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Hayes office General Counsel protests Neely Bill to regulate movie sales. Washington, D.C., April 3. Charles C. Pettijohn, general counsel for the Hayes office, movieland's self-censoring group, was on of the first witnesses before the Senate Interstate Commerce Subcommittee which heard actor Robert Montgomery this morning. Gesturing wildly, he eloquently pleaded against passage of Senator Neely's bill to prohibit 'block booking' and 'blind selling', movie trade practices which remove theater owner's choice in selecting his movie bill. He offered to bring Walt Disney before the Committee to prove the disastrous effects of the bill if made law, saying that the biggest hits are seldom expected by either producers or theater managers. General Hollywood expert opinion was that 'Snow white and the Seven Dwarfs' would never sell, he said. 4-3-39

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