ID Date Type Description Summary
2739 1936-12-22 Letter Regarding the process of obtaining films from member companies for the National Archives. Film preservation.
1168 1936-12-23 Memo Summary of the development of the Production Code prior to the Trade Practice Conference of 1927.
3131 1936-12-23 Memo Routine correspondence.
3185 1936-12-23 Memo Summary of significant modifications of the Production Code between 1930 and 1934.
1271 1936-12-24 Letter The Federated Church Brotherhoods of California is tired of waiting for the improvements promised by the Code. Milliken...
2735 1936-12-24 Details of an accord between America and Italy regarding the exporting of American films to Italy. Foreign. This is the ...
2796 1936-12-24 Letter Sending Hess copies of the form letters that will be sent to member and non-member companies respectively when a PCA cer...
3366 1936-12-30 Letters Levy has written a paper on the Federal Social Security Act and how it will affect exhibitors.
1154 1936-12-31 Letter Hays has just returned from a visit to the Pope and Mussolini. The advertising managers are concerned about details of a...
2713 1936-12-31 Memo Summary of recommendations of Moyne committee in Britain -- deals with British films. Recommendations of quotas, etc.
2801 1936-12-31 Memo Copy of the nameless, dateless memo outlining the Dos and Don'ts of crime pictures. Referred to as the eight point memo ...
1172 1937-01-01 Memo Listing of motion pictures having World War I as a background, 1925-1933. Includes company, date and single-sentence su...
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...
2879 1937-01-01 Club documents An organisation chart of the MPTOA, according to revised Constitution adopted at their 1932 convention.
2891 1937-01-04 File Information regarding the adoption of the Progressive Education Association Agreement between PEA and motion picture com...
2961 1937-01-04 Letter Concerning clearance and runs -- what is the exact situation in regards to length of clearance between first and second ...
2889 1937-01-05 Correspondence The DeWendel family, French munition makers, do not want any references made to them in any films depicting armament or ...
2875 1937-01-06 Memo Walter Wagner Productions, Inc. has become a member of the MPPDA.
3148 1937-01-07 Memo Routine correspondence.
3143 1937-01-11 Memo Routine correspondence.
1171 1937-01-15 Press clipping A profile of the new chairman of the Pennsylvania censor board, Mrs. A. Mitchell Palmer.
3145 1937-01-15 Memo Routine correspondence.
1124 1937-01-18 Letter The use of the word "dame" in titles is eliminated, because it is "an industry liability." Columbia wants to use it in a...
3138 1937-01-22 Memo Routine correspondence.
3146 1937-01-22 Memo Routine correspondence.
3179 1937-01-22 Memo Returning Milliken documents on development of the Production Code prior to 1927 and modifications to the Resolution for...
1170 1937-01-25 Miscellaneous The Pennsylvania censor board has been asked by the state Liquor Control Board to eliminate all drinking in pictures, an...
2842 1937-01-26 Memo Calling for an informal inquiry into members of Allied States obtaining liability insurance from foreign companies -- in...
3151 1937-01-26 Memo Routine correspondence.
1167 1937-01-28 Letter Restrictions on kidnapping are to be officially interpreted as meaning "abduction, or illegal detention, in modern times...
3153 1937-01-28 Memo Routine correspondence.
2869 1937-01-31 Correspondence Small file on the sound rights to "Baby Mine". MGM.
3373 1937-02-03 Report Press Summary - transcriptions from press reports. Breen has ordered deletion of all scenes of excessive or unnecessary...
3372 1937-02-09 Bulletin/circular Trade Practice proposals.
2843 1937-02-10 Petition Petition for relief from "contracts, combinations, conspiracies and monopolies in the motion picture industry" to the Un...
3371 1937-02-15 Letter MPTOA strongly opposes Neely and Pettengill Bills.
3135 1937-02-17 Memo Routine correspondence.
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...
3370 1937-03-01 Press statement Publicly releasing letter from Al Lichtman, Vice-President, MGM Pictures, clarifying MGM's acceptance of MPTOA trade pra...
2888 1937-03-04 Letter Depictions of U.S. currency are against the law -- does this apply to news reels? The answer Hess gives is yes. Breen s...
2887 1937-03-09 Letter All scenes depicting U.S. currency must be deleted from films -- including news reels.
2890 1937-03-11 Letter If sufficient changes are made to the MGM film Manhattan Melodrama, it can be submitted and approved by the PCA -- it se...
3147 1937-03-11 Memo Routine correspondence.
2948 1937-03-16 Letter Congratulatory letter to Warner Bros. for having very few references to liquor or drinking in their recent films.
2838 1937-03-17 Memo Memo regarding the candid camera situation -- currently there is an agreement that studios have control over the images ...
2874 1937-03-17 Telegram Grand National keen to become a member of the MPPDA. It will be discussed at the upcoming meeting.
2873 1937-03-18 Telegram Grand National keen to become a member of the MPPDA.
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...
2855 1937-03-19 Letter Opposing double features -- argues that block booking is responsible for the need for double features. She also claims t...
2878 1937-03-19 Resolution/s Resolutions adopted by the MPTOA at their Miami convention - block booking, designated play dates, prestige pictures (co...
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