A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-12-04
Summary:

London, Dec. 3 – The great Jeffries-Johnson fight was decided to take place on July 4th, and the venue is San Francisco. The city pays £20,200 that the fight might place there, and will share the cinematograph proceeds.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-12-28
Summary:

London, December 3 – In General: Now that the bidding for the Johnson-Jeffries contest is over. The accepted bid of Tom Richards is certainly generous, and with a purse of £20,200 and 66 percent of the profit on the cinematograph to be split up, the fighters will reap a golden harvest.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-04-17
Summary:

On July 4th 30,000 people will pay 150,000 pounds to watch the fight between Jeffries and Johnson for the heavy-weight championship of the world. Thirty million citizens of the United States will 'follow the fight' in the newspapers, and afterwards pay anything up to 5s a head to see…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-06-17
Summary:

London, June 16 – There is great consternation in sporting circles over the attitude of the authorities in regard to the Jeffries-Johnson fight for the heavy-weight world's championship. For the moving pictures privileges alone, the sum of £30,000 has been fetched, but this is nothing…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-07-06
Summary:

About the Johnson-Jeffries Fight, it mentioned the offer was one of a £20,200 purse, and the cinematograph receipts less 16 2-3 per cent.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-07-08
Summary:

London, July 7 – The mayors of many cities in the United States had prohibited the exhibition in cinematograph shows of the moving pictures of the great fight between Johnson and Jeffries. The strongest fears prevail that such exhibitions would only tend to inflame the racial feeling between the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-07-09
Summary:

London, July 8 – The prohibition against the cinematograph of Jeffries-Johnson fight exhibited is spreading fast. It is feared that the cinematograph pictures would have a tendency to arouse racial hatred.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-07-12
Summary:

London, July 11 – There is a possibility of another fight between Jeffries and Johnson. The London music-halls have declined to show the film of the fight.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-07-13
Summary:

London, July 12 – Mr. Winston Churchill, the Home Secretary, has been questioned in the House of Commons as to the exhibition of cinematograph pictures of the Jeffries-Johnson fight

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-07-14
Summary:

London, July 13 – The cinematograph pictures of the Jeffries-Johnson fight are not to be shown in London. After a long discussion, the London County Council has decided that it would be inexpedient to exhibit the pictures.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-07-21
Summary:

London, July 20 – Bombay has followed the lead of London in the matter of the Jeffries-Johnson fight. The Council decided to prohibit the exhibition of cinematograph pictures of the encounter.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-07-27
Summary:

The moving picture operators were very busy photographing the biggest crowd ever gathered to see a fight in the history of the prize-ring.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-08-19
Summary:

A sporting editor in the States wrote that Johnson prolonged the contest for the benefit of the moving pictures. He always held Jeffries safe, but did not knock him out until the fight had gone far enough to make a good show for the public.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-08-22
Summary:

James J. Corbett, the ex-champion heavy-weight pugilist, explained that probably the reader would be able to see Jeffries' legs shaking in the moving pictures.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-08-23
Summary:

London, Aug. 22 – The cinematograph pictures of the Johnson-Jeffries fight have been exhibited for the first time in Dublin and attracted much attention.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-10-22
Summary:

Cinematograph pictures of the Johnson-Jeffries fight were shown at a private gathering at the National Sporting Club in London last month, and the general verdict of the critical audience was that the pictures revealed one of the worst contests ever seen.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-01-09
Summary:

The film of the Jeffries-Johnson fight at Reno is being shown in the town.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-06-13
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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-10-22
Summary:

The attraction at the Star Theatre all next week, will be 'Enemies of Women' which is claimed to be the biggest film spectacle ever made. Over 50,000 people were employed at one time or another to portray the many stupendous scenes of Blasco Ibanez's famous story. Many incidents…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-10-23
Summary:

A whole year on Broadway was not enough to take care of the crowds eager to see the sensational Cosmopolitan super photoplay, 'Enemies of Women,' and arrangements had to be made to continue the run at the Cameo Theatre, New York, where it is still playing to capacity houses daily. The…