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Hearst Metrotone News
Hearst Metrotone News
(renamed News of the Day in 1936) was a newsreel series (1914–1967) produced by the Hearst Corporation, founded by William Randolph Hearst. History[edit]

A Hearst Metrotone News
Hearst Metrotone News
crew filming a fire.

Hearst produced silent newsreels under the titles of Hearst Newsreel, International Newsreel, and MGM News before settling on the generic title Hearst Metrotone News. From January 1919 to July 1929, International Newsreel
Newsreel
was produced by Hearst's International News Service and released by Universal Studios. Hearst began to release sound newsreels in September 1929 under an agreement with Fox Film Corporation
Fox Film Corporation
using the Fox Movietone sound system. Hearst dissolved its agreement with Fox in October 1934, and released its newsreels through Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
from then until 1967. William Randolph Hearst
William Randolph Hearst
was a controversial figure for several years. In November 1936, in reaction to protests and moviegoers' booing of the Hearst newsreel when it began showing causing theaters to edit out references to Hearst, the name of the newsreel was officially changed to "News of the Day" by Hearst. [1] The Hearst Metrotone News name continued to appear on the copyright notice at the end of the newsreel. Other U.S. newsreel series include The March of Time
The March of Time
(1935-1951), Pathé News
Pathé News
(1910-1956), Paramount News (1927-1957), Fox Movietone News (1928-1963), and Universal Newsreel
Newsreel
(1929-1967). In 1981, the entire Hearst newsreel library was acquired by the UCLA Film
Film
and Television Archive and held by the Packard Humanities Institute that is scanning the film on Scanity
Scanity
motion picture film scanner.[2] [3] References[edit]

^ Times, Cinema: Hearst's News of the Day Monday, Nov. 23, 1936 ^ Hearst Metrotone News
Hearst Metrotone News
info at UCLA Film
Film
and Television Archive website ^ Cougar news, HI builds state-of-the-art film archive in Santa Clarita, Arts & Entertainment News, February 19, 2015

External links[edit]

Collection info at UCLA Film
Film
and Television Archive A complete 'News of the Day' newsreel from 1963 about the assassination of Preside

.