The first meeting place of the Picture Pioneers, Inc. on July 18, 1939.

In May of 1949, the Motion Picture Pioneers formalize Marvin Kircsh’s idea and create “The Foundation of the Motion Picture Pioneers.” The documented purpose was “to establish a self-perpetuating fund to assist pioneers of the motion picture industry who find themselves in need; the assistance to consist of direct financial aid, medical care and temporary business subsistence during periods of unemployment and unfortunate circumstances to eligible applicants.”