ID Date Type Description Summary
2590 1935-05-14 Letter Schaefer proposes that the trade papers could run a list every week of films that have been approved by the PCA -- as th...
2593 1935-05-14 Memo Palfreyman suggests a complete list of films carrying the seal of approval be given to theatre owners and all films that...
2589 1935-05-20 Memo A list of all films that carry the PCA seal of approval has been sent to affiliated theatres and this list will be updat...
2588 1935-05-21 Letter A list of all films that carry the PCA seal of approval has been sent to affiliated theatres and this list will be updat...
3360 1935-05-21 Bulletin/circular General bulletin of the MPTOA. Discussion of MPTOA policy and its leadership of responsible exhibitors, and critique of ...
2502 1935-05-23 Correspondence There is disagreement in Ohio as to whether newsreels should be subject to censorship. It appears that they were exempt...
3087 1935-05-23 Memo Routine correspondence.
2705 1935-05-27 Memo Manager of a large chain of Fox theatres is unhappy with the MPPDA -- in relation to trade practice and competition but ...
2609 1935-05-28 Letter Some theatres are removing the PCA seal of approval -- Quigley feels this would not happen if the seal appeared in emble...
2608 1935-05-29 Letter Acknowledging Quigley's letter regarding the trend of some theatres removing the PCA seal of approval from a print.
2470 1935-05-31 Memo/report List of theatres using onscreen advertising for commercial products.
2607 1935-06-03 Letter Quigley is suggesting the PCA seal of approval and certificate number could be displayed as an emblem instead of a scree...
2524 1935-06-04 Essay/manuscript "How Talkies are Made": lengthy manuscript outlining the process by which MGM makes a motion picture.
1127 1935-06-05 Correspondence Concern about the practice of some exhibitors eliminating the PCA Seal. Many fail to distinguish between censorship and...
2585 1935-06-05 Memo Sending McKenzie a file on the placement of the PCA seal of approval and certificate number at the beginning of films. P...
2606 1935-06-07 Letter Acknowledging Quigley's letter suggesting the PCA seal of approval and certificate number could be displayed as an emble...
3359 1935-06-10 Bulletin/circular General bulletin of the MPTOA. Discussion of MPTOA policy following the death of the NRA.
2521 1935-06-11 List of personnel List of those members who will attend the Board of Directors meeting to be held on 11 June 1935.
2539 1935-06-11 Memo Pettijohn's opinion on what should be done now that the Motion Picture Code has been abandoned. Includes a long memo fro...
1123 1935-06-12 Correspondence Zanuck wants to make a kidnapping story, Snatched, which is against industry policy. The MPPDA musters as much informat...
2584 1935-06-12 Letter Zanuck does have a kidnapping story he would like to film -- at this stage it is just an idea, there is no script. Kidna...
3095 1935-06-12 Memo Routine correspondence.
2583 1935-06-13 Letter Sending Hays a copy of Zanuck's letter detailing his proposed kidnapping story.
2581 1935-06-14 Memo Current play, "Post Road", is about the kidnapping of an infant. It does contain details of the crime and it is not made...
2582 1935-06-14 Memo List of current films and stories that could be adaptable that deal with the issue of kidnapping. The PCA are strongly a...
3109 1935-06-14 Memo Routine correspondence.
2487 1935-06-15 Press clipping "Censor Ruling Invoked on Biographical Films". In England, the Lord Chamberlain ruled that a production portraying real ...
2486 1935-06-17 Letter Sending Hess a copy of the Elizabeth Yeaman article "Censor Ruling Evoked on Biographical Films"- it has caused concern ...
2002 1935-06-18 Correspondence Fabric Flame-proofing Corporation -- Eastman Kodak gave this outfit a 200 foot roll of film for their flame proofing tre...
2648 1935-06-20 Memo After 1 August 1935, all films that are reissued must carry the PCA seal of approval.
2647 1935-06-21 Memo In relation to the current issue of re-releasing films with PCA approval, Schreiber refers to a Fox Film vs. FTC from 19...
2646 1935-06-24 Letter Regarding reissues of films. They must be approved by the PCA.
2484 1935-06-25 Memo Libeling the Dead in Biographical Motion Picture Photoplays. Hess has written this memo outlining the legal position the...
2485 1935-06-25 Memo Relates to the representation of the dead in biographical films. Apparently in Texas, and possibly France, there is civi...
2542 1935-06-25 Memo Information about Republic Pictures Corporation (merger of Mascot, Monogram, Majestic and "one other producer") in relat...
2700 1935-06-25 Memo Information about Republic Pictures Corporation (merger of Mascot, Monogram, Majestic and "one other producer") in relat...
3107 1935-06-25 Memo Routine correspondence.
2645 1935-06-26 Letter Disagrees with the agreement (or disagrees that there was an agreement) that any film reissued before 1 August 1935 must...
2483 1935-06-27 Memo Hess has written a memo outlining the legal, and moral, issues concerning the representation of the dead in biographical...
3112 1935-06-28 Memo Routine correspondence.
2482 1935-07-01 Letter Congratulating Hess on his memo to all member companies regarding the issue of representation of the dead in biographica...
2704 1935-07-08 Letter MPPDA playing unofficial mediator between Warners and a disgruntled exhibitor -- the details of the situation are not gi...
3090 1935-07-09 Memo Routine correspondence.
2523 1935-07-13 Telegram Following up an inquiry, there is no record of a New York Picture Corporation either in domestic or foreign records. The...
2554 1935-07-15 Bulletin/circular General bulletin of the MPTOA. Issues covered are screen advertising, uniform enforcement, a more cooperative relationsh...
2643 1935-07-15 Memo RKO are submitting several films for approval that they are currently reissuing or hoping to reissue soon.
3357 1935-07-15 Bulletin/circular General bulletin of the MPTOA. Discussion of trade practices and MPTOA policy.
3358 1935-07-15 Memo Suggested Rider for Use on Exhibition Contracts
2693 1935-07-16 Letter MPPDA wants around fifty copies of the booklet "Moving Pictures and the Adolescent" -- social influence of motion pictur...
2506 1935-07-23 Letter The Associated Theatre Owners of Indiana are working on a plan to eliminate double features; some theatre owners are str...
2507 1935-07-23 Contract Rider for use in exhibition contracts, primarily concerned with establishing flat admission rates and phasing out double...
2508 1935-07-23 Letter Paramount do not want to sign certain exhibition contracts in Indiana without the State agreeing to eliminate double fea...
2580 1935-07-24 Press release The PCA seal of approval and certificate number will now appear on features in the same manner that they currently do on...
2505 1935-07-25 Letter Information regarding the banning of double features.
2462 1935-07-27 Correspondence Small file of correspondence relating to each member of the Board of Directors signing the resolution concerning the enf...
2572 1935-07-27 Speech/address A paper entitled "Problems of Censorship" from the British Board of Film Censors. Raises gangster and horror films -- th...
2571 1935-07-29 Letter Canada Censorship Boards will not pass any more gangster films (G-Men pictures). Foreign.
2504 1935-08-02 Letter Approximately ninety percent of theatres owners in Indiana do want to end the exhibition of double features but ten perc...
2570 1935-08-02 Press clipping The Raven was passed in England and there is now a cry for stricter censorship of horror films.
2565 1935-08-05 Letter Sending Hays a list of the words and phrases that are unacceptable under the Production Code -- see the list 11-0276.
2644 1935-08-05 Letter RKO are reissuing several films and the PCA has not had time to approval them -- RKO has been forced to reissue them wit...
3105 1935-08-05 Memo Routine correspondence.
2503 1935-08-14 Press clipping Independents have filed a protest against the banning of double features.
3106 1935-08-14 Memo Routine correspondence.
2698 1935-08-17 Press clipping Involving the plagiarism charges surrounding the RKO film What Price Hollywood by the author of a manuscript entitled "W...
2461 1935-08-20 Resolution Sending a copy of the resolution regarding the enforcement of the Advertising Code.
2692 1935-08-20 Questionnaire Questionnaire results of opinions on recent films of high school students. Basically, which movies did select group lik...
1112 1935-08-23 Letter A congratulatory letter from Fox's office in England praising the Advertising Code. Fox in England is having much less ...
2537 1935-08-24 Clipping Data on the National Recovery Administration.
2460 1935-08-27 Resolution Sending Borthwick the original copy of the resolution regarding the enforcement of the Advertising Code. Resolution incl...
2573 1935-08-30 Memo The script of the Fox film with working title "Snatched" has been approved by the PCA. There has been concern over this ...
2574 1935-08-30 Memo Could Breen write to Hays and inform him of status of the Fox film "Snatched" (working title) -- there has been concern ...
1120 1935-09-01 Memo Objectionable and offensive words and phrases which must be excluded from all talking motion pictures.Upgraded list of w...
2541 1935-09-01 Correspondence Small file on the acceptance of Reliance Pictures Corporation for Class A membership to the MPPDA.
2558 1935-09-01 Report Report entitled "Pedagogic Films" -- looks at the past and present state of pedagogic films and visual education. No aut...
3096 1935-09-02 Memo Routine correspondence.
2544 1935-09-03 Letter MPPDA want Mascot to join the association. Nat Levine (Mascot) is not keen.
2568 1935-09-04 Memo List of horror films released in 1934 and 1935. The Black Cat and The Black Moon were both released before the need for ...
2569 1935-09-04 Memo List of gangster films released since the first G-Men picture was released (G-Men with James Cagney). Also includes a li...
1122 1935-09-05 Memo Breen wants a moratorium on all pictures showing American gangsters -- specifically G-Man pictures. He has had compla...
2567 1935-09-05 Memo It is not that gangster films do not have a strong law enforcement message but there is a large number of these films ri...
2576 1935-09-05 Resolution Resolution passed at meeting held on 5 September 1935 -- Crime stories are not acceptable when they portray the activiti...
2642 1935-09-05 Correspondence Re-releases of films that have been approved by the PCA will carry the letter "R" after the Code certificate number. Inc...
1119 1935-09-06 Memo Notice that the financing of the PCA is being rearranged so that foreign and non-member companies can be charged a fixed...
1121 1935-09-06 Letter Although G-Man pictures comply with all the tenets of the Code, their excessive violence and brutality have been causing...
2564 1935-09-06 Letter The new list (or an additional list) of words not acceptable under the Production Code. Women shall not be referred to ...
2566 1935-09-06 Memo There is great concern over the number of crime/gangster films being produced (or G-Men pictures as they are dubbed). An...
3093 1935-09-06 Memo Routine correspondence.
1113 1935-09-12 Report 'Survey and Report on Screen Advertising." Five kinds of advertising discussed: trailers advertising coming attractions...
2480 1935-09-13 Memo List of proposed projects concerning the life of Senator Huey Long. The family of the late Senator objects to any on scr...
2536 1935-09-18 Memo Information for Hays regarding Anti-trust Laws in light of the proposal to introduce enforced arbitration.
2538 1935-09-18 Memo Information for Hays on the relevant policy relating to the decision of whether the motion picture industry should apply...
2520 1935-09-19 Press release Press release of Hays' annual report, detailing the upcoming types of movies that will establish the motion picture as t...
2553 1935-09-23 Bulletin/circular General bulletin of the MPTOA. Discusses the demise of the National Recovery Administration and the growing problem of u...
2699 1935-09-23 Press clipping Reliance Pictures has become a producing member of the MPPDA -- Goetz will represent. Reliance produces for UA.
2472 1935-09-24 Memo Internal Warner Bros. memo listing the theatres using screen advertising -- either directly or indirectly. Includes memo...
2471 1935-09-25 Letter Covering letter accompanying the dissemination of the Survey and Report on Screen Advertising (13 September 1935), plus ...
2478 1935-09-26 Letter The wife of the late Senator Huey Long objects to a proposed Universal film about the life of her husband.
1132 1935-10-01 Correspondence Resistance to any re-issue of I'm No Angel and She Done Him Wrong. Code.Reissues and the process of certification -- ins...
2479 1935-10-01 Letter Hays assures the wife of the late Senator Huey Long that he would do whatever he could to aid her as Universal is planni...
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