ID Date Type Description Summary
2880 1937-03-19 Resolution/s Resolutions adopted by the MPTOA at their Miami convention. block booking, designated play dates, prestige pictures (con...
2854 1937-03-22 Letter Block booking is not responsible for the screening of double features.
2892 1937-03-23 Letter Sending RKO a form letter to officially inform MPPDA of the merger of the subsidiary corporations with RKO Radio Picture...
2853 1937-03-27 Letter Double feature showing of Lloyd's of London and Winner Take All -- Butler found Winner Take All to be very offensive.
2474 1937-03-30 Letter Hess wants Moriarity to return documents loaned on 23 October 1935. Includes handwritten list of documents lent to Moria...
2847 1937-03-31 Letter, report Regarding the advisory committee on motion pictures in education -- includes preliminary proposal of the work of the com...
3139 1937-04-02 Court notice US District Court, Southern District of New York, Receiver's notice of the sale of the assets of DW Griffith Inc., pursu...
2867 1937-04-03 Press release Hays has been re-elected as President of the MPPDA.
2881 1937-04-07 Memo The Production Code should not be used to further the circulation of films made for advertising purposes.
2857 1937-04-10 Memo, report Proposal of the Advisory Committee on Motion Pictures in Education.
3136 1937-04-10 Memo Routine correspondence.
3154 1937-04-10 Memo Routine correspondence.
3144 1937-04-19 Memo Routine correspondence.
3369 1937-04-21 Bulletin/circular The general bulletins of the Motion Picture Theatre Owners of America for 1937.MPTOA Miami Convention report.
1156 1937-05-04 Correspondence Asking for a copy of the decision in Samuel Cummins vs. D.C. Coleman, in which Judge Worth E. Trammell of Dade County ha...
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.
1169 1937-05-08 Miscellaneous Documents relating to the Motion Picture Project of the Progressive Education Association, which involves using excerpts...
2309 1937-05-11 Letter Letter from Hays or Milliken complaining about advertisements (included) for a striptease stage show at the Orpheum Thea...
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...
3152 1937-05-12 Memo Routine correspondence.
2885 1937-05-17 Letter No striptease is appropriate screen material.
2886 1937-05-17 Memo No striptease is appropriate screen material.
2848 1937-05-24 Memo A stop order has been placed on Condor Pictures, Inc. by the Federal Securities and Exchange Commission.
3150 1937-05-26 Memo Routine correspondence.
2896 1937-05-28 File Small file on Erwin Panofsky -- leading academic in Fine Arts. He is referred to as the Einstein of Fine Arts. He has wr...
3142 1937-06-03 Memo Routine correspondence.
1166 1937-06-05 Editorial Breen returns from a visit to London promising to incorporate several requirements of English censors into the PCA routi...
2865 1937-06-10 Press release A committee has been set up to further investigate the use of motion pictures for educational purposes -- committee cons...
3141 1937-06-10 Press release Board has appointed a committee "to study further the question of films for use in classroom work in schools under the s...
3149 1937-06-16 Memo Routine correspondence.
2884 1937-06-23 Letter Passing on information regarding a British Censorship ban -- harrowing and gruesome representations of illness and surgi...
2883 1937-06-24 Letter Acknowledging receipt of information regarding a British Censorship ban -- harrowing and gruesome representations of ill...
2835 1937-06-29 Letter Relating to photographs of Joan Blondell taken by a 'candid cameraman' and printed in Modern Screen magazine.
2836 1937-06-29 Letter Concerning photographs of John Blondell in 'a state of undress' taken by a candid cameraman. These photos are considered...
2837 1937-06-30 Memo Relating to photographs of Joan Blondell taken by a 'candid cameraman' and printed in Modern Screen magazine. This break...
2864 1937-07-01 Speech/address "Educational Possibilities of Motion Pictures". Address by May to the National Educational Association Convention.
3155 1937-07-01 Memo From S.S., re: Louis Aldrich -- Beekman Film vs. Warner Bros., to do with obtaining information from the Army Signal Cor...
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...
1158 1937-08-04 Letter Complaint that Goldwyn has cooperated with Saturday Evening Post articles by Alva Johnston which portray him as a "natur...
3375 1937-08-19 Letter Replying to MacKay's enquiry about the use of the company's name in the titles of pictures planned by Selznick and Twent...
3368 1937-08-23 Bulletin/circular The general bulletins of the Motion Picture Theatre Owners of America for 1937.Trade Practice Plans Blocked by the Distr...
2954 1937-09-01 Advertising clippings Advertisements for various reissues.
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...
1165 1937-09-13 Correspondence Frederic L. Ullman Jr of Path inquires about possible treatment of activities aboard shipboard nightclubs. Amongst othe...
1155 1937-09-22 Miscellaneous Allied States reports minor legislative victories for the independent exhibitors. They are campaigning for a regulatory...
2841 1937-09-22 Letter Sending a copy of the speech given by Abram F. Myers at the convention of Allied Theatres of New Jersey suggesting a sim...
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...
2861 1937-10-01 Report Report of the Advisory Committee on Motion Pictures in Education.
2840 1937-10-05 Memo, report Examines two recent legal decisions that favour Independent exhibitors -- Paramount vs. United Motion Picture Theatre Ow...
2862 1937-10-05 Memo Outlines the situation of all member companies in relation to the motion pictures in education short subject programs - ...
1160 1937-10-11 Bulletin/circular The general bulletins of the Motion Picture Theatre Owners of America for 1937.Circuit theatres becoming prevalent - ove...
3367 1937-10-11 Bulletin/circular The general bulletins of the Motion Picture Theatre Owners of America for 1937.Exhibitor organization. trade practices
2859 1937-10-12 Letter Sending the report of the Advisory Committee on Motion Pictures in Education to members.
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...
2834 1937-10-13 Correspondence Twentieth Century-Fox is distributing the Principal Pictures' film Tarzan's Revenge and wants the company to ensure the ...
2308 1937-10-14 Memo "A Brief summary of the Development of Title Registration."
2860 1937-10-14 Letter Presenting the report of the Advisory Committee on Motion Pictures in Education - all very positive.
1157 1937-10-15 Letters May proposes that the MPPDA fund his research on the pedagogic uses of films and outlines a budget of $6,000. Also incl...
2858 1937-10-15 Press release Concerning the Advisory Committee on Motion Pictures in Education -- committee has given a report to the MPPDA Board of...
2866 1937-10-15 Letter Asking members to familiarize themselves with the enclosed information suggesting a similar Act to the Guffey Act for th...
3134 1937-10-15 Memo Routine correspondence.
2882 1937-10-21 Letter Sending Breen yet another copy of the Resolution of Uniform Interpretation, Resolution regarding the submission of scrip...
3374 1937-10-25 Resolution/s MPPDA Board Resolutions amending Title registration procedure.
1162 1937-11-05 Memo Suggesting guiding principles in Connection with motion pictures dealing with Negroes and whites. Harmon has compiled a ...
1159 1937-11-09 Correspondence Re the issue of advertising films. Harmon thinks that they ought to be given a special classification, with a prefatory...
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...
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...
2850 1937-11-22 Letter Acknowledging receipt of an upcoming article calling for the end to double feature screenings.
2871 1937-11-23 Memo Andrew Byrne produces films for advertising purposes -- just made a four reel film "Men of Steel" which was financed by ...
1161 1937-12-01 Memo The problem of films made for advertising, or for promotion of causes such as public health. They compete unfairly beca...
2312 1937-12-01 Miscellaneous Discussion of proposals for cooperative participation in foreign Film Boards of Trade.
2849 1937-12-09 Letter Pollard has suggested that forty-five minute musicals should be produced (in the East) to accompany features -- in an ef...
1217 1937-12-21 Miscellaneous Comments arising from Harmon's memo re motion pictures concerning negroes and whites.
2894 1937-12-23 Memo List of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Will Rogers Memorial Commission.
2895 1937-12-23 Letter Outlining the meeting of the Will Rogers Memorial Commission and the work undertaken by the Commission. Includes a file ...
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 ...
2846 1937-12-31 Letter Sending Hays the information regarding the situation with Charlie Chaplin and Fred Futter -- Futter intends to place Cha...
2868 1937-12-31 Memo The membership of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation has been changed to the name Loew's Incorporated.
3137 1937-12-31 Memo Routine correspondence.
2845 1938-01-03 Letter Regarding the situation with Charlie Chaplin and Fred Futter -- Futter intends to place Chaplin's old two reel comedies ...
2898 1938-01-04 Letter Benjamin Livingston has numerous arrests for indecent exhibition, staging indecent performances and allowing minors to v...
2844 1938-01-05 Letter Asking for any further advice regarding the situation with Charlie Chaplin and Fred Futter -- Futter intends to place Ch...
2953 1938-01-06 Letter The current standing of several RKO pictures in relation to PCA approval -- all films were produced in England.
3157 1938-01-06 Memo Routine correspondence.
2904 1938-01-10 Letter Advising companies about the work of the Advisory Committee on Education in Motion Pictures and the desire to establish ...
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...
2952 1938-01-14 Memos Three proposed drafts of the resolution regarding double features and the PCA -- no PCA approved film can be exhibited w...
2903 1938-01-18 Letter Giving permission for the Educational Films pictures that have been approved by the Advisory Committee on Education in M...
1179 1938-01-20 Memo Listing of foreign managers of the eight majors.
2902 1938-01-20 Letter The Advisory Committee on Education in Motion Pictures want a list of Disney short subjects that the company is willing ...
2951 1938-01-20 Memo Regarding the proposed resolution ensuring PCA approved and non approved films are not exhibited or advertised together.
3189 1938-01-21 Memo Passing on a suggestion from Hess that the wording on the PCA certificate of approval be changed
2897 1938-01-26 Memo Relating to the Advertising Code Resolution (12 January 1938) -- Hess is reworking it. Included here is another copy of ...
3190 1938-02-01 Memo Documents investigating the membership of the Twentieth Century Association, which is hostile to the major companies' do...
2950 1938-02-08 Telegram Loew's wants to exhibit two industrial films (presented by General Talking Pictures Corp.). Neither have any advertising...
1178 1938-02-10 Letter Summary of boards of trade representing American movie interests in France Belgium Switzerland and Egypt.
2949 1938-02-18 Letter Sending Standard Pictures specific PCA regulations regarding crime pictures.
3160 1938-02-21 Memo Routine correspondence.
1174 1938-03-01 Correspondence Republic has not been submitting its advertising material to the Advertising Advisory Council as required. Harmon seems...
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