ID Date Type Description Summary
911 1933-04-01 Letter Hays tells Cohen that he is correct that Production Code problems arise when bad material is purchased - it is better ...
1939 1933-04-01 Letter Hays asks that all foreign films that are distributed by member countries must be seen by Wingate (or someone else in th...
1838 1933-04-03 Letter The process for selecting films for the Federal Archives Building.
1892 1933-04-05 Letter Offering a list of theatre owners that could be sent the notice of reaffirmation of adherence. Hays does send such a let...
1891 1933-04-06 Letter Letter sent to various theatre owners. Strong statement regarding the reaffirmation of Advertising Code and Production ...
1938 1933-04-06 Letter Regarding the approval of foreign films: Warner Bros. is not releasing any foreign films in the US.
1937 1933-04-10 Letter The adherence of locally distributed foreign films to the Code is understood and will be taken care of.
912 1933-04-12 Letter Clearly establishing his company's stance against salacious advertising. Notes the position of the chain - Atlanta - ...
1889 1933-04-13 Letter Having been sent the Reaffirmation documents, Sisk offers his company's assurances. Also, notes that RKO has not offende...
1890 1933-04-13 Letter and enclosure/s protesting First National advertising for Lilly Turner.Enclosed is the First National advertisement for Lilly Turner. Wi...
875 1933-04-17 Memo Souther California TOA have concluded agreement to eliminate double-features and now expect Fox West Coast to do so, too...
913 1933-04-18 Letter Ensuring Hays of his company's policy of clean advertising in light of the Reaffirmation of Adherence. Agrees with Adver...
1936 1933-04-22 Letter Kent understands films distributed by RKO but made in foreign countries must be approved by the MPPDA; will take appropr...
1815 1933-04-29 Memo A summary of distribution economics. Centralized physical distribution, reduction of representatives and exchanges in sm...
914 1933-05-01 Speech/address Reaffirmation necessary to avoid emergency and legislation and anti-movie editorials. Lists pictures which have caused ...
1816 1933-05-05 Letter Copy of Palfreyman's memo dated 29 April 1933 (10-0213 to 10-0217) for the conference on distribution economics.
1882 1933-05-08 Letter Instructing companies that the attached paragraph (not included here - see 10-527) must be incorporated into all contrac...
1814 1933-05-09 Memo Report on the conference on distribution economics. Includes the consolidated physical distribution plan, reductions on ...
1881 1933-05-09 Letter Paramount will use the clause (see 10-527) but can there be a note in contract instructing distributors that the major d...
1841 1933-05-10 Memo George Trendle (Kunsky Enterprises) wants to take over several theatres in Detroit currently under the control of the Pu...
1870 1933-05-11 Memo Ray Johnston (Monogram) informs Hess that the decision to join the MPPDA rests with the Executive Committee of Monogram ...
1880 1933-05-11 Letter RKO has received the paragraph that must be used in all contracts between distributing companies and producing units (se...
1832 1933-05-12 Letter These exhibitors have eliminated double features but are asking for concessions in the form of trading features for shor...
2292 1933-05-23 Letter Hays replies to a Beetson telegram asking about Joe Schenck's attitude to the Arbitration agreement. Hays writes that S...
1830 1933-06-01 Letter No complaints have been made by the Californian exhibitors regarding Paramount reverting back to single features.
1866 1933-06-09 Letter Monogram plans to go into national distribution. Wants to join MPPDA and discuss the the issue of talent borrowing with ...
928 1933-06-09 Letter Zanuck had been demanding a salary increase, had resigned over "the termination of the bank holiday salary reduction." ...
921 1933-06-09 Telegram forwarding letter from Harry Warner alleging malpractice by 20th Century -- will be discussed at MPPDA Board of Direct...
923 1933-06-12 Letter Denies charges made in Harry Warner letter of 9 June 1933 -- did not talk to Zanuck until after he resigned from WB -...
1868 1933-06-14 Memo Establishing Monogram Pictures distributing position as it currently stands. Not technically a national distributor but ...
929 1933-06-14 Letter Details Lucien Hubbard case -- Zanuck assistant who went to MGM when Thalberg was failing to perform there -- after th...
926 1933-06-15 Telegram Koenig agrees argument with Jack Warner that the situation is the result of misunderstanding -- attempting to arrange ...
2279 1933-06-16 Memos Routine correspondence -- Hays to Myers
1852 1933-06-16 Letter The rescheduling of Board of Directors' meeting, now to be held 19 June 1933.
2317 1933-06-16 Letter Kent unable to attend rescheduled Board of Directors' meeting now to be held 19 June 1933.
931 1933-06-17 Telegram 20th Century does not wish to join MPPDA because of the unethical behavior of WB.
1854 1933-06-18 Letter Mayer clearly setting out the terms, as he understands them, of the Chevalier contract. Chevalier guaranteed $150,000 (o...
1865 1933-06-19 Letter Monogram wants to join both MPPDA and AMPP.
930 1933-06-19 Letter Denies Harry Warner accusations in 9 June 1933 and 14 June 1933 letters and 14 June 1933 Board of Directors meeting: MGM...
932 1933-06-20 Letter Circulating copies of Harry Warner 14 June 1933 and Nick Schenck 19 June 1933 letters
1864 1933-06-23 Letter and reply Neilan has started a production company in Florida and wants to join the MPPDA. He also denies alleged industry rumours ...
935 1933-06-23 Telegram UA resignation is move in dispute between WB and 20th Century. WB intending to bring suit. Hays on his way to Coast.
934 1933-06-23 Memo UA has resigned from AMPP because of unethical conduct by WB -- Mayer wants a meeting to discuss situation.
933 1933-06-23 Letter Denies Harry Warner accusations against 20th Century; MGM behaved in accordance with Arbitration Agreement over Hubbard;...
2305 1933-06-26 Telegram McKenzie has received 23 June 1933 letter from Joe Schenck -- believes it was prepared by Leob
1947 1933-06-26 Memo Jack Warner wants a special meeting of the Board of Directors in a few days.
1963 1933-07-01 Letter Sending Warner a complete copy of the file on the Mayfield Kentucky situation.
936 1933-07-05 Letter Acknowledges Joe Schenck letter of 23 June 1933; denies Hays ever opposed to Arbitration agreement.
1855 1933-07-14 Memo Hays relaying a conversation he had with Mayer and Zukor regarding the Chevalier contract. There is only the one contrac...
1941 1933-07-26 Correspondence Regarding the litigation between Tiffany and Cinevox (Swiss company) -- is there any help Hays can offer. He replies: h...
1961 1933-08-07 Letter Regarding Mayfield, KY. situation: forwarding two letters to Senator Barkley from Anderson and McDonald (10-0977 -- 10...
1861 1933-08-16 Memo MPPDA has signed President's Re-Employment Agreement. Borthwick has a plan to restructure working hours, principally for...
1842 1933-09-11 Letter Paramount wants to keep the theatres in Detroit. Trendle asking Hays to "put in a good word" for him.
1801 1933-09-13 Letter Rather passionate account of Booth's claims that she has had her work used, without her permission, by various studios.
1317 1933-09-19 Memo CONSUMER INTEREST IN OPTIONAL ELIMINATION OF DOUBLE FEATURES BY REGIONAL VOTE OF EXHIBITORS.Double-features - consumer g...
915 1933-10-18 Memo Problem presented by Mae West Pictures. Mae West is an asset of Paramount's - financially - yet there are reports that s...
1959 1933-10-27 Letter Harry Warner wants to meet with people from Mayfield, KY. -- someone authorized to act and perhaps settle situation. Ne...
1958 1933-10-28 Letter Regarding Mayfield, KY. situation: Senator Backley is in Europe but Congressman Gregory (part-owner) and the theatre man...
1957 1933-10-31 Letter and reply Warner agrees to meet Congressman Gregory on 6 November 1933. Hays replies with the arrangements.
1956 1933-11-02 Memo Congressman Gregory wants to meet with Harry Warner. Does Hays want to handle arrangements with Warner himself?
1795 1933-11-17 Resolution From the Executive committee meeting held to revise the implementation of the advertising code. ALL advertising copy sha...
861 1933-11-17 Letter MPPDA Executive Committee meeting to revise implementation of Advertising Code - McCarthy has been brought in to aid W...
863 1933-11-27 Letter Hays has final say in disputed cases involving Advertising Code.
2001 1933-12-13 Miscellaneous Updating Hays on the Federal Archives Building Project -- includes some documents of interest to Hays, most of which can...
1095 1934-01-02 Letter Useful letter explaining the different classes of membership in the MPPDA. Dues and conditions of membership of MPPDA i...
1999 1934-01-08 Memo Outline of the steps that need to be taken in the establishing of the Federal Archives Building. Project keeps lapsing.
2357 1934-01-11 Letter Letter outlines Walt Disney's application for Class A membership to the MPPDA and the call for a vote on the matter. (Re...
2358 1934-01-11 Telegram To vote on Walt Disney's application for association membership.
2356 1934-01-13 Memo Current list of members vote regarding Walt Disney's application for Class A membership. Eight of the fifteen have appro...
979 1934-01-15 Letter Hays had told Zukor 16 October 1933 that September Morn should not be used "calling attention to the action of your Boar...
2355 1934-01-15 Letter Schenck absent but will surely approve Walt Disney's application for Class A membership to MPPDA. Similar approval lette...
2344 1934-01-27 Letter Rosenblatt wants a meeting of some of the "important producers" at his apartment on 31 January 1934.
2352 1934-01-31 Memo Information regarding Animated Pictures Corporation. They are interested in becoming members of the MPPDA.
1021 1934-02-10 Letter Suggesting the establishment of an arbitration committee to deal with labor and other disputes between studios and emplo...
2353 1934-02-14 Letter Approving Walt Disney's Class A membership to the MPPDA. Includes similar approval letter from RKO.
984 1934-03-13 Memo Re rumors of a crime film on Dillinger: Governor McNutt of Indiana is embarrassed by the escape; the last session of the...
2343 1934-03-13 Letter Notification of meeting of the Executive Committee to be held 16 March 1934.
1034 1934-03-14 Memo AMPP Board of Directors resolution that independent producers in the East should pay some fee for Production Code operat...
3194 1934-03-14 Memo AMPP is asking that Eastern independent producers be charged for using PCA services.
987 1934-03-16 Letter Referring to the false report that pictures were contemplated built around the escaped criminal Dillinger, and to the di...
1037 1934-03-16 Memo Warners is still failing to cooperate - according to Mayer - and Wallis has been insulting Breen. Mayer called to report...
997 1934-03-17 Letter Protesting idea of Dillinger picture: "I am sure that all Christian people, welfare organizations, etc. will oppose such...
988 1934-03-17 Letter 'Herewith is a letter to you similar to that written to the other member companies indicating the opinion expressed unan...
992 1934-03-20 Memo Talked with Mr. Hays over the long-distance telephone regarding the announced purpose of the industry to allow no story ...
991 1934-03-20 Telegram "No picture based on the life or exploits of John Dillinger will be produced, distributed or exhibited by any member com...
990 1934-03-20 Memo Zukor says Hollywood Reporter advert of 7 March 1934 must have been put in by Cormack -- Paramount had nothing to do w...
2424 1934-03-20 Memo Trem Carr, President of Independent Producers Association says his members will abide by Production Code and Advertising...
2425 1934-03-20 Telegram The members of the Independent Association of Motion Picture Producers agree to conform to and cooperate with the Produc...
1036 1934-03-20 Memo Brief overview of East Coast Independent producers -- their current product, how it sits in relation to Code, etc. List ...
1984 1934-03-23 Miscellaneous Complete file following the death of John Dillinger. Large amount on Hays' stance against the making of a film about Dil...
1888 1934-03-24 Letter Sending copies of the two Reaffirmation of Adherence documents, from March 1933.
2423 1934-03-26 Letter Thanking Carr for the promise that the Independents will cooperate with the Production and Advertising Codes.
1039 1934-03-27 Letter Sending Breen a copy of the letter sent to company presidents regarding the plan to inform them of the specific workings...
1038 1934-03-27 Letter Outlining the plan to inform company presidents of specifics of their products PCA progress; as agreed at Board of Direc...
974 1934-03-28 Letter Production Code problems over Uncertain Lady. Universal have cooperated with cuts, and problems were here much less sev...
975 1934-03-28 Letter Production Code problems over The Great Magoo. Digest of Breen correspondence. It will appear as Thank Your Stars whic...
976 1934-03-28 Letter Production Code problems over Sailor, Beware -- digest of correspondence over Navy objections -- it had been mention...
1090 1934-03-28 Letter Production Code problems over It Ain't No Sin -- digest of correspondence -- there is still no acceptable script sho...
977 1934-03-28 Letter Production Code problems over The Postman Always Rings Twice - MGM have spent $25,000 on it; after Warners, RKO and Colu...
1041 1934-03-28 Memo Regarding the Independents accepting the Production and Advertising Codes and complying with them - they are resistant. ...
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