We are offering 35 letters between Fox Film Corporation (William Fox - President at the time) and Arthur B. 28 are from Fox Film Corp. On their letterhead; 7 are from Blanchard Theatre. One is from 1916, most are in the 1917s and 1918s, one is from 1921. William Fox was a Hungarian-American film executive who founded Fox Film Corporation in 1915.
After the 1929 stock market crash wiped out Fox's fortune, the Fox Film Corp. Was taken over and merged with 20th Century Pictures which was renamed 20th Century-Fox.
His name continues to be used by Fox Corp. Including Fox News, Fox Sports, etc.Generally, the letters are regarding film bookings (specifically naming the films). One letter is about Blanchard receiving a film in poor condition. Many letters are about discrepancies and disagreements about payments received from Blanchard that were less than Fox believed they should have been. [which theatres would display for a period of time before the showing of the movie].
Fox always insisted that the advertising material had been sent. A letter from January 12, 1918 from Blanchard to Fox begins Why is it we CANNOT get our Advertising Material from your company? We are always civil and TRY to use all the diplomacy possible in gettting our goods here, but each week there is a slip up.
Last week we were short a set of photos for "When False Tongues Speak"...... "We ordered Advertising Material for "Yankee Way" and today received only part of the order, but NO SLIDE OR PHOTOS"..... The next letter January 18, 1918 to Blanchard from Fox states that because of customers not paying their bills, they are now requiring customers to live up to their contract which states they must pre-pay for films and not pay after films are delivered. In a letter dated March 18, 1918 from Blanchard, he says he should have received Advertising Material for "All for a Husband", but instead received two sets of Advertising Material for another film they were going to show "Branded Soul". Blanchard says he called Fox and reversed the charges, but they wouldn't accept them.We finally got someone on a wire, which cost us over a dollar. Then received only part of the correct order. Isn't it enough to make anyone swear? Well, I guess the theatres were at fault for not honoring their contracts by pre-paying for films, but at the same time it's understandable they didn't want to pay ahead of time, if they were often not getting what they had paid for. CONDITION: For the most part, the letters are in Excellent Condition.
There are three letters from Blanchard that have a little edge-chipping or a small edge tear; one letter from Fox has a small edge tear, otherwise all Excellent. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Other Movie Memorabilia". The seller is "propicker" and is located in this country: US.
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