Joy v. Monopoly

Last week Joseph Michael Schenck, president of United Artists, said his company would not let its pictures appear in Fox theatres anywhere in the country. His accusation: that the Fox West Coast chain of 400 theatres was trying to establish a monopoly. His reason: Fox West Coast Theatres were refusing to pay what United Artists thought their pictures were worth.* His proposed plan of combat: building United Artists Theatres in 18 cities and meanwhile exhibiting the company's product in armories and tents if necessary. Possible...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!