[Ads-l] smutshooting (UNCLASSIFIED)

MULLINS, WILLIAM D (Bill) CIV USARMY CCDC AVMC (USA) 0000099bab68be9a-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Thu Jan 9 21:51:35 UTC 2020


_Billboard_ 9/27/1924 p 50 col 2

"The subject of protecting material in vaudeville from the forays of "appropriationists" is to the front in England again . . . [details about UK copyright laws, as applied to infringing vaudeville performances] . . . What matters most in vaudeville in America right now is that smutshooting is again on the increase.  It is out of all bounds and growing more offensive every week."

I've never run across the word "smutshooting" before, and don't find it in print anywhere else.  From context, it seems to mean one performer copying the performance of another.  Is anyone else familiar with it?


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