ID Date Type Description Summary
671 1930-02-10 Record of meeting Discussion of Production Code in its draft form. Stenographic transcript of a meeting between producers, Lord, Quigley,...
680 1930-02-12 Letter "We [he and Lord?] have spent the day putting into final form the conclusions of the sub-committee reached on yesterday"...
1562 1930-02-15 Memo In Chicago, advertisements for The Grand Parade are set out in such a way as to imply that it is actually an advertiseme...
2194 1930-02-17 Journal/magazine editorials Editorials from The Churchman from June to August 1929
1236 1930-02-18 Memo Interviews with prominent churchmen concerning the probable church reaction in the event of a successful prosecution of ...
681 1930-02-20 Letter Hays writes from Hollywood, saying there should be no publicity about Code until it is adopted by MPPDA. "It is no doubt...
682 1930-02-21 Letter Writing en route to New York, Hays discusses the method of financing the immediate implementation of the Production Code...
1259 1930-02-24 Memo Joy seeks and receives clarification about several Code matters, especially guidelines that apply to material that has a...
684 1930-02-24 Memo Questions on Code operation in relation to Formula; wants more information on foreign censorship; suggests withdrawing f...
683 1930-02-26 Telegram Hays understands Quigley "very much hurt" over Variety publication of Code, and asks Lord to mollify him.
1258 1930-03-01 Memo Joy wants to stop giving financial support to the National Board of Review (NBR), but Hays reacts cautiously despite the...
1264 1930-03-01 Correspondence Hays seeks the opinions of member companies as to whether to adopt Joy's suggestion to sever links with the National Boa...
1257 1930-03-04 Memo Joy wants more foreign censorship information which has not been forthcoming to date. Hays urges Herron to get on with ...
702 1930-03-08 Memo New York eliminations on Party Girl
1597 1930-03-11 Memo DeBra informing Hays of various proposals for the preservation of films of historical value. Included with this memo is ...
685 1930-03-18 Letter Letter on Production Code and AMPP: "the earnest purpose of the producers is obvious and the method of enforcement shoul...
1654 1930-03-18 Letter Re profanity in motion pictures. Jack Warner replying to pleas from MPPDA to tone down profanity. Questions individual's...
686 1930-03-26 Letter letters with press release sent to 1900 daily newspapers in US -- more detailed letter sent to 677 editorial writers o...
1252 1930-03-28 Letter Re the misrepresentation of South America in US movies, and the use of South Americans as villains. Will the new Code m...
2200 1930-04-04 Letter History of exhibitors' organizations since 1917 - MPEAA, MPTOA, Allied States.
1250 1930-04-07 Letter Contrary to the public's impression, many movies have yet to be released that were made before the implementation of the...
1272 1930-04-11 Letter and reply Complaint that reference to an "electric ice-box" is pro-Frigidaire propaganda
1280 1930-04-16 Letter, memo The difficulty of getting censorship repealed in Chicago in the face of bad and salacious advertising
1249 1930-04-16 Letter Evidence of early studio cooperation with the Code; description of distribution and functions of personnel in early Code...
1227 1930-04-17 Letter, memo The difficulty of getting censorship repealed in Chicago in the face of bad and salacious advertising
1571 1930-04-19 Letter Regarding The Little Accident and Strictly Dishonorable and the Formula. Joy inquiries as to whether either have gone th...
690 1930-05-05 Letter As yet Hughes had not signed the Production Code for Caddo, nor Christie for Christies Film Co, DeMille, Griffith, Roach...
1646 1930-05-06 Letter Inquiring about the laws preventing the exhibition or importation of fight films. Hess replies.
1627 1930-05-14 Letters Responding to a criticism of Her Unborn Child and Montana Moon.
1557 1930-05-23 Letter Regarding the advertising for the film Ladies of Leisure (although Markham refers to it as "Women of Leisure"). The repl...
1243 1930-06-05 Letter and reply Progress of the Code -- inevitability that material made before the implementation of the Code will slip through for t...
692 1930-06-05 Letter Lord had missed Hays in New York -- has written to Father O'Donnell of Notre Dame a brief account of Mundelein connect...
3336 1930-06-06 Letter Promoting the use of screen advertising, and suggesting that the industry cooperate with advertising experts Lennen and ...
2226 1930-06-07 Memo "Dangerous Business" retitled as "Play Girl"
693 1930-06-10 Letter They have been having a meeting on Advertising Code which will be ratified this afternoon by Board ... "I wish that you ...
1626 1930-06-19 Letter Lilyan Tashman was quoted in an article in the San Francisco Examiner as saying that women who buy their own jewels are ...
1231 1930-07-01 Newspaper article Clipping -- "Sex movies give us Black eye Abroad." Hays memo following up, seeking to identify pictures referred to.
714 1930-07-01 Telegram 'Sam Morris Warners rules unnecessary for us to see short subjects or scripts that they have situation in hand and Code ...
2191 1930-07-08 Memo Passing on favourable report on the movies' lack of influence on criminal behaviour from Edward J. Goff, candidate for C...
2190 1930-07-09 Memos Several memos contain comments on the influence of the screen -- both positive and negative -- by a variety of people, i...
2217 1930-07-10 Letters Complaint from two newspapermen -- one in an editorial -- on the representation of newspapermen in pictures. Wilstach re...
712 1930-07-31 Memo WB non-compliance with Production Code in East
711 1930-08-01 Memo Production Code violations by WB film Golden Dawn -- which had been passed without eliminations by New York and Virgin...
1261 1930-08-05 Letter and enclosure/s Encloses letter from Archbishop Hayes to Wilfrid Parsons, 07-25-1930, in support of the idea of the Code. Quigley sent ...
1563 1930-08-06 Memo Concerning the use of stars in Old Gold cigarette advertising, considered to be an issue to due the recent scandal over ...
1276 1930-08-08 Miscellaneous in Houston Chronicle editorial, "What's Wrong with the Movies?" and advertisements. Warner Bros. have been refusing to ...
709 1930-08-08 Letter and enclosure/s WB non-observance of Production Code and Advertising Code particularly over the Sex Appeal Sextette includes copy of adv...
1270 1930-08-26 Letter The Director of Prohibition urges Hays to enforce the section of the Code on drinking
708 1930-09-09 Memo WB non-compliance with Production Code
2197 1930-09-19 Memo Report, covering the West Coast theatres case settlement by consent decree; the Thacher decision; other legal cases.
2208 1930-09-19 Letters expressing support for the new Code, and reply
2196 1930-09-22 Memo Agreement that there would be no change to the Formula, and an improved operation.
694 1930-09-25 Letter Hughes had still not signed Production Code
695 1930-09-30 Letter Columbia and Sono-Art had not yet signed Code
1552 1930-10-15 Letter Another report of bad motion picture advertising, this time from Kentucky. Johnson provides specific examples from five ...
707 1930-10-24 Letter WB non-compliance with Production Code
1548 1930-10-25 Letter Hays congratulating Edison on his decision to accept the invitation to be AMPAS first honorary member. Included here is ...
1242 1930-10-27 Memo Concerns the activity of the Production Code machinery in the East, especially contact with the NY Censor Board.Only Ani...
706 1930-10-29 Letter Production Code: "I assure you had I known we were to present pictures, this would have been done, but it was in my "bon...
3339 1930-10-30 Correspondence Hays seems to have missed a meeting with the American College of Surgeons to promote surgical films, and Martin is conce...
704 1930-10-30 Letter WB advertising of Kismet: "It is evident from both lobby display and printed blurbs that there are still some ex-burlesq...
705 1930-10-30 Letter Warner Bros. Advertising -- part of a long correspondence with various Warners over the Sex Appeal Sextette from 8 Aug...
1224 1930-10-31 Memo Classification of various properties under the Authors' League agreement
1547 1930-11-05 Speech/address Hays' address from the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Dinner at AMPAS (academy awards). Included is a press release ...
1606 1930-11-15 Report A report by the American College of Surgeons on the cooperative work done with Eastman Teaching Films on the production ...
1605 1930-11-18 Memo As requested by Hays, this is a synopsis of Eastman's surgical film activities as shown by their files. Complete list da...
1222 1930-12-03 Memos Problems with suggestive advertising; examples of bad advertising; Advertising Code; reaction of churches abandoned titl...
723 1930-12-06 Memo Bad advertising of Scarlet Pages -- believes Harry Warner "has approved and prompted this species of advertising" -- ...
715 1930-12-09 Memo "Confidential Memorandum re Motion Picture Advertising" - probably by Wilstach, and circulated by Hays to the Board. Adv...
2195 1930-12-10 Letter Unsigned letter from a member of the board complaining about another company producing a picture of dubious character. ...
1610 1930-12-10 Memo A memo to Hays regarding the situation with the Film Boards of Trade. This memo was circulated to those who attended the...
1609 1930-12-11 Memo Re: meeting of board of directors on 10 December 1930. It was decided at the meeting that when a title is sent to the as...
2238 1930-12-12 Letter Sending Hays a copy of Twombly's pamphlet "And Still It Grows," asking for comment. Hays replies, Couzens responds, 19 J...
2219 1930-12-18 Memos MacFaddens complaint about Morocco includes an editorial he wrote but did not publish on the subject, and Hays' reply. ...
1619 1930-12-20 Memo Regarding a proposed plan by the Executive Theatre Committee for affiliated theatre circuits to pay membership fees to l...
744 1931-01-12 Memo Copy of Memorandum Addressed to the Hon. James Couzens, Committee on Interstate Commerce, US Senate: 'Progress Made in R...
832 1931-01-16 Memo Profanity clause of Production Code had been long discussed when Code was written and producers had left it as firm as 1...
1676 1931-02-27 Letter Letter to Hays from various executives of motion picture circuits, reporting resolutions to ensure short subjects comply...
1661 1931-03-03 Resolution/s Informing Hays of the resolution passed by Allied States at their recent convention in Chicago on zoning and protection....
1874 1931-03-03 Memo Regarding the newly-formed Monogram Pictures. An offshoot of Ray-Art Company, now defunct. Ray Johnston is the President...
1663 1931-03-11 Letter and enclosure/s re news reel censorship. Included editorial clipping from the Ohio State Journal (20 February 1931) discusses the comple...
2244 1931-03-27 Memo Titles rejected since 10 December 1930; Chicago Film Board operations; pictures that have caused trouble listed -- inclu...
757 1931-03-30 Memo The ten pictures which Milliken says have caused the most trouble since the Code became operative, and why -- prepared...
766 1931-04-23 Report 'The Code, One Year Later" - assessment of Production Code operation - impressed, but points out that where in 1930 they...
3347 1931-04-23 Report 'The Code, One Year Later" - assessment of Production Code operation - impressed, but points out that where in 1930 they...
737 1931-04-29 Letter Writing from Quigley office in Chicago. Breen sends list of pictures banned by Chicago censor board -- indicates disp...
773 1931-04-29 Letter, telegram Reply to inquiry from Hays, re films banned by Chicago Censor Board. Some were resubmitted after reconstruction. The C...
767 1931-04-29 Letter Summary of West Coast meetings in April. Includes discussion of extent to which foreign versions should conform to the C...
778 1931-04-29 Memo Explanation of the operation of the Production Code machinery during its first year. Includes synopsis of action and ne...
1675 1931-04-29 Letter Summary of West Coast meeting held in April. Also a meeting discussing gangster films.
2252 1931-05-01 Correspondence routine letters about missing Board meetings
2259 1931-05-01 Correspondence The joining of Tiffany, Educational and World Wide has been completed and all is seemingly going smoothly. Letters of pl...
747 1931-06-04 Letter Critical response to the FCCCA report on the motion picture industry, pointing out inconsistencies between evidence and ...
756 1931-06-08 Memo Memo for Board of Directors meeting. "Explain to Board members, especially Mr. Cochrane, that the committee who votes o...
1282 1931-06-26 Letter Hays' reply, in an open letter to Bishop McConnell, 26 June 1931:"... What is to be said about those who betray their re...
815 1931-07-23 Letter He is working closely with Hawks and Derr on Scarface.
1662 1931-08-12 Memo Re Declaration of Clarification (31 October 1930). Often referred to as the Resolution of 31 October 1930 yet no resolut...
1876 1931-09-15 Memo A very early memo regarding Monogram's plans to join the MPPDA. The problem appears to be the size of the membership due...
814 1931-09-30 Letter Scarface now has strong anti-gun theme.
759 1931-10-02 Memo suggests Board of Directors repeat and concur with AMPP resolution changing Production Code by making script submission ...
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