ID Date Type Description Summary
3001 1939-12-19 Letter Sending Breen correspondence (12-1928 to 12-1929) regarding travel films made about Washington -- a service has been don...
3003 1939-12-11 Letter Regarding travel films made about Washington -- a service has been done for the state, could this information be used as...
2977 1939-10-27 Memo The Pennsylvania State Censor Board has radically increased its approval seal fees.
1206 1939-10-25 Memo Several lawsuits testing the legality of PCA enforcement are pending. Hess wants to clarify the status of nudity in tra...
3041 1939-10-11 Letter Operation of American motion picture companies in the United Kingdom.
1220 1939-10-06 Memo "Re: Statement of Mr. Schenck at your Tuesday meeting," denigrating Herron's work, suggesting he deals with "clerks" in ...
3005 1939-09-23 Memo Sending Hays a copy of the resolution regarding nudity and the production code -- nudity of in the form of natives from ...
3014 1939-09-16 Letter Regarding Hays' recent letter on the importance of not allowing propaganda to be produced by the industry in relation to...
1202 1939-09-15 Letter With the onset of war in Europe, Hays reiterates his position that the motion pictures are primarily entertainment and t...
3015 1939-09-15 Open letter With the onset of war in Europe, Hays reiterates his position that the motion pictures are primarily entertainment and t...
3010 1939-09-06 Memo Fears concerning crime and horror films. Since explaining to the producers the seriousness of the situation of crime and...
3011 1939-08-07 Memo Current crop of productions classified as crime-horror films. In the first five days of August, eleven new crime film sc...
3012 1939-08-05 Memo The breakdown of the number of crime-horror films submitted to the PCA -- Warner Bros. has submitted fourteen during the...
3027 1939-07-11 Report McCormick of RKO and Gillham of Paramount were not impressed with staging a celebration of the motion pictures' Golden J...
2984 1939-06-30 Memo List of distributing companies and the numbers of private screenings each held.
3029 1939-06-29 Memo CBS and NBC are planning short wave broadcasts to Europe and South America. Considered to be an important asset to the m...
1205 1939-06-24 Letter Hoover asks whether he should participate in a series of filmed interviews planned by Eugene Lyons.
3031 1939-06-20 Memo Regarding meeting of the Advertising Advisory Committee -- for the purpose of discussing the upcoming short wave broadca...
3032 1939-06-20 Memo From W.T. Regards the upcoming short wave broadcasts -- industry excited about the publicity. NBC slightly more organiz...
3173 1939-06-02 Memo Asking for a further extension of MGM's agreement to the resolution of 3 July 1934 for the payment of a penalty for viol...
2997 1939-04-13 Letter Thanking Nizer for sending information regarding privacy rights.
3019 1939-04-12 Letter In regard to the resolution on PCA fees for reissues -- Hays feels the fee should be set at $25.00.
2998 1939-04-10 Letter Sending Hays pamphlet on privacy rights -- a new branch of law.
3039 1939-04-06 Memo Short wave broadcasts to Europe -- free time has been offered by NBC and CBS for a promotional show for the motion pictu...
3062 1939-03-22 Letter Twentieth Century-Fox is proposing to make a film about the life and work of Brigham Young -- the Church of Jesus Christ...
1215 1939-03-10 Letter Harmon first suggests to Hays the separation of the administrative and advisory functions of the PCA, in order to clarif...
2974 1939-03-01 Memo Reporting a radio broadcast discussion of censorship -- Harry Brandt denounced motion picture censorship as vicious and ...
2991 1939-02-28 Letter Sending information to the Board of Directors prior to meeting - motion pictures in education, program of the Advisory ...
1203 1939-02-03 Letter Includes 2 memoranda re the pedagogic enterprises directed by Mark A. May: the history and development of the project us...
2927 1938-12-20 Memo Financial position of PCA -- there is a deficit.
2311 1938-12-15 Letter The Institute of Human Relations, Yale University, and its work on the educational values of short films. It expects it...
2908 1938-12-15 Letter Arranging quarterly meeting of Board of Directors -- also wage and hour matter agreed upon (not specified).
2909 1938-12-15 Telegram Arranging quarterly meeting of Board of Directors -- also wage and hour matter agreed upon (not specified).
2910 1938-12-15 Telegram Wage and hours matter agreed upon -- no specific details given.
2928 1938-12-13 Memo Memo supporting the proposed resolution that the fee charged for submission and approval by the PCA will be the same for...
2958 1938-12-10 Correspondence Letters informing member companies of the cooperation between the industry and educators regarding the use of motion pic...
1181 1938-11-30 Memo Spyros Skouras has been complaining to Palfreyman about double-billing, which has escalated in some cases to 3 or 4 movi...
2933 1938-11-23 Memo Almost all the studios now have a boys gang series -- this trend is worrying as they do not adhere to the general princi...
2922 1938-11-22 Memo Reliance Pictures is finishing up but Reliance vice-president Ed Small is forming Ed Small Productions -- can MPPDA memb...
1201 1938-11-10 Memo Re Motion Picture's Greatest Year Advertising campaign. While direct box-office results are hard to prove, this was eff...
2937 1938-10-20 Letter The PCA charges will be waived for the MGM two reel short The World Is Ours -- the film was made as part of the industry...
2938 1938-10-18 Letter Breen is suggesting that PCA charges should be waived for the MGM two reel short The World Is Ours -- the film was made ...
2901 1938-10-14 Report Another copy of the 1937 report of the Advisory Committee on Education in Motion Pictures.
2924 1938-09-27 Memo Hays has spoken with James Stahlman (publisher of the Nashville Banner) about the United Press service situation.
2925 1938-09-26 Memo Informing Hays of updates in the James Stahlman situation -- includes the MPPDA file on Stahlman.
2940 1938-09-16 Memo Regarding fees for PCA services -- should the fees for cheaply produced features be higher than they are and should ther...
1188 1938-09-01 Letter An official sponsorship deal, involving the financing of an entertainment film by Lucky Strike cigarettes, is proposed b...
1189 1938-07-28 Miscellaneous Concern about Selznick's plan to make a movie of the Titanic disaster (directed by Hitchcock) because of the probable Br...
2912 1938-07-19 Memo Deciding on the Grand National picture -- does Hays want Herron to be there?
1216 1938-07-11 Various The question has arisen as to how to deal with war-related films with ideological import. The question of PCA jurisdict...
2918 1938-07-01 Leaflet "Film Industry Ever Seeking Improvement" by Will Hays -- there is no date or source but an obvious publicity push in wha...
2913 1938-06-16 Letter Arranging the continuation of a meeting of the Board of Directors.
1208 1938-06-15 Miscellaneous General alarm about the increasing number of movies featuring crime, horror, and violence generally. Analysis of this t...
2899 1938-06-14 Correspondence Small file on the discussions between the Advisory Committee on Education in Motion Pictures and the studios regarding t...
3057 1938-04-28 Letter Asking for the use of Paramount films by the Teaching Film Custodians, Inc. It seems the licensing agreement is not as e...
2945 1938-04-06 Letter The issue of PCA approved and non-PCA approved films appearing together in the one program.
1196 1938-03-16 Correspondence Hays asks Breen to separate the procedure of governing Code enforcement, which is enforceable, and advice on industry po...
3191 1938-03-16 Correspondence Hays asks Breen to separate the procedure of governing Code enforcement, which is enforceable, and advice on industry po...
2897 1938-01-26 Memo Relating to the Advertising Code Resolution (12 January 1938) -- Hess is reworking it. Included here is another copy of ...
2951 1938-01-20 Memo Regarding the proposed resolution ensuring PCA approved and non approved films are not exhibited or advertised together.
2903 1938-01-18 Letter Giving permission for the Educational Films pictures that have been approved by the Advisory Committee on Education in M...
2906 1938-01-12 Memo Fox are concerned over the production of "Goofytone News" by Columbia as it bears too great a resemblance to "Fox Moviet...
2904 1938-01-10 Letter Advising companies about the work of the Advisory Committee on Education in Motion Pictures and the desire to establish ...
2844 1938-01-05 Letter Asking for any further advice regarding the situation with Charlie Chaplin and Fred Futter -- Futter intends to place Ch...
2846 1937-12-31 Letter Sending Hays the information regarding the situation with Charlie Chaplin and Fred Futter -- Futter intends to place Cha...
1180 1937-12-31 Letter Hays asks for assistance in his efforts to have the level of customs duties in Argentina reduced. There is an enormous ...
2895 1937-12-23 Letter Outlining the meeting of the Will Rogers Memorial Commission and the work undertaken by the Commission. Includes a file ...
2851 1937-11-19 Letter, article Sending Hays an article calling for an end to double feature screenings that will be published in an upcoming edition of...
3140 1937-11-15 Memos Arising from a plan of Walter Lantz Productions (the company making Universal cartoons) to produce a one-reel picture fo...
2882 1937-10-21 Letter Sending Breen yet another copy of the Resolution of Uniform Interpretation, Resolution regarding the submission of scrip...
2866 1937-10-15 Letter Asking members to familiarize themselves with the enclosed information suggesting a similar Act to the Guffey Act for th...
2860 1937-10-14 Letter Presenting the report of the Advisory Committee on Motion Pictures in Education - all very positive.
2834 1937-10-13 Correspondence Twentieth Century-Fox is distributing the Principal Pictures' film Tarzan's Revenge and wants the company to ensure the ...
1163 1937-10-13 Memo Revised procedure for handling appeals from decisions of PCA.
1164 1937-10-13 Memo Rejection of the WB short "Clean Pastures" as a travesty of religion and the "deepest religious emotions in the hearts o...
2859 1937-10-12 Letter Sending the report of the Advisory Committee on Motion Pictures in Education to members.
2862 1937-10-05 Memo Outlines the situation of all member companies in relation to the motion pictures in education short subject programs - ...
2863 1937-09-29 Letter Asking for attendance at a meeting with the Advisory Committee on Motion Pictures in Education - there are a couple of r...
2839 1937-09-07 Letter Relating to the issue of advertising and stars who are loaned out to other studios. These stars can not be advertised as...
2852 1937-07-07 Memo Reporting a Phoenix theatre owner who does not show double features -- his shows consist of a feature, newsreel and shor...
2837 1937-06-30 Memo Relating to photographs of Joan Blondell taken by a 'candid cameraman' and printed in Modern Screen magazine. This break...
2876 1937-05-11 Memo Harry Brandt wants to bring back the arbitration boards -- Hays says that the MPPDA is unable to involve itself in the m...
2877 1937-05-06 Letter and enclosure/s Brandt wants to bring back the arbitration boards -- he has written an enclosed article on the subject.
2881 1937-04-07 Memo The Production Code should not be used to further the circulation of films made for advertising purposes.
2893 1937-03-18 Memo With the merging of subsidiaries and RKO, Hays wants to arrange for Leo Spitz to represent the company as member and dir...
2948 1937-03-16 Letter Congratulatory letter to Warner Bros. for having very few references to liquor or drinking in their recent films.
2856 1937-02-24 Letter Double feature screening of The Stowaway (with Shirley Temple) and At The Opera (Charlie Chan film) -- young boy was fri...
2842 1937-01-26 Memo Calling for an informal inquiry into members of Allied States obtaining liability insurance from foreign companies -- in...
2870 1937-01-01 Letter Regarding the title "Court House Square" -- MGM was in negotiations to buy the book of that name then bought a book with...
1168 1936-12-23 Memo Summary of the development of the Production Code prior to the Trade Practice Conference of 1927.
3185 1936-12-23 Memo Summary of significant modifications of the Production Code between 1930 and 1934.
2799 1936-12-18 Letter Hays is concerned there may be a development of jokes concerning the abdication of King Edward VIII -- Breen assures him...
1145 1936-12-14 Letter Hays is concerned there may be a development of jokes concerning the abdication of King Edward VIII. The importance of a...
2800 1936-12-14 Letter Hays is concerned there may be a development of jokes concerning the abdication of King Edward VIII. The fear is offensi...
2790 1936-11-05 Correspondence Regarding a theatre in Indianapolis connected to a circuit for Paramount-Fox pictures.
2770 1936-11-04 Memo Independent exhibitors in Iowa are beginning to work together and lobby for reforms to exhibition contracts and tax laws...
2826 1936-11-02 Memo, press summary Don Craig has written an article for the Washington DC News that criticizes the work of the PCA on the grounds that it w...
2725 1936-10-30 Resolution Resolution on double features in Maryland -- no longer obligated to exhibited low grade films designed solely to be seco...
2771 1936-10-22 Memo Exhibitors in Philadelphia have voiced an internal interest in working out local conciliation within their organisation ...
2802 1936-10-21 Letter Sending out a copy of the Production Code, resolution for uniform interpretation, the memo on crime pictures and the res...
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