ID Date Type Description Summary
2672 1935-02-22 Letter MGM has not replied to Hays' letter concerning the elimination from further distribution of films considered inappropria...
2673 1935-02-22 Telegram RKO's Finishing School should be withdrawn immediately and not re-released.
2674 1935-02-22 Telegram RKO's Finishing School was inadvertently left off the list of films currently in circulation that are no longer acceptab...
2675 1935-02-22 Letter RKO's Finishing School should be withdrawn immediately and not re-released. The film was originally left off the list of...
2664 1935-02-23 Letter The development of a new classification system for films currently in circulation that don't carry the PCA seal of appro...
2662 1935-02-25 Warner Bros. promises to withdraw the films it has in circulation that have been deemed inappropriate under the Producti...
2663 1935-02-25 Letter Breen wants no film to be reissued without PCA approval. Films currently in circulation without PCA approval will now ne...
2661 1935-02-26 Letter Acknowledging assurances from Warner Bros. that they will withdraw their films currently in circulation that have been d...
3108 1935-02-27 Memo Routine correspondence.
2587 1935-02-28 Correspondence Asking Beetson to show his report (worked on with Harry Cohn) on ways to reduce the film needed for the display of the P...
2660 1935-02-28 Memo Lists the films currently in circulation (released before 15 July 1934) and the class they fall under. Three classes -- ...
2494 1935-03-01 Correspondence Small file relating to the amendment to the Kansas Censorship Law. While films must be approved by the board prior to ex...
2513 1935-03-01 Court ruling Opinion of final hearing in Perklman vs. Majors. Plaintiffs claiming that exhibition contract clause prohibiting double ...
2543 1935-03-01 Correspondence Small file relating to First Division becoming a member of the MPPDA.
2586 1935-03-01 Letter Acknowledging the receipt of Sheehan and Cohn's report on the PCA seal of approval.
2630 1935-03-01 Correspondence File of correspondence informing companies of the new shorter PCA seal of approval for short subjects -- it will no long...
2632 1935-03-01 Memo Outlines the form the new PCA seal for short subjects will take if approved by the Board -- Hays feels this design is th...
2697 1935-03-04 Report Summary of questionnaire on motion pictures given to high school students at John C. Fremont High School.
2514 1935-03-05 Memo A Long Island District Director has called upon local Parent Teacher Association (PTA) to support the Culkin Bill demand...
2657 1935-03-06 Letter Columbia will withdraw So This Is Africa and Hell Cat -- two films deemed no longer acceptable under the Production Code...
2658 1935-03-06 Letter RKO is presented with a problem regarding the withdrawal of certain films deemed inappropriate under the Production Code...
2659 1935-03-06 Letter Paramount agrees to immediately recall all prints of films deemed inappropriate under the Production Code and will recal...
2656 1935-03-07 Memo Regarding the withdrawal of certain films from circulation -- no longer acceptable under Production Code. Paramount, Col...
2631 1935-03-08 Memo Details the work done since the creation of the Eastern Production Code Administration office -- gives outline of the nu...
3103 1935-03-08 Memo Memorandum re central projection room.
3104 1935-03-08 Memo Routine correspondence.
2560 1935-03-12 Letter Ideas on how the motion picture, as a medium, can be best used as an educational tools. Pedagogic films.
2655 1935-03-12 Letter Regarding the withdrawal of certain films from circulation -- no longer acceptable under Production Code.
1129 1935-03-14 Correspondence According to Worth M. Tippy of the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America (FCCCA), "the self-censorship at Hol...
3362 1935-03-19 Bulletin/circular General bulletin of the MPTOA. Discussion of MPTOA Convention in New Orleans, February 25-28, 1935.
2623 1935-03-20 Letter Letter sent to makers of short subjects (listed). Lyrics of musical numbers need to be submitted to the PCA for approva...
2622 1935-03-22 Letter Quigley is sending Hays Doctor Tippy's letter which details his opinion of the Production Code -- an opinion he gave in ...
2709 1935-03-22 Letter Outlining the films the Alhambra Theatre in Milwaukee has been exhibiting -- the theatre is part of the Fox chain. Two c...
2621 1935-03-23 Letter Thanking Quigley for Doctor Tippy's letter which details his opinion of the Production Code -- an opinion he gave in a s...
2708 1935-03-24 Press clipping Fox theatre in Milwaukee has had its local advertising pulled from the newspaper due to the nature of the films it exhib...
1128 1935-03-25 Record of meeting Meeting of "censor contacts" of all major companies, to inform them of the work being done by the Production Code Admini...
2629 1935-03-25 Telegram Hess wants sample frames of the new PCA seal of approval for short subjects.
2493 1935-03-26 Letter There has been an amendment to the censorship law in Kansas: while films must be approved by the board prior to exhibiti...
2619 1935-03-26 Resolution Sending a copy of the resolution allowing short subjects the briefer, and less costly, "approved" seal as opposed to the...
2620 1935-03-26 Resolution Allowing for a less costly, briefer PCA seal of approval for short subjects -- this new seal does not require extra foot...
2628 1935-03-26 Letter The difficulty of the PCA seal with animated films -- the credit sheet is actually produced at the same time as the film...
2696 1935-03-26 Letter Offering MPPDA a copy of the questionnaire undertaken by students of Californian high school. Influence of motion pictur...
3195 1935-03-26 Resolution Resolution that short subjects can use an abbreviated version of the Seal on their prints -- excerpt or draft from Minut...
2618 1935-03-27 Letter Sending a copy of the resolution allowing short subjects the briefer, and less costly, "approved" seal as opposed to the...
2491 1935-03-28 Letter Films must be submitted and approved by the Kansas State Censor Board before they are released in that state. The law ha...
2492 1935-03-28 Letter There has been an amendment to the censorship law in Kansas: while films must be approved by the board prior to exhibiti...
2627 1935-03-28 Letter Sending Hess copies of the sample frame of the PCA seal and certificate of approval for short subjects.
3097 1935-03-28 Memo Routine correspondence.
3198 1935-03-30 Letter Hays responds to correspondence from Jessup, who has suggested that the role of motion pictures in education deserves fu...
2499 1935-04-01 Letter Maryland Censor Board has ruled that no film shall receive seal of approval until all changes demanded by the board have...
2625 1935-04-01 Memo Sending out copies of the Resolution designing the seal and certificate of approval for short subjects -- copies are for...
2626 1935-04-01 Letter Acknowledging the receipt of copies of the sample frame of the PCA seal and certificate of approval for short subjects.
2695 1935-04-01 Letter MPPDA wants a copy of the questionnaire undertaken by students of Californian high school. Influence of motion pictures ...
2624 1935-04-02 Letter Acknowledging Breens telegram re Code approval for short subjects.
2617 1935-04-03 Memo If a company submits one of its films for PCA approval, are they required to submit them all? Non-member Olympic Picture...
2707 1935-04-04 Memo Assurances that morally ambiguous sex shows at a Fox theatre in Milwaukee have been cancelled. The film Sterilization ha...
2548 1935-04-05 Correspondence Breen feels everything possible has been tried to persuade Nat Levine to have his company Mascot become a member of the ...
3361 1935-04-08 Bulletin/circular General bulletin of the MPTOA. Discussion of the Pettengill Bill
2613 1935-04-12 Memo List of non-member companies that have submitted films to the Production Code Administration and have been approved.
2547 1935-04-16 Letter Ben Koenig, once attorney for the censor boards, is now associated with Mascot. Hess feels he can be used to persuade Le...
2616 1935-04-17 Letter Where can Fitzgerald obtain advance notice of films released but not PCA approved? Palfreyman's answer is that he cannot...
2706 1935-04-17 Letter Details of ownership of various theatres. Includes Hess' letter asking for this information, because the theatres in que...
2501 1935-04-18 Letter Maryland Censor Board has ruled that no film shall receive seal of approval until all changes demanded by the board have...
2498 1935-04-22 Letter Maryland Censor Board has ruled that no film shall receive seal of approval until all the changes demanded by the board ...
2500 1935-04-22 Letter Maryland Censor Board has ruled that no film shall receive seal of approval until all changes demanded by the board have...
2615 1935-04-22 Letter There is no current system for exhibitors to ascertain whether a released film has been submitted to the PCA for approva...
2464 1935-04-23 Letter Does all DeMille Productions advertising need to be submitted for approval under the Advertising Code, or only that conn...
2605 1935-04-23 Memo Suggesting the trade papers could print weekly lists details which films have been PCA approved and which have not.
2614 1935-04-23 Letter Concerning films that are released but do not have PCA approval. One suggestion is to compile a list of those producers ...
2603 1935-04-24 Memo McCarthy feels there is no need to have the trade papers run a list of films that have been approved by the PCA in the e...
2604 1935-04-24 Memo Regarding Palfreyman's suggestions that a list of PCA approved films needs to be available to exhibitors -- what do McCa...
2602 1935-04-25 Memo Boettiger does not feel it is necessary for trade papers to publish a list of films that have been approved by the PCA -...
2601 1935-04-26 Memo There needs to be a system whereby theatre owners, particularly those not affiliated with majors, can find out which fil...
2463 1935-04-29 Letter All advertising material must be submitted for approval under the Advertising Code.
2516 1935-05-01 Letter Hess asks Moskowitz to ensure that exhibitors show the Production Code Administration seal of approval - ithere have bee...
2599 1935-05-01 Letter Reports the PCA seal of approval is not shown with every film -- it must be complied with.
2612 1935-05-01 Correspondence Further information regarding PCA seal and the limited access exhibitors have to information on which films have been PC...
2546 1935-05-02 Press clipping Report concerning the negotiations between Republic Pictures and Mascot.
2600 1935-05-02 Letter Reports the PCA seal of approval is not shown with every film -- it must be complied with.
2522 1935-05-03 List of personnel List of members who will attend the meeting of the Board of Directors to be held on 3 May 1935.
2598 1935-05-03 Memo Forwarding a letter from the MPPDA (Hess) -- PCA must be complied with.
3114 1935-05-03 Memo Routine correspondence.
2545 1935-05-04 Press clipping Nat Levine is adamant that Mascot will not join the newly formed Republic Pictures. Mascot does eventually join Monogram...
1126 1935-05-06 Memo A list of approved films produced by minor companies, non-members of MPPDA, that carry the PCA seal of approval.
2597 1935-05-06 Letter Memo to theatre managers. The PCA seal must be shown with every film exhibited. Theatre owners must check prints, newsr...
2652 1935-05-06 Memo Warner Bros. are attempting to sell several of their old films -- claiming they are not reissues and, as they were relea...
1125 1935-05-07 Correspondence The national circuits are including in all contracts a provision that relieves them of obligation to play an film that d...
1133 1935-05-07 Miscellaneous Correspondence concerning re-issues, inc. a list of the eligibility of particular movies for reissue. After 5 September...
2596 1935-05-07 Memo Exhibitors should be responsible for the checking of prints to ensure they carry the PCA seal of approval -- if not, the...
2653 1935-05-07 Memo United Artists, through an independent, are submitting several of their older films to PCA for approval for reissue. Hel...
2592 1935-05-08 Memo After looking into the films that have been approved by the PCA, there is a realization that there is a large number of ...
2595 1935-05-08 Memo Exhibitors are ensuring their contracts specify that if a film comes to them without a PCA seal they are relieved of any...
2611 1935-05-08 Letter All scripts need to be submitted for approval at least four days prior to the beginning of production.
2651 1935-05-08 Letter Any film released prior to 15 July 1934 that is reissued must be submitted to and approved by the PCA.
2591 1935-05-09 Memo There needs to be a system whereby theatre owners, particularly those not affiliated with majors, can find out which fil...
2594 1935-05-10 Letter Outlines the difficulties for exhibitors in only being able to show films with the PCA seal of approval. The primary iss...
2610 1935-05-10 Letter Regarding the ongoing problem of the PCA seal of approval -- again a suggestion that the feature film seal be replaced w...
2650 1935-05-10 Letter Reissues and the Production Code.
3115 1935-05-10 Memo Routine correspondence.
2649 1935-05-13 Letter The issue of reissues of films under the Production Code -- if a film was both released and released prior to the Code b...
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