During a film strike taking place outside the Bronson Gate to Paramount Pictures studio, May 5, 1937, a truck is parked in the entrance. Film poster on the truck advertises upcoming 1937 movie, Internes can't take money. Policeman guards the entrance as workers wait outside. In 1937 seventy-five set decorators broke away from the IATSE (International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators of the United States and Canada) to form their own association, the Society of Motion Picture Interior Decorators (SMPID) and negotated an independent contract with the producers. In 1943 they would affiliate with the CSU Local 1421.
Paramount Pictures, Inc International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Picture Machine Operators of the United States and Canada Society of Motion Picture Interior Decorators Confederation of Studios Union Strikes and lockouts--Motion picture industry--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles) Motion picture industry--Employees Police--California--Los Angeles Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) Herald-Examiner Collection photographs