ID Date Type Description Summary
146 1924-08-19 Memo Smith suggests using the influence of the Presbyterian Church to publicize a favourable editorial in the Los Angeles Tim...
160 1924-08-18 Memo Record of AMPP meeting. Election of next Executive: Joe Schenck (President), Roach & Ince (Vice Presidents), and Beetson...
193 1924-08-18 Correspondence Lasky wants to make Madame Sans Gene using many French locations, as well as a mostly French cast (the leading character...
3224 1924-08-14 Minutes Minutes of a special meeting of the Executive Committee of the MPPDA Board -- dealt with application for membership by R...
224 1924-08-13 Telegram The Wampas Club endorses the resolutions of the MPPDA and the AMPP relative to salacious material. The resolutions in f...
225 1924-08-13 Advertising/publicity Presumably this is the kind of advertising that the Wampas are resolving not to issue. Extracts include: "A CHILD BORN ...
3208 1924-08-13 Telegram Wampas have passed resolution endorsing MPPDA Resolution on the Formula.
222 1924-08-11 Letter Crandall complains of the practice of releasing big-budget features in legitimate theatres rather than cinemas, and char...
151 1924-08-04 Letter The Christian Science Monitor (06-12-1924) contained a version of Beetsons report exonerating the motion picture industr...
3220 1924-07-30 Newspaper article Report of Hays speech to WAMPAS.
3207 1924-07-29 Resolution Resolution passed by West Coast Theatres pledging support to "establish and maintain the highest possible moral and arti...
161 1924-07-26 Letter Concerns Californian visit by Hays. Beetson is enthusiastic about the effect of Hays' speech before the Wampas Club. (...
143 1924-07-23 Bulletin/circular This is an attempt to encourage cooperation with the MPPDA in the matter of self-restraint and public relations, to stav...
162 1924-07-21 Resolution/s AMPP adopts resolutions supporting the aims of the MPPDA, especially to "prevent the prevalent type of book and play fro...
201 1924-07-18 Letter The members of the MPPDA Law Committee, appointed by Hays, are listed. Rogers is the chairman. Letters notifying commi...
152 1924-07-03 Letter Beetson suggests mounting an attack on the business practices of the Animal Defense League in response to attacks by the...
203 1924-07-02 Letter Includes a copy of the resolution taken at the MPPDA Board of Directors meeting of 06-19-1924, "covering the matter of t...
218 1924-07-01 Letter Hertz mildly protests about the use of Yellow Cabs by movie criminals. Hays requests Albert Warner and the AMPP to avoi...
136 1924-06-24 Letter 'I am enclosing herewith copies of "Manhandled" advertisements with changes suggested by you in every instance." The ad...
199 1924-06-16 Memo Summary of business discussed at MPPDA Members' Meeting of 06-16-1924 for use at the Directors Meeting of 06-19-1924. B...
137 1924-06-01 Miscellaneous This concerns a furore over an advertisement for "Daughters of Today," which mentions Leopold and Loeb. In corresponden...
138 1924-06-01 Correspondence A problem and furore created by dubious advertising. James M. Fidler sent a telegram on behalf of Wallace MacDonald to ...
139 1924-06-01 Correspondence Michael and Ben Fitzer, of the Rivoli Theatre, Syracuse, N.Y., have come up with a system of using phonograph records to...
159 1924-06-01 Report Schedule of publicity to be given to the motion picture industry's achievements in the field of arbitration. Various in...
196 1924-05-22 Memo Metro Corporation have combined with Goldwyn Pictures Corporation, creating the Metro-Goldwyn Distributing Corporation.
191 1924-05-21 Memo An early demonstration of synchronous sound.Demonstration of the Phonofilm, in which synchronous music accompanies the ...
158 1924-05-15 Pamphlet Titled "What the Exhibitor Members of the Joint Arbitration Board Think of the Board of Arbitration." A Public Relation...
163 1924-05-15 Resolution AMPP Resolution on the patriotic duty of the movies to display the flag.
187 1924-05-12 Memo Smith and studio representatives discuss the stance they will adopt at a hearing of a Copyright Bill scheduled for 05-15...
141 1924-05-01 Correspondence The Municipal Art Society of New York is objecting to offensive billboard and rooftop advertising. Most of the studios ...
153 1924-04-23 Letter This is a synopsis of the trouble that the AMPP has been having with Mrs Wright and the Animal Defense League. It conta...
192 1924-04-01 Correspondence Italian industrialist Filoteo Alberini has invented the Panoramic Moving Picture Camera which extends the visual field o...
155 1924-03-17 Letter Beetson informs Hays that 'So far I have succeeded in keeping Mrs. Wright off any of the important committees of the Fed...
219 1924-03-03 Letter Dr Millar is the General Secretary of the New York Federation of Churches. Like Mr Wells, he complains of the denigrati...
184 1924-03-01 Report of activities Numerical summary of letters and literature mailed, conferences held, and pictures reviewed by the Executive Secretary o...
164 1924-02-26 Telegram Concerns initiation of MPPDA assessment of literary material. Resolved that each member of this organization instruct i...
208 1924-02-21 Memo Platten reports on the use of motion pictures on trans-oceanic and coastal passenger steamers, quoting extensively from ...
223 1924-02-17 Correspondence Exhibitors and distributors are negotiating some modifications to the Uniform Contract. There are some worries about th...
165 1924-02-13 Record of meeting Main business, beyond new appointments and resignations, concerns action to be taken against motion picture taxes - ta...
3221 1924-02-11 Letter Requesting that he send a message to his Hollywood office endorsing the resolutions taken at the first AMPP meeting.
188 1924-02-01 Correspondence Ethel Dorrance Smith sold rights to her novel Damned to Universal when Hays was promising that "the prevalent kind of bo...
166 1924-01-29 Articles of Incorporation Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws of the AMPP." . . . the purposes for which said corporation is formed are not for ...
3262 1924-01-25 Memo Censor BoardsUseful statement showing the various censor boards and the branches controlling the territories over which ...
206 1924-01-23 Contract The MPTOA Standard Contract, and their Code of Ethics. Cohen's letter describes progress in negotiations with MPPDA over...
140 1924-01-21 Letter Apparently Russell has sought the opinions of editors on motion picture advertising. Marshall's letter deplores scandal...
182 1924-01-09 Report/s Reports of Public Relations Committee meetings throughout 1924.
183 1924-01-05 Report of activities Activities of the office of the Executive Secretary of the Public Relations Committee, week by week, in 1924.
220 1924-01-04 Letter This is a complaint about the habitual movie portrayal of telephone operators as a "novel reading gum chewer or flapper....
197 1924-01-01 Pamphlet This introduces the Motion Picture Chamber of Commerce of America -- Non-Theatrical Incorporated, lists its aims and mem...
263 1923-12-31 Pamphlet 'The Growth of the Censorship Idea," an anti-censorship tract by George Haven Putnam, published by the American Rights L...
114 1923-12-15 Resume Progress report on plans for New England better films committee. Mr Donaldson has toured Massachusetts on behalf of the ...
154 1923-12-10 Letter Mrs Wright recommends action to get certain movies banned. (Letter from Beetson to Hays, 03-17-1924, indicates Mrs King...
113 1923-12-08 Resume At the Committee meeting the question of block booking was raised. Members were assured that it was dying out. "Recentl...
34 1923-12-01 Miscellaneous A listing of Joy's activities as Executive Secretary, December 1923 -- November 1924. Constitutes summary of numbers o...
112 1923-12-01 Resume Music and films. Mr Zuro talks about the relationship between music and motion pictures, especially filmed operas. 6 fil...
39 1923-11-27 Letter Notification of British National Film League resolution concerning copyright policy.
111 1923-11-27 Report 26 of 30 Film Boards of Trade (FBT) report better films committees in their areaReports from the Film Boards of Trade se...
110 1923-11-24 Record of meeting Distinctive Pictures: Friend to Joy "a surprising thing. The people, represented in our membership, although theoretical...
109 1923-11-20 Record of meeting Mr. Friend of Distinctive Pictures talks to the Committee on Public Relations
108 1923-11-17 Record of meeting Evidence of exhibitor support for better films movement - woman hired by New England chain of theatres to run public rel...
107 1923-11-10 Record of meeting Famous Players-Lasky (FPL) announced complete shut down of their studio on October 26 with a view to eliminate waste and...
106 1923-11-03 Record of meeting Educational films National Catholic Welfare Council (NCWC) has started bi-monthly review of motion pictures - "These re...
248 1923-11-01 Pamphlet The Civic Forum leads with the article, "Churches Unite for Wholesome Motion Pictures," and goes on to outline several i...
105 1923-10-27 Report THE COVERED WAGON not yet available for small theatres because of its success. Children's matinees will permit more fle...
104 1923-10-20 Report Report on the promotion of screen-writing through a college contest sponsored by Universal.Laemmle screenwriting contest...
103 1923-10-13 Report At the Committee meeting, short subjects were screened and discussed. Shorts make up almost 50% of the average motion p...
102 1923-10-06 Report General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) meeting in October on motion pictures.Information has recently come to my att...
47 1923-10-01 List of personnel Officers, directors and members of Film Boards of Trade in key cities throughout the U.S.
101 1923-09-29 Report Notes on Committee meeting of Sept. 25, mainly comprising detailed explanation of the Yale Chronicles of America film pr...
100 1923-09-25 Record of meeting Committee on Public Relations (CPR) meeting. Yale Chronicles of America films presented by Prof. Stevenson - films in ed...
99 1923-09-22 Report Relative box-office success of different films measured against THE SHEIK as 100%. Films in prisons making progressFigu...
98 1923-09-15 Report Hanmer speech against censorship in favour of locally, not centrally organized Better Films committees working with exhi...
97 1923-09-08 Report D.W. Griffith to make a film of American Revolution, encouraged by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and CP...
56 1923-09-07 Memo In response to concern about rising production costs (mainly due to directorial extravagance), a plan is mooted whereby ...
2022 1923-09-07 Letter MPPDA has established contact with the National Vigilance Committee of the Associated Advertising Clubs of the World, wh...
96 1923-09-01 Report Famous Players-Lasky (FPL) abandon block-booking from 11-01-1923 - possibilities for community activity promoting more w...
3282 1923-08-27 Letter Letter contains a memo on the Uniform Contract to be sent to all Branch managers aim is to send out uniform instruction...
95 1923-08-25 Report Plans for regional conferences for Better films committees, especially in relation to New England.. A chart is included ...
3251 1923-08-24 Newspaper article SAYS MOVIES WON'T REQUIRE CENSORSHIP. CHICAGO, Aug. 24 -- Another ten years will see the passing of the movie censor, de...
94 1923-08-18 Report Report on conference convened by Better Films Committee of Atlanta - apparently the 1st such - establishment of organiza...
3233 1923-08-15 Legal document/s Copy of a Notice of Lien, in respect of the case of Joseph C. Boss vs. Famous Players-Lasky.
93 1923-08-11 Report TO HAVE AND TO HOLD - Zukor says cost $427,000 to produce and $111,000 to distribute. So far rentals have taken $483,00...
3317 1923-08-08 Letter the printed form of the contract is consistent with the law.
3318 1923-08-08 Letter expressing his reservations about an amendment to the arbitration clause proposed by Path for inclusion in their version...
3319 1923-08-08 Telegram WB are asking advice as to whether the uniform contract is binding on exhibitors during the period in which the distribu...
92 1923-08-04 Report Joy expresses concern that several pictures which are judged by competent critics to be rather exceptional not only lost...
91 1923-07-28 Report Circus Days, with Jackie Coogan, previewed and approved. There are approximately 500 feature pictures produced in this c...
90 1923-07-21 Report Discussion of the commercial motives behind the choice of salacious titles, with a representative from Famous Players-La...
89 1923-07-14 Report Meeting on books and films, use of films in prisons. Discussion by the Committee concerning adaptation of books by well-...
59 1923-07-12 Letter Joy requests information about the supplying of films to "institutions," to pass on to the Public Relations Committee (C...
88 1923-07-07 Report Comments from Hugo Reisenfeld (managing director of the Rivoli and Rialto theatres, NY) "European theatres are of a type...
3316 1923-07-05 Letter As heretofore made plain, we are glad to discuss with you and those you represent any matter of interest to the industry...
3315 1923-07-04 Newsletter Information: Official Organ of the MPTO of Western Pennsylvania. Article on overbuying.We hope that those who read this...
651 1923-07-01 Letters & telegrams Several distributors refuse to supply foreign exhibitors not using Western Electric sound equipment; claim this saves mo...
87 1923-06-30 Report Preview of PENROD AND SAM. General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) representative Mrs Harry Lilly reports 34 states h...
38 1923-06-29 Letter Apparently a reply to an enquiry about whether films copyrighted in the U.S. are protected in Latin American countries. ...
40 1923-06-29 Legislative records Tentative Draft of a Bill to Amend the Copyright Act and to Secure International Copyright: An Act to Amend the Copyrigh...
3281 1923-06-27 By-laws Copy of By-laws of Film Board of Trade relating to arbitration and letter on interpretation of arbitration clause.
86 1923-06-23 Report Preview of Main Street. Hays notes objections to THE PILGRIM and BELLA DONNA Report of June 19 meeting of the Committee:...
3314 1923-06-20 Letter A proposed FBT for Texas following the arbitration by-laws will be in conformity with Texas law
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