Record #1131

Date:
03/01/1935
Record Type:
Letter
From/By:
Mr Will H. Hays, President, MPPDA
To:
Ned E. Depinet, (Vice-Pres RKO-Pathe in 1932) Sales Manager, First National Studios
Reel:
Reel 11
Frame Start:
11-0477
Frame End:
11-0478
Legacy ID:
1141
Legacy Year:
1935
Legacy Index:
Production Code
Comments:
EDITORIAL COMMENT: Hart to only deal with Eastern-produced shorts. The implication is that the experiment with Hart has not been successful - cf the Nell Gwynne case.

All films produced abroad and on the East Coast will henceforth go through the West Coast PCA machinery. Hart will only handle short subjects. While short subjects and preliminary work on features will still be done at the New York PCA office, all features will be given the final seal of approval in California.

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3 January 1935 Hays to Depinet on Code machinery -- films produced abroad or in the East will go through the West Coast PCA: "You will bear in mind that the Production Code Administration consists of eight men of such experience and good judgment, and inasmuch as this certificate represents the judgment of the Association and is endorsed and backed by the Presidents of all the companies, I do not believe that feature pictures should be certified except as such certificate represents the judgment of the eight men."

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