ID Date Type Description Summary
789 1932-06-13 Letter Italian protests about Scarface - general statement about crime - Scarface the last gangster movie to be released - Hugh...
1731 1932-06-20 Correspondence General information regarding the Committee on Distribution Economics and their upcoming meeting. Includes other brief c...
1730 1932-06-24 Memo Committee on Distribution Economics. The Sales Managers are against the idea and the recommendation is that no reorganiz...
1729 1932-06-28 Letter and reply Depinet's report on the thoughts of the Sales Managers on the Committee on Distribution Economics in relation to a centr...
784 1932-06-30 Letter Complaint over moral standards in advertising - industry losing self-respect and public support to a dangerous extent -...
786 1932-07-08 Speech/address Serious crisis in moral standards in advertising necessitates reinforcement of Advertising Code because of wave of criti...
850 1932-07-09 Letter, memo Hays writes from Hollywood about problems over advertising and AMPP resolution to enforce Advertising code. The problems...
779 1932-07-11 Letter Responding to Hays 9 July 1932 letter, Advertising code has not been enforced.
783 1932-07-15 Letter WB intends to cooperate with Advertising code but its enforcement machinery should not be given national publicity.
782 1932-07-16 Letter Breen to be chairman of AMPP advertising Code Committee as a representative of MPPDA and AMPP
1782 1932-07-21 Memo First meeting of the Executive Committee of the MPTOA. Includes the resolution to demand the adoption of the 5-5-5 stand...
1781 1932-07-23 Memo Meetings on 5-5-5 contract. Allied declaring that only legal action will prompt the producers into action. Palfreyman fe...
1759 1932-07-25 Memo Outlining the situation with RKO's board of directors representative (Class B membership) in the wake of the production ...
835 1932-07-29 Letter Eliminations suggested by Joy to Age of Consent have not been made -- do they want it to go to a jury?
1686 1932-07-30 Correspondence Protesting Scarface. Demanding all Italian names be removed from the picture. Hays replies (4 August 1932), defending th...
857 1932-08-01 Correspondence Joy has found several properties -- from scenarios to finished films -- to be inadmissible under the Code. Hays sen...
834 1932-08-01 Letter They are making suggested alterations in Age of Consent. "I appreciate your position in this matter ... I want our compa...
829 1932-08-03 Memo MPTOA Allied States plans to attack affialiated theatre circuits -- demanding use of standard contract.
841 1932-08-17 Letter Production Code problems with script of Nora which violates spirit and letter of Code "... it is impossible for me to ov...
839 1932-08-17 Letter Production Code on script of Tinfoil -- danger "... of the tendency as well as the worry presented by this particular ...
836 1932-08-17 Letter Will he accept Joy suggestions for changes in Son of Russia or should it go to a jury?
828 1932-08-18 Memo Detailed account of current state of inter-industry relations between distributors and exhibitors - fuller version of 1...
842 1932-08-18 Letter sending copies of 17 August 1932 and 15 August 1932 correspondence "that you may be advised of the effort being made her...
845 1932-08-20 Letter enclosing copy of 20 August 1932 report [10-0044 -- D32-04] to Joy etc. "This is of paramount importance and I will appr...
844 1932-08-20 Memo Hays report on examining reasons for violations of Production Code - mistakes must be eliminated - public not interested...
856 1932-08-22 Letter and reply Kent, replying to Hays letter of 17 August 1932 and recent Production Code correspondence: "there is a great feeling in...
847 1932-08-23 Letter 20 August 1932 report : "I want you to know that as always, I an very happy to give you whatever support I may have in c...
2009 1932-08-23 Letter returning 20 August 1932 report [10-0044 -- D32-04] as required: "I am in full accord with this."
846 1932-08-23 Letter Returning 20 August 1932 report [10-0044] as required "until the Industry and its leaders ... undertake with you the con...
2010 1932-08-23 Letter returning 20 August 1932 report [10-0044 -- D32-04] as required:"I am in full sympathy with the subject matter of your m...
849 1932-08-29 Letter Reply to 20 August 1932 Hays report [10-0044] on Production Code: The Code is unenforceable, and although it has done s...
825 1932-09-27 Memo There has been a marked increase in litigation especially over protection -- independent exhibitors are in a mood of r...
1770 1932-09-29 Letter Mayer suggesting a larger number be able to sit on the Executive Committee of AMPP to reduce the "ill-feeling" among tho...
848 1932-09-29 Letter They should read the September 1932 report in the office before Board of Directors meeting: "Attached is a memorandum p...
1769 1932-10-05 Memo In relation to Mayer's suggested changes to the Executive Committee of AMPP, Hess outlining the current arrangement. The...
823 1932-10-13 Memo MPTOA-Allied States meeting proposed federal legislation more drastic than Brookhart bill. Memo - probably from Hess or ...
1711 1932-10-30 Letter Inviting Schenck to sit on a committee to view print of Scarface (see 09-2120 to 09-2122 for other invitations).
1768 1932-11-11 Letter Hays agreeing with Mayer's suggestions relative to changing the By-Laws to allow a larger number on the Executive Commit...
1707 1932-11-24 Memo Plea not to demand a change in title for Scarface. Schenck has already discussed this issue with Hays evidently.
1727 1932-12-06 Letter Leishman is sending his proposed plan for a physical distribution merger to Hays.
1788 1932-12-09 Letter Mae West's stage plays were banned in Philadelphia due to their content. A theatre owner in Philadelphia questions Param...
1706 1932-12-10 Telegram Hughes is considering several new titles for Scarface. Offering them to Al Lichtman for approval. They include: "The Sha...
1726 1932-12-12 Memo A study of the current plan for a physical distribution pool. Primarily outlining potential obstacles. Same old problem ...
1722 1932-12-19 Memo Physical Distribution merger. The confidential plan has been leaked to the press, through Universal.
1684 1932-12-23 Letter Scarface has been banned in Trinidad. So too has The Front Page.
1819 1933-01-09 Memo Idea of eliminating travelling sales representatives in selected areas.
1952 1933-02-06 Letter Forwarding Beck's memo dated 6 February 1933 (10-0961) -- Universal should settle as the information disclosed in durin...
1953 1933-02-06 Telegram Universal must settle the Bryson lawsuit -- potentially very damaging to the industry and a mountain of publicity it do ...
1950 1933-02-08 Letter and reply Regarding the Bryson/Universal lawsuit: Bryson claiming unfair dismissal. The case is receiving a large amount of public...
1951 1933-02-08 Letter Regarding Bryson lawsuit ... "it would be a compromise with plain crookedness to settle it".
907 1933-02-23 Letter Company presidents should write to their production heads that the Production Code situation is critical, as Hays says i...
1862 1933-02-24 Memo Reporting that John Allicoate (Editor, Film Daily) has written a particularly supportive editorial of Hays (and his offi...
1884 1933-03-01 Correspondence Various correspondence regarding the producer-distributor clause -- responding to Hays' letter dated 4 March 1933.Hays w...
876 1933-03-03 Letter RKO have tried to poach services of a production unit formed by Educational called KBS -- breaking agreement among MPPD...
879 1933-03-04 Policy document, MPPDA Clause recommended for inclusion in contracts with independent producers that the producer agree to abide by the Formula...
881 1933-03-04 Letter "... It would be well if all distributors provided in their distribution contracts that each producing unit affirmativel...
1844 1933-03-06 Memo DeMille on Board of Directors yet is not a member of the association. Arrange to keep him in some other capacity or have...
880 1933-03-06 Letter It has been suggested by several of our company members that there should be inserted in the contracts made by distribut...
1886 1933-03-06 Letter "It is very desirable to get a clause to this effect in all contracts made with all producing units".
2320 1933-03-06 Letter Copy of the suggested clause draft. Asking for thoughts and suggestions. Stresses importance of such a clause.
1853 1933-03-07 Letter and reply The "Spend Your Income" campaign. Campaign to encourage the employed to spend their income which, in theory, will create...
892 1933-03-07 Letter Confirming discussions of 6 March 1933 and reaffirmation resolution. Hays tries to get the message out to everyone in t...
891 1933-03-07 Letter Reaffirmation of Advertising Code and Production Code and Formula. Sent to advertising men and others.
885 1933-03-08 Letter Reaffirmation of Production Code and Advertising Code - enclosing copy of letter sent to presidents of companies and stu...
884 1933-03-08 Letter I am suggesting that Mr. Breen assist Dr. Wingate in the execution of the Code and Resolution for Uniform Interpretation...
882 1933-03-08 Letter With letters to company heads & Wingate:'I assume you will have heard from him of the plan to have you aid as he may nee...
1920 1933-03-08 Letter From the discussions the night before (meeting 7 March 1933), a copy of the Reaffirmation of Adherence and a request for...
893 1933-03-09 Letter Reply to 7 March 1933 letter: "I would go as far as anybody in the industry in any action you finally take. The time ha...
886 1933-03-09 Letter Suggests he have Wingate call a meeting of studio heads to impress the importance of the reaffirmation "... unless you c...
1919 1933-03-09 Letter and enclosure/s Enclosing copies of letters to presidents (7 March), production heads (8 March) and Wingate (8 March).
895 1933-03-10 Letter Re Kent letter 9 March 1933 re She Done Him Wrong: "I agree with you as to the mistake our Coast people made in passing ...
894 1933-03-10 Letter "Most of the company heads" agree with Kent over She Done Him Wrong with Kent 9 March 1933 re West:'A like opinion has b...
1916 1933-03-10 Letter and enclosure/s Informing Wingate of the letters to companies dated 7 March 1933 and 10 March 1933. Enclosed are copies of the letters a...
1917 1933-03-10 Letter Regarding letter 7 March 1933, wants it acknowledged and replied to. Sent to Warner, Sheehan, Schnitzer, Lasky, Mayer, ...
890 1933-03-10 Letter wants 7 March 1933 letter acknowledged:This is not an expression of doubt regarding your completely understanding the ma...
889 1933-03-10 Letter 'Would it be of any help to you in your making certain the observance of the Advertising Code if I wrote directly to you...
1318 1933-03-10 Letter Reaffirmation - strict enforcement of Advertising Code "is primarily your responsibility".
1918 1933-03-10 Letter Copies of letters asking for responses to letters dated 7 March 1933 and 10 March 1933.
888 1933-03-10 Letter Acknowledging Hays 8 March 1933 letter: "I am not quite willing to admit that during the recent weeks pictures have been...
887 1933-03-10 Letter Hays wants a letter acknowledging receipt of 7 March 1933 letter so no-one can later say they didn't get it.
900 1933-03-11 Letter 'As you undoubtedly are aware, you probably have less difficulty with the pictures actually produced at Educational than...
1914 1933-03-11 Letter Together with Wingate, Joy must devise ways to make this new enforcement more certain. Hays is sending Joy various corre...
1910 1933-03-13 Letter It is not necessary for Hays to communicate directly with the advertising department. They already adhere completely to ...
896 1933-03-13 Letter 'In reply to your letter of the 10th, it is not necessary to contact the various production heads. I will handle this m...
1911 1933-03-13 Letter Received Reaffirmation letters -- instructing Laemmle Jr. on the issue.
1912 1933-03-13 Letter Correspondence regarding the Advertising and Production Codes received. Full support is offered by Columbia.
1913 1933-03-13 Letter Reaffirmation correspondence received and agreed with.
883 1933-03-13 Letter Re letters sent him 8 March 1933: "... my first reaction is a magnificent one. More power to your good, strong right ar...
899 1933-03-14 Letter Advising Hays he should write to admen Dietz and Doob re Advertising Code (see 10-0584 - 10-0587).
1907 1933-03-14 Letter Full support re Code Reaffirmation.
905 1933-03-15 Letter and reply Reply to 8 March 1933 letter - Universal productions have endeavoured not to transgress Production Code. Hays replies.
903 1933-03-15 Letter Lasky says he wants to improve pictures, as shown by The Power and the Glory. "I am proud to refer you to my record thr...
901 1933-03-15 Letter Advertising Code reaffirmation letter: "I wish you would address this letter to me personally and I will see that it is...
1906 1933-03-15 Letter Acknowledging receipt of Advertising Code and Production Code Reaffirmation letter, dated 7 March 1933.
898 1933-03-15 Letter and reply He should write to admen Charles McCarthy, Wingart and Reeves and to Fox West Coast Theatre Men Charles Skouras and Spyr...
897 1933-03-15 Letter Here at RKO studios we are exercising the usual care as to titles, source material and moral standards As you suggest, ...
1904 1933-03-16 Letter Asking for a Reaffirmation letter to be sent to Sisk and Eckels. Hays does -- see 10-0578 -- 10-0580.
1905 1933-03-16 Letter Full support of the Reaffirmation of Adherence.
1908 1933-03-16 Letter Reaffirmation correspondence received and support offered.
1909 1933-03-16 Reaffirmation documents received. Full support offered.
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