ID Date Type Description Summary
751 1931-10-08 Report Payne Fund Studies -- MPPDA has known of them and been fighting them for three years. -- may need to launch its own p...
752 1931-10-08 Report Payne Fund Studies -- MPPDA has known of them and been fighting them for three years. cont. -- admissions that some c...
809 1931-10-29 Memo Discussion with Police Commissioner Mulrooney about prologue appearance in Scarface and film in general.
807 1931-11-03 Memo Possible eliminations from Scarface and text of suggested prologue.
808 1931-11-03 Memo Summary of negotiations with Hughes over Scarface.
806 1931-11-04 Memo Discussion of Scarface with Nick Schenck; Hiram Brown; Cochrane.
1710 1931-11-06 Memo Derr looking for assurance that if Caddo makes the changes suggested for Scarface the film will be approved. Hays refuse...
805 1931-11-07 Telegram Suggesting sentence in prologue for Scarface: "take away the gangster's gun and there's nothing left but a human rat!".
804 1931-11-16 Memo Before Scarface is acceptable, title must be changed, all sympathy for the heavy must be eliminated, and "a very much st...
1765 1931-12-15 Letter Feist relating MGM's part in the Colorado exhibitors situation.
858 1932-01-18 Letter The problem of controlling profanity under the Code, especially when occasional exceptions seem justified. The debate o...
833 1932-01-23 Letter He must tell his Eastern studio to submit scripts of shorts to McKenzie to check conformity with Production Code.
1775 1932-02-18 Letter and reply Inquiring about membership to the MPPDA. Milliken responds on Hays behalf.
801 1932-02-26 Letter Scarface " I don't think it will ever get by the board of censors wherever there is censorship and Hughes should be perm...
800 1932-03-01 Letter Title Scarface should not be used: "at the conference in Mr Hughes office" with Col Joy, Pettijohn and Breen, "it was th...
1790 1932-03-01 Report "Visual Instruction, Its Value and Its Needs". McClusky is president of the National Academy of Visual Instruction. Larg...
2008 1932-03-01 Report "Visual Instruction, Its Value and Its Needs". McClusky is president of the National Academy of Visual Instruction. Larg...
1764 1932-03-04 Memo Outlining the Colorado/ MGM Distributing situation.
1699 1932-03-05 Letter Thanking Schenck for his promised compliance with the Production Code, particularly in relation to Scarface. Hays is eag...
802 1932-03-05 Memo Current status of Scarface situation. Includes plot synopsis.
1754 1932-03-05 Letter and reply Relating to the merger of RKO production and distribution companies and the necessary changes to RKO representation with...
1683 1932-03-09 Letter Letter to Hays from the author of the play "The Inside Story", notifying him that all of the rights of the play are his ...
797 1932-03-10 Memo Reporting telephone conversation with Hughes on Scarface - complaining it has been held up 8 months "I gave up Queer Peo...
2268 1932-03-11 Letter Change in RKO representative on AMPP following Mr. Schnitzer's resignation.
796 1932-03-21 Memo Milestone telephoned to say he was working on censorship editing of Scarface - no record to be kept of this so it wouldn...
1751 1932-03-22 Memo Current list of the five Class A members and the thirteen Class B members. Due to the changes at RKO there are vacancies...
1698 1932-03-23 Correspondence Questioning an included report claiming the film will be released under the title Scarface.
794 1932-03-26 Memo Scarface rejected by New York & Massachusetts censor board; passed by Virginia.
1750 1932-03-28 Memo Advice on the formal process for resignations of members. Brought about by the changes at RKO and RKO Path. Includes tem...
1696 1932-04-09 Newspaper article In a Bell Syndicate article, Sherwood speaks out against the severe censoring of Scarface: "If stories of violence in th...
1783 1932-04-19 Letter An argument against the claim that distributors have been blocking a standard license agreement. Related letters from Li...
1691 1932-04-20 Letter and reply Registering the protests of Italian Americans concerning the depiction of Italians in gangster films, particularly Scarf...
1739 1932-04-25 Memo Suggesting a reconsideration of centralized film distribution. Asking Milliken to go through the existing files on the t...
1736 1932-05-05 Memo Outlines various recent proposals for a consolidated distribution agency for advertising accessories. Advertising materi...
790 1932-05-12 Telegram Would MPPDA not put out any publicity on Scarface that might contradict Caddo publicity about whether New York version w...
1680 1932-05-27 Letter and reply Vincent wants MPPDA to look into upcoming RKO film "The Secret Alter" as he represents the author of the book and RKO, h...
1733 1932-06-02 Memo List of those present at the meeting of General Sales Managers held 2 June 1932. Aside from company representatives, Hes...
1734 1932-06-02 Memo An outline of the previous proposals for a consolidated distribution operation.
1741 1932-06-08 Memo A circular promoting the idea "Double your Attendance with a Double Feature" is being sent to exhibitors, sponsored by t...
1732 1932-06-10 Memo Consolidated Film Distribution. Early report from Palfreyman indicating his belief that the General Sales Managers would...
789 1932-06-13 Letter Italian protests about Scarface - general statement about crime - Scarface the last gangster movie to be released - Hugh...
1731 1932-06-20 Correspondence General information regarding the Committee on Distribution Economics and their upcoming meeting. Includes other brief c...
1730 1932-06-24 Memo Committee on Distribution Economics. The Sales Managers are against the idea and the recommendation is that no reorganiz...
1729 1932-06-28 Letter and reply Depinet's report on the thoughts of the Sales Managers on the Committee on Distribution Economics in relation to a centr...
784 1932-06-30 Letter Complaint over moral standards in advertising - industry losing self-respect and public support to a dangerous extent -...
786 1932-07-08 Speech/address Serious crisis in moral standards in advertising necessitates reinforcement of Advertising Code because of wave of criti...
850 1932-07-09 Letter, memo Hays writes from Hollywood about problems over advertising and AMPP resolution to enforce Advertising code. The problems...
779 1932-07-11 Letter Responding to Hays 9 July 1932 letter, Advertising code has not been enforced.
783 1932-07-15 Letter WB intends to cooperate with Advertising code but its enforcement machinery should not be given national publicity.
782 1932-07-16 Letter Breen to be chairman of AMPP advertising Code Committee as a representative of MPPDA and AMPP
1782 1932-07-21 Memo First meeting of the Executive Committee of the MPTOA. Includes the resolution to demand the adoption of the 5-5-5 stand...
1781 1932-07-23 Memo Meetings on 5-5-5 contract. Allied declaring that only legal action will prompt the producers into action. Palfreyman fe...
1759 1932-07-25 Memo Outlining the situation with RKO's board of directors representative (Class B membership) in the wake of the production ...
835 1932-07-29 Letter Eliminations suggested by Joy to Age of Consent have not been made -- do they want it to go to a jury?
1686 1932-07-30 Correspondence Protesting Scarface. Demanding all Italian names be removed from the picture. Hays replies (4 August 1932), defending th...
857 1932-08-01 Correspondence Joy has found several properties -- from scenarios to finished films -- to be inadmissible under the Code. Hays sen...
834 1932-08-01 Letter They are making suggested alterations in Age of Consent. "I appreciate your position in this matter ... I want our compa...
829 1932-08-03 Memo MPTOA Allied States plans to attack affialiated theatre circuits -- demanding use of standard contract.
841 1932-08-17 Letter Production Code problems with script of Nora which violates spirit and letter of Code "... it is impossible for me to ov...
839 1932-08-17 Letter Production Code on script of Tinfoil -- danger "... of the tendency as well as the worry presented by this particular ...
836 1932-08-17 Letter Will he accept Joy suggestions for changes in Son of Russia or should it go to a jury?
828 1932-08-18 Memo Detailed account of current state of inter-industry relations between distributors and exhibitors - fuller version of 1...
842 1932-08-18 Letter sending copies of 17 August 1932 and 15 August 1932 correspondence "that you may be advised of the effort being made her...
845 1932-08-20 Letter enclosing copy of 20 August 1932 report [10-0044 -- D32-04] to Joy etc. "This is of paramount importance and I will appr...
844 1932-08-20 Memo Hays report on examining reasons for violations of Production Code - mistakes must be eliminated - public not interested...
856 1932-08-22 Letter and reply Kent, replying to Hays letter of 17 August 1932 and recent Production Code correspondence: "there is a great feeling in...
847 1932-08-23 Letter 20 August 1932 report : "I want you to know that as always, I an very happy to give you whatever support I may have in c...
2009 1932-08-23 Letter returning 20 August 1932 report [10-0044 -- D32-04] as required: "I am in full accord with this."
846 1932-08-23 Letter Returning 20 August 1932 report [10-0044] as required "until the Industry and its leaders ... undertake with you the con...
2010 1932-08-23 Letter returning 20 August 1932 report [10-0044 -- D32-04] as required:"I am in full sympathy with the subject matter of your m...
849 1932-08-29 Letter Reply to 20 August 1932 Hays report [10-0044] on Production Code: The Code is unenforceable, and although it has done s...
825 1932-09-27 Memo There has been a marked increase in litigation especially over protection -- independent exhibitors are in a mood of r...
1770 1932-09-29 Letter Mayer suggesting a larger number be able to sit on the Executive Committee of AMPP to reduce the "ill-feeling" among tho...
848 1932-09-29 Letter They should read the September 1932 report in the office before Board of Directors meeting: "Attached is a memorandum p...
1769 1932-10-05 Memo In relation to Mayer's suggested changes to the Executive Committee of AMPP, Hess outlining the current arrangement. The...
823 1932-10-13 Memo MPTOA-Allied States meeting proposed federal legislation more drastic than Brookhart bill. Memo - probably from Hess or ...
1711 1932-10-30 Letter Inviting Schenck to sit on a committee to view print of Scarface (see 09-2120 to 09-2122 for other invitations).
1768 1932-11-11 Letter Hays agreeing with Mayer's suggestions relative to changing the By-Laws to allow a larger number on the Executive Commit...
1707 1932-11-24 Memo Plea not to demand a change in title for Scarface. Schenck has already discussed this issue with Hays evidently.
1727 1932-12-06 Letter Leishman is sending his proposed plan for a physical distribution merger to Hays.
1788 1932-12-09 Letter Mae West's stage plays were banned in Philadelphia due to their content. A theatre owner in Philadelphia questions Param...
1706 1932-12-10 Telegram Hughes is considering several new titles for Scarface. Offering them to Al Lichtman for approval. They include: "The Sha...
1726 1932-12-12 Memo A study of the current plan for a physical distribution pool. Primarily outlining potential obstacles. Same old problem ...
1722 1932-12-19 Memo Physical Distribution merger. The confidential plan has been leaked to the press, through Universal.
1684 1932-12-23 Letter Scarface has been banned in Trinidad. So too has The Front Page.
1819 1933-01-09 Memo Idea of eliminating travelling sales representatives in selected areas.
1952 1933-02-06 Letter Forwarding Beck's memo dated 6 February 1933 (10-0961) -- Universal should settle as the information disclosed in durin...
1953 1933-02-06 Telegram Universal must settle the Bryson lawsuit -- potentially very damaging to the industry and a mountain of publicity it do ...
1950 1933-02-08 Letter and reply Regarding the Bryson/Universal lawsuit: Bryson claiming unfair dismissal. The case is receiving a large amount of public...
1951 1933-02-08 Letter Regarding Bryson lawsuit ... "it would be a compromise with plain crookedness to settle it".
907 1933-02-23 Letter Company presidents should write to their production heads that the Production Code situation is critical, as Hays says i...
1862 1933-02-24 Memo Reporting that John Allicoate (Editor, Film Daily) has written a particularly supportive editorial of Hays (and his offi...
1884 1933-03-01 Correspondence Various correspondence regarding the producer-distributor clause -- responding to Hays' letter dated 4 March 1933.Hays w...
876 1933-03-03 Letter RKO have tried to poach services of a production unit formed by Educational called KBS -- breaking agreement among MPPD...
879 1933-03-04 Policy document, MPPDA Clause recommended for inclusion in contracts with independent producers that the producer agree to abide by the Formula...
881 1933-03-04 Letter "... It would be well if all distributors provided in their distribution contracts that each producing unit affirmativel...
1844 1933-03-06 Memo DeMille on Board of Directors yet is not a member of the association. Arrange to keep him in some other capacity or have...
880 1933-03-06 Letter It has been suggested by several of our company members that there should be inserted in the contracts made by distribut...
1886 1933-03-06 Letter "It is very desirable to get a clause to this effect in all contracts made with all producing units".
2320 1933-03-06 Letter Copy of the suggested clause draft. Asking for thoughts and suggestions. Stresses importance of such a clause.
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