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: 1921-09-09
Summary:

Jack Johnson, former world's heavy-weight champion, is to enter the movies. Arrangements have been completed for a five-reel comedy-drama feature on Johnson's life.

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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: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1909-04-01
Summary:

The Piccadilly Circus in Sydney showed a film about a fight between Tommy Burns and Jack Johnson which was produced by Gaumont Studio in Sherwood-st. It was so realistic. The miracle worker is Mr. McIntosh, promoter and referee of the fight between Tommy Burns and Jack Johnson. Films of the…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1910-07-08
Summary:

The financial inducements that brought together Jim Jeffries and Jack Johnson, for the heavy-weight prize fighting championship, showed a new high record, probably for any kind of sporting event in the history of the world. The most valuable return was expected from the moving pictures of the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-01-08
Summary:

Via Durban, Jan. 7 – A wire from Reuter's correspondent at Chicago says that a fight to a finish has been arranged between Johnson and Jim Flynn. Johnson has been guaranteed $31,000 and a third of the receipts of the cinematogragh films.

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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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Headline: Local Boxing
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-09-25
Summary:

A really good programme of boxing events is now arranged for the City Hall on Saturday week. Today's Big Fight: Last month in Chicago, Jack Johnson signed articles to fight Joe Jeanette. It guaranteed Johnson $25,000, with a privilege of 50 percent of the first $50,000 of the receipts and…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-07-13
Summary:

At the Victoria Theatre on Thursday night, Billy Eldid and troupe made their first appearance in Hongkong before a very good house. The great boxing burlesque, 'Jim Flynn v. Jack Johnson,' was truly a masterpiece in the fistic art. Messrs. Ramos and Ramos are showing some splendid…

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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: 1914-05-13
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre is showing a championship boxing bout, Jack Johnson versus Jim Flynn, and other interesting programmes. Also, a picture in 10 parts depicting the loves and labours of the three heroes in Alexander Dumas' famous work 'The Three Musketeers.'

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-07-15
Summary:

Roars of laughter greeted the appearance on Saturday night at the Victoria Theatre of Billy Eldid and his troupe. The mirth-making burlesque of the Johnson-Flynn fight delighted the audience. Miss Addie Leigh is also billed for this week.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-03-01
Summary:

The moving pictures of the famous Johnson-Burns fight which took place at Sydney, Australia, on December 26, have been brought to Manila by Sydney S. Cohan, one of the promoters of the fight, and will be seen in Hongkong at an early date. These pictures are the best that have ever been taken of…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-12-27
Summary:

Jeffries and Johnson: Mr. M'Intosh had tried to secure the management of the Jeffries-Johnson fight but failed. The feeling in certain parts of America, especially in Texas, where he had had some unique experiences with regard to the exhibition of the Burns-Johnson films, was very intense…

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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: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1924-11-11
Summary:

The Mailman' is the remarkable combination which is behind the recent successes Emory Johnson has placed on the screen. He was formerly leading man for Mary Pickford, who has no place in the front ranks of the motion picture creating geniuses, attributes all of his phenomenal progress to…

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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: 1910-07-12
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: 1910-07-21
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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Headline: No Cinemagraphs
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: 1910-04-17
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…