Record #970

Date:
04/09/1934
Record Type:
Correspondence
From/By:
Albert Warner, Vice president and treasurer of Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.and treasurer of Vitaphone Corporation, Warner Bros.
Harry Warner, President, Warner Bros.
Joseph P. Schenck, President of United Artists Corporation, then chairman of the board of directors of Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp, United Artists
Merlin H. Aylesworth, RKO-Pathe
Ned E. Depinet, (Vice-Pres RKO-Pathe in 1932) Sales Manager, First National Studios
Robert H. Cochrane, Universal
Russell Holman, Paramount
Sidney R. Kent, at Fox in 1933, Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation
To:
Mr Will H. Hays, President, MPPDA
Reel:
Reel 10
Frame Start:
10-1091
Frame End:
10-1098
Legacy ID:
978
Legacy Year:
1934
Legacy Index:
Books and Plays

The major companies reply to 4 September 1934 Hays inquiry about notifying other companies about suspect plays and books: Cochrane: Yes if it's banned, no if it's not -- to avoid cycles; Holman [Paramount]: no, but companies should be able to ask if MPPDA has already issued an opinion; Depinet: no; Aylesworth: no; Kent: no except where subjects are outlawed irrespective of treatment; Harry Warner: no; Albert Warner: no; Joe Schenck: yes.

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