ID Date Type Description Summary
2023 1922-04-10 Letters, memos Routine correspondence about dates of Board meetings, 04-10-1922 to 08-28-1923
121 1922-04-22 Letter Steffes forwards to Hays an aggressively-worded resolution taken at a meeting of the MPTOA. It is in the form of a ques...
2024 1922-05-18 Letters Fox, Godard, Hammons, Laemmle, Loew, Quinn, Selznick, Zukor, appointed as members of MPPDA Executive Committee.
2025 1922-05-18 Letters Fox, Hammons, appointed as members of MPPDA Finance Committee.
2026 1922-05-18 Letters Loew, Joseph Schenck, appointed as members of MPPDA Membership Committee.
68 1922-05-22 Memo Detailed outline of operations of National Board of Review NBR (sent at Hays' request). Includes personnel, origin, org...
122 1922-05-27 Letter Kent's personal evaluations of members of MPTOA involved in Uniform Contract negotiations.
3285 1922-06-03 Letter and memo Comments on MPTOA memo in preparation for negotiations over uniform contract: "I am greatly disappointed ... Why don't t...
52 1922-06-07 Miscellaneous Correspondence and telegrams to and from Hays, involving studios and the Labor Council, concerning the unionization disp...
123 1922-06-10 Memo Contains MPPDA and Theatre Owners Chamber of Commerce membership lists; also a resolution taken at a TOCC meeting author...
3288 1922-06-14 Letter Doubting the workability of an arbitration system with a board divided 50/50 without provision of an umpire and without ...
3291 1922-06-14 Letter Proposing clause for uniform contract. 01-1218 -- 01-1222 principal negotiators reject the suggestion.
124 1922-06-15 Press release Announcement of commencement of negotiations between the MPPDA, led by Hays, and the Board of Directors of the MPTOA, le...
125 1922-06-17 Letter Complaint about a "cheap, deliberate, lying attempt" by the MPTOA to "discredit" the film Reported Missing in the Exhibi...
3290 1922-06-21 Letter Enclosing a draft contract: "... I hope you will agree with me that this draft marks a decided advance in eliminating, a...
4 1922-06-22 Resolution Outcome of a meeting at Waldorf-Astoria on 22-06-1922 between Hays and community and industry representatives to "discus...
127 1922-06-24 Letter Kirchwey outlines his own understanding of the purposes behind creating a Uniform Contract in the first place. These in...
3292 1922-06-26 Letter Noting the exhibitors want the arbitration clause eliminated. They also wanted other minor amendments, including a spec...
3293 1922-06-30 Letter On another amendment proposed by MPTOA, relating to an advance deposit: The distributors claim that payment on account o...
6 1922-07-07 Memo MPPDA public relations activity. Proposed organization and role of Committee of Fifteen. Suggestion for formation of lo...
7 1922-07-07 Record of meeting Relationships between the various committees; restatement of the aims of the Public Relations Committee (CPR); employmen...
3294 1922-07-14 Letter The intention is that if a uniform contract is adopted for 1922-23 product, contracts already taken out should be carrie...
8 1922-08-15 Record of meeting Appointment of Col. Jason Joy as Executive Officer; "Mr. Will Hays gave an inspiring report of his visit to Hollywood an...
128 1922-08-16 Letter Cohen argues that since the MPPDA and MPTOA have reached an impasse over the Uniform Contract, they should turn to repre...
129 1922-08-26 Letter The justification for the Film Boards of Trade (Film Clubs) by the man who claims to have originated them. Includes det...
3297 1922-09-01 Contract draft Draft of uniform contract by MPTOA, with contentious points underlined.
9 1922-09-05 Letter Proposal for Warner studio cooperation with the Public Relations Committee. Describes public relations progress of Commi...
3298 1922-09-28 Letter On arbitration clause.
12 1922-09-30 Letter Warner Bros.' guardedly negative reaction to Hays' proposals for the public relations Committee, contained in his letter...
13 1922-10-18 Letter Discussing the promotion of non-theatrical, pedagogic, and religious films as agents of "international amity," and as im...
15 1922-11-06 Bulletin/circular Purportedly verbatim comments from those who have previewed non-theatrical films, including 6 educational films from Fox...
16 1922-11-06 Bulletin/circular 'Excerpts from Typical Letters': public reaction in support of cleaning up the movies. Names and home towns of the auth...
3280 1922-11-20 Letter Letter of advice from the Arbitration Society of America, written at Hays request, on the wording of the arbitration cla...
19 1922-12-22 Telegram Hamner expresses his concern that Public Relations Committee was not consulted before Hays commented on Arbuckle case.
73 1922-12-22 Telegram Joy advises release of statement saying Arbuckle will not re-enter industry until the matter has been discussed with Com...
20 1922-12-23 Miscellaneous Summary of responses by committee members (including resignations) to Hays' report on Arbuckle case; miscellaneous perso...
21 1922-12-23 Telegram Hays explains his controversial statement on the Arbuckle case, which advocated Christian charity rather than outright c...
74 1922-12-23 Memo Public relations committee opinions on Arbuckle case - committee not consulted before Hays action to reinstate Arbuckle ...
75 1922-12-23 Resolution Committee on Public Relations advises Hays not to permit release of any Arbuckle picturesRESOLUTION on Arbuckle, circula...
76 1923-01-04 Record of meeting Hays retreats from his position on Arbuckle, suggesting he is merely removing himself as an obstacle to Arbuckle's worki...
77 1923-01-04 Record of meeting Arbuckle. Hays explanation of his position and intentions.
23 1923-01-31 Letter Hays attempts to put the Arbuckle case to rest with the Committee: notifies Hamner of Arbuckle's decision not to appear ...
79 1923-01-31 Letter Arbuckle: Zukor confirms to Joy that Famous Players-Lasky (FPL) will not release pictures - Arbuckle to direct.
25 1923-02-08 Record of meeting Putting the Arbuckle case to rest; promotion of the motion picture as an aid to school instruction; international cooper...
3306 1923-02-24 Letter complaint from a small Wisconsin exhibitor that the contract doesn't help him, since it does not require the distributor...
3305 1923-02-25 Letter complaint for a small Wisconsin exhibitor that the contract doesn't help him, since it does not require the distributor ...
37 1923-02-27 Letter Concern re proposed copyright legislation. Includes acknowledgements of earlier letters from Swarts in December 1922.
3310 1923-03-01 Correspondence Correspondence with exhibitors in March 1923
3308 1923-03-01 Correspondence Arranging meetings with exhibitors
26 1923-03-06 Letter The Committee of the National Education Association on Visual Education accepts the proposal of the Producers put forwar...
61 1923-03-17 Correspondence There is a body of correspondence concerning the appropriation of films for exhibition on shipping lines. This includes...
80 1923-03-20 Record of meeting Preview of The Covered Wagon. Hamner claims that The Covered Wagon is evidence of the good work of the Hays office. Joh...
81 1923-03-22 Report Committee has 78 members of 62 organisations with combined membership of 60 million. Executive Committee 29 members of 7...
28 1923-03-23 Letter Summary of the work of the Public Relations Committee since its inception: in a brief resume prepared by Joy, he claims ...
29 1923-03-27 Letter Response to Hamner letter of 03-23-1923. Hays appends a resolution taken by members of the MPPDA, a reaffirmation of no...
3311 1923-04-10 Letter on arbitration clause, recording the addition of four new by-laws (Articles 3 to 7) which were prepared with Kirchwey an...
3313 1923-04-22 Letter listing MPTOA objections and enclosing a report and resolution passed by the MPTOA convention in Chicago 22 May 1923, id...
3314 1923-06-20 Letter A proposed FBT for Texas following the arbitration by-laws will be in conformity with Texas law
86 1923-06-23 Report Preview of Main Street. Hays notes objections to THE PILGRIM and BELLA DONNA Report of June 19 meeting of the Committee:...
3316 1923-07-05 Letter As heretofore made plain, we are glad to discuss with you and those you represent any matter of interest to the industry...
59 1923-07-12 Letter Joy requests information about the supplying of films to "institutions," to pass on to the Public Relations Committee (C...
3318 1923-08-08 Letter expressing his reservations about an amendment to the arbitration clause proposed by Path for inclusion in their version...
3317 1923-08-08 Letter the printed form of the contract is consistent with the law.
3233 1923-08-15 Legal document/s Copy of a Notice of Lien, in respect of the case of Joseph C. Boss vs. Famous Players-Lasky.
107 1923-11-10 Record of meeting Famous Players-Lasky (FPL) announced complete shut down of their studio on October 26 with a view to eliminate waste and...
182 1924-01-09 Report/s Reports of Public Relations Committee meetings throughout 1924.
188 1924-02-01 Correspondence Ethel Dorrance Smith sold rights to her novel Damned to Universal when Hays was promising that "the prevalent kind of bo...
208 1924-02-21 Memo Platten reports on the use of motion pictures on trans-oceanic and coastal passenger steamers, quoting extensively from ...
219 1924-03-03 Letter Dr Millar is the General Secretary of the New York Federation of Churches. Like Mr Wells, he complains of the denigrati...
155 1924-03-17 Letter Beetson informs Hays that 'So far I have succeeded in keeping Mrs. Wright off any of the important committees of the Fed...
153 1924-04-23 Letter This is a synopsis of the trouble that the AMPP has been having with Mrs Wright and the Animal Defense League. It conta...
187 1924-05-12 Memo Smith and studio representatives discuss the stance they will adopt at a hearing of a Copyright Bill scheduled for 05-15...
191 1924-05-21 Memo An early demonstration of synchronous sound.Demonstration of the Phonofilm, in which synchronous music accompanies the ...
196 1924-05-22 Memo Metro Corporation have combined with Goldwyn Pictures Corporation, creating the Metro-Goldwyn Distributing Corporation.
139 1924-06-01 Correspondence Michael and Ben Fitzer, of the Rivoli Theatre, Syracuse, N.Y., have come up with a system of using phonograph records to...
159 1924-06-01 Report Schedule of publicity to be given to the motion picture industry's achievements in the field of arbitration. Various in...
199 1924-06-16 Memo Summary of business discussed at MPPDA Members' Meeting of 06-16-1924 for use at the Directors Meeting of 06-19-1924. B...
136 1924-06-24 Letter 'I am enclosing herewith copies of "Manhandled" advertisements with changes suggested by you in every instance." The ad...
218 1924-07-01 Letter Hertz mildly protests about the use of Yellow Cabs by movie criminals. Hays requests Albert Warner and the AMPP to avoi...
152 1924-07-03 Letter Beetson suggests mounting an attack on the business practices of the Animal Defense League in response to attacks by the...
161 1924-07-26 Letter Concerns Californian visit by Hays. Beetson is enthusiastic about the effect of Hays' speech before the Wampas Club. (...
151 1924-08-04 Letter The Christian Science Monitor (06-12-1924) contained a version of Beetsons report exonerating the motion picture industr...
222 1924-08-11 Letter Crandall complains of the practice of releasing big-budget features in legitimate theatres rather than cinemas, and char...
224 1924-08-13 Telegram The Wampas Club endorses the resolutions of the MPPDA and the AMPP relative to salacious material. The resolutions in f...
3208 1924-08-13 Telegram Wampas have passed resolution endorsing MPPDA Resolution on the Formula.
146 1924-08-19 Memo Smith suggests using the influence of the Presbyterian Church to publicize a favourable editorial in the Los Angeles Tim...
217 1924-08-23 Letter Wells complains that Protestant ministers are frequently held up to ridicule in the movies, whereas Catholics and Jews a...
170 1924-09-01 Memos Herron, Hess and Smith spent an objectionable night at the movies with Father Kelly and friend, watching Between Friends...
207 1924-09-26 Report Detailed report describing the activities of the U.S. Navy Motion Picture Exchange, including its method of circulating ...
156 1924-10-01 Press clipping/s Articles concerning the example shown by Hays' initiatives in the motion picture industry, in demonstrating the advantag...
157 1924-10-03 Memo Reports the establishment of a Joint Arbitration Board at a "neutral location" in New York City.
179 1924-10-09 Memo Outlines the necessity of providing special programmes for children, since it is unreasonable "to judge all motion pictu...
195 1924-11-06 Record of meeting Reports of Scenario Editors' Meetings, November-December 1924
216 1924-11-14 Memo Suggestions for specific cuts and alterations that Film Box Office (FBO) should make in Life's Greatest Game in order to...
142 1924-11-17 Letter This is a letter from the Cinematograph Exhibitors Association of Great Britain and Ireland, informing the the MPPDA of ...
210 1924-11-26 Correspondence Rev. Charles Scanlon is director of the Department of Moral Welfare, Board of Christian Education, Presbyterian Church. ...
212 1924-11-26 Memo Platten comes up with a strategy for dealing with Rev. Scanlon, involving his Dean Lathrop, the representative of all t...
189 1924-12-04 Letter Mr. Clark, a projectionist at Grenada Opera House, has invented a new improved Film Waxing Machine. (Hays expresses his...
173 1924-12-12 Letter Details of how the logistics and financial arrangements will operate when the children's matinee programmes are introduc...
180 1924-12-29 Letter Mrs Gibbs is Vice President of The Citizens League of Maryland for Better Motion Pictures. Her letter is explicitly ant...
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