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...
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