constitution, we think, as part... "
Proposed Investigation of the Motion-picture Industry - Page 19
by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary - 1922 - 64 pages
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Hollywood Censored: Morality Codes, Catholics, and the Movies

Gregory D. Black - Performing Arts - 1994 - 336 pages
...means of their regulation."62 The Court stated that movies were "a business pure and simple," and not "regarded by the Ohio constitution, we think, as part of the press ... or as organs of public opinAs Garth Jowett has written, even though the Court recognized that movies...
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Children and the Movies: Media Influence and the Payne Fund Controversy

Garth S. Jowett, Ian C. Jarvie, Kathryn H. Fuller, Professor Kathryn H Fuller - History - 1996 - 414 pages
...the Mutual decision, the unanimous Supreme Court, speaking through Justice McKenna, ruled: "It cannot be put out of view that the exhibition of moving pictures...spectacles, not to be regarded, nor intended to be regarded as part of the press of the country or as organs of public opinion. They are mere representations of...
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Politics and Politicians in American Film

Phillip L. Gianos - Performing Arts - 1998 - 212 pages
...— was constitutional and that the First Amendment did not apply to films. The Court held: It cannot be put out of view that the exhibition of moving pictures...spectacles, not to be regarded, nor intended to be regarded as part of the press of the country or as organs of public opinion. They are mere representations of...
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Pre-Code Hollywood: Sex, Immorality, and Insurrection in American Cinema ...

Thomas Doherty - Performing Arts - 1999 - 400 pages
...Mutual Film Corporation v. Industrial Commission of Ohio, the Court decreed that the upstart medium was "a business pure and simple, originated and conducted...profit, like other spectacles, not to be regarded ... as part of the press of the country or as organs of public opinion." For blowhard congressmen,...
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Public Enemies, Public Heroes: Screening the Gangster from Little Caesar to ...

Jonathan Munby - Performing Arts - 1999 - 263 pages
...depends upon the proximity of the day of exhibition to such release day."6 The Court took the position that "the exhibition of moving pictures is a business,...pure and simple, originated and conducted for profit" and in this sense "not to be regarded ... as part of the press of the country, or as organs of public...
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Freedom of Expression in the Supreme Court: The Defining Cases

Terry Eastland - Law - 2000 - 397 pages
...affirming the decree of the District Court denying injunctive relief, this Court stated: It cannot be put out of view that the exhibition of moving pictures...other spectacles, not to be regarded, nor intended to l)e regarded by the Ohio constitution, we think, as part of the press of the country or as organs of...
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History, Memory, and the Law

Austin Sarat, Thomas R. Kearns - History - 2009 - 337 pages
...considered as involved."26 Similarly, the exhibition of motion pictures, for McKenna, was 26. Id., 244. a business, pure and simple, originated and conducted...profit, like other spectacles, not to be regarded ... as part of the press of the country or as organs of public opinion. They are mere representations...
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The Sons and Daughters of Los: Culture and Community in L. A.

David James - Art - 2003 - 266 pages
...itself, inflating into a global omnipotence the implications of the Supreme Court's 1915 diagnosis that "the exhibition of moving pictures is a business,...simple, originated and conducted for profit, like any other spectacles."19 Just one instance of this voraciousness may suffice: the case of Jurassic...
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Hollywood: Social dimensions: technology, regulation and the audience

Thomas Schatz - Motion picture industry - 2004 - 437 pages
...Mutual Film Corporation v. Industrial Commission of Ohio, the Court decreed that the upstart medium was "a business pure and simple, originated and conducted...profit, like other spectacles, not to be regarded ... as part of the press of the country or as organs of public opinion." For blow-hard congressmen,...
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Classical Film Violence: Designing and Regulating Brutality in Hollywood ...

Stephen Prince - Performing Arts - 2003 - 331 pages
...representations of events" and ones that are "capable of eviL" Furthermore, motion picture exhibition "is a business pure and simple, originated and conducted for profit. like other spectacles" and therefore failed to qualify for protection under the Bill of Rights. Because films might exert...
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