ID Date Type Description Summary
2345 1934-06-19 Letter Recommending Metro Goldwyn drop the proposed film, to be directed by Fritz Lang, that portrays a crazed group overthrowi...
1022 1934-06-19 Memo Attorney General Cummings and the Department of Justice are strongly opposed to any film depicting the overthrow of a de...
1047 1934-06-19 Memo On Hays' return to the East, "he called a meeting of the Story Department heads for 18 May 1934, where they were told of...
1023 1934-06-22 Letter Given Department of Justice objections to Selznicks idea, suggested by Fritz Lang, for a picture showing the overthrow o...
2418 1934-06-26 Certificate Copy of the certificate of approval that will be sent to producer when a film has been approved by the Production Code A...
1052 1934-06-30 Memo Hays memo on Minutes of Board of Directors, suggesting alterations to MPPDA Board of Directors minutes dealing with Reso...
1049 1934-06-30 Letter Details of procedure for implementation of revised Production Code machinery for approval of final prints -- telling th...
2410 1934-07-01 Press release Announcing amplified authority of the Production Code, effective 15 July 1934. Essentially, Breen will have final say ov...
3192 1934-07-01 Press release Announcing amplified authority of the Production Code, effective 15 July 1934. Essentially, Breen will have final say ov...
1050 1934-07-02 Letter Details of procedure re implementation of Production Code machinery.
2417 1934-07-03 Letter Acknowledging the recent instructions regarding the process of print submission to PCA.
965 1934-07-05 Letter Complaints over John B Lewis (assisting Breen on advertising in Hollywood) inconsistency of decisions and over differenc...
2307 1934-07-11 Bulletin/circular Allied States blames the business practices of the producers -- especially block booking -- for the Catholic boycott. H...
1055 1934-07-11 Letter He thinks Nick Schenck's reservation in letter 10 July 1934 is fair.
2414 1934-07-11 Telegram Clarifying the resolutions passed and the regulations of the Production Code Administration in the lead up to the releas...
2413 1934-07-12 Press release Several major studios have given exhibitors the power not to exhibit any of their films that were released prior to 15 J...
1058 1934-07-17 Memo Repeating his point about a distinction between a Certificate of Approval and one of Compliance with Production Code - l...
1060 1934-07-19 Letter enclosing signature by Hammons and Albert Warner of 3 July 1934 resolution
1063 1934-07-21 Memo Trem Carr of independent producers is keen to have the 'reputable' Independents submit to the PCA. Early suggestions as ...
2341 1934-07-27 Letter Meeting of Board of Directors to be held on 2 August 1934.
1007 1934-07-28 Correspondence MPPDA should agree not to make a picture based on the life of Dillinger - affirmative replies from Albert Warner, Zukor,...
1009 1934-07-28 Memo Muto taking action to have Dillinger compilation newsreel film distributed by McHenry of Charlotte, NC, "long associated...
1006 1934-07-28 Telegram "'Suppose Universal does get cooperation from Federal Government in making film based on life of Dillinger. What is lik...
1008 1934-07-30 Memo RKO theatre in Columbus advertising newsreel showing Dillinger corpse. "We repealed censorship of newsreels in Ohio last...
2340 1934-08-01 Letter Meeting of the Board of Directors to be held 2 August 1934 to discuss the report filed by publicity and advertising head...
2405 1934-08-03 Letter Updating Hays on the situation with the Independents and the PCA. Chadwick busy fighting the Double Billing issue. Johns...
1064 1934-08-07 Letter The matter of independent producers involvement with Production Code will have to wait until NRA Code double-bill issue ...
2395 1934-08-13 Generic letter Copy of letter for independent producers to sign and return to Hays as an agreement that the PCA facilities will be avai...
2404 1934-08-13 Letter and enclosure/s An article in the Hollywood Citizen News claims the Independents do not want to obtain the PCA seal of approval. Two day...
2403 1934-08-15 Letter and enclosure/s An article in the Hollywood Citizen News reports that the independents are keen to have Production Code Approval. Ray Jo...
1066 1934-08-17 Letter Details of agreement between Beetson and Chadwick for independent producers to use Production Code facilities and have t...
2398 1934-08-21 Telegram Will there be a written agreement between the MPPDA and Independents or will it be a gentleman's agreement?
2399 1934-08-21 Telegram Regarding the Independents submitting their films to PCA for approval. Will there be a written agreement between the two...
2397 1934-08-23 Letter Independent Motion Pictures Association agree to submit their films to the Production Code Administration and agree to t...
1020 1934-08-24 Letter Re publicity men's' report on boycott and censorship emergency -- does not agree with it as a whole but thinks the ide...
1076 1934-08-24 Memo Hess thinks Bright suggestion in 21 August 1934 letter should be followed, Milliken thinks Code wording should not be ch...
971 1934-08-30 Letter Complaint from Joe Schenck that PCA did not notify him of their objection to English play "The Old Folks at Home" which ...
1978 1934-09-03 Letter Hays intends to ask opinion of member companies concerning the notification of suspect books and plays. Schenck feels ha...
970 1934-09-04 Correspondence The major companies reply to 4 September 1934 Hays inquiry about notifying other companies about suspect plays and books...
969 1934-09-04 Letter 'When a company, before the purchase of a book or play, asks the opinion of this office or the PCA as to whether or not ...
1979 1934-09-04 Letter Sending Breen a copy of the letter to member companies (4 September 1934) regarding notification.
2387 1934-09-12 Letter Kent wants to discuss the issue of audiences responding audibly and negatively to the PCA seal of approval when it appea...
1977 1934-09-19 Letter Companies should be informed of all plays that the MPPDA does not feel are suitable to adapt. Refers to "Old Folks at Ho...
2350 1934-09-20 Memo Monogram Pictures interested in becoming member of MPPDA.
1080 1934-09-27 Letter PCA seal and certificate occupies a lot of screen time, especially on shorts -- could some alternative method be used?
1070 1934-09-27 Memo Independent producers want to use Chadwick as their PCA contact and pay him $40 per film.
1069 1934-09-27 Memo it is OK to eliminate charges to independent producers for using PCA and Production Code machinery, but they had agreed ...
2349 1934-10-08 Memo Regarding Monogram Pictures' proposed membership to MPPDA. Not eligible to be classed as a distributor or exchange. Cons...
1073 1934-10-08 Letter According to Breen, Chadwick wants the PCA position for selfish reasons so all independent producers work through him -...
2347 1934-10-09 Memo Stating the position of Monogram Pictures, the extent of its work, etc. for the purpose of membership to the MPPDA.
1099 1934-10-10 Memo 'Again attention is called to the dangerous situation developing due to the fact that a certain portion of the product w...
1105 1934-10-15 Letter Hays reassures Breen that Chadwick is not intended to actually join Breen's staff.
2339 1934-10-24 Letter Calling for a meeting of the Board of Directors on 30 October 1934 to further discuss an issue raised at the meeting hel...
2382 1934-11-13 Correspondence Paramount is pushing for a change to the Production Code Administration seal of approval, particularly with short subjec...
2381 1934-11-16 Letter Despite initial misgivings, Hays feels the PCA seal of approval should be shortened, particularly with short subjects.
2306 1934-11-17 Letter Hays feels the Production Code Administration seal of approval could be modified but is insistent that the emphasis of t...
1081 1934-11-20 Memo Palfreyman had attended Loew's 83rd St. Theatre to investigate hissing of PCA Seal. The Production Code Administration s...
1100 1934-11-20 Letter Schaefer suggests that the PCA seal of approval be placed with the main title, thereby reducing the cost of the process....
1019 1934-11-21 Memo "After you left the meeting [of Advertising Committee] today, it was unanimously requested that you recommend to the pre...
2489 1934-11-22 Memo Regarding the Kansas Censor Board and the representation of liquor. The state board has no tolerance for any sequence in...
2379 1934-11-23 Memo Breen reports an consensus that the PCA seal of approval for short subjects should be changed due to its length, and the...
2490 1934-11-23 Letter Two examples of eliminations the Kansas Censor Board insisted upon in two MGM films: The Painted Veil and The Gay Bride....
1082 1934-11-26 Letter Calls to reduce the length of the PCA seal. Currently appears on screen for a relatively lengthy period of time. As patr...
1096 1934-12-10 Letter Buckley thinks the continued employment of the National Board of Review (NBR) is a waste of money: "The NBR, as you know...
2361 1934-12-11 Letter Cohn is opposed to changing the NBR approval legend to "Classified and Passed by the National Board of Review" from the ...
2364 1934-12-13 Letter Outlines the Florida state statute in relation to films and need for the seal of approval from the National Board of Rev...
2325 1934-12-17 Letter Updating Hays on the medical film concerned with animal experimentation. Hays is the honorary president of the Board of ...
1027 1934-12-17 Memo Columbia and Paramount would discontinue National Board of Review (NBR) and do not want wording changed. Kelly at MGM w...
2683 1934-12-18 Memo In relation to the compilation of a list of objectionable films still being exhibited that were released prior to 15 Jul...
2375 1934-12-21 Letter Regarding the proposal for the PCA approval seal to appear in the main title of short subjects to avoid the need for ext...
2635 1934-12-21 Letter Reminding Hays to raise the issue of shortening the PCA seal of approval on short subjects with Breen.
1086 1934-12-28 Memo Hays should send letter to MPPDA members in New York advising them of the change of Production Code procedure in regard ...
2370 1934-12-28 Memo Gigolette (RKO) is finally acceptable under Production Code provisions. To be released 29 December 1934. The Battle (Uni...
1131 1935-01-03 Letter All films produced abroad and on the East Coast will henceforth go through the West Coast PCA machinery. Hart will only...
2691 1935-01-05 Letter Hays suggests reissues should be submitted for PCA approval prior to re-release.
2690 1935-01-07 Memo Apparently most companies are not interested in reissues as they perform badly. Milliken feels they should still be subj...
2638 1935-01-07 Letter Both Warner brothers agree with Hays on the decision to have all East Coast and foreign films submitted to the PCA for a...
2637 1935-01-09 Letter Agreeing with the decision to have East Coast and foreign production submitted to the PCA.
2689 1935-01-16 Telegram Unanimous decision reached on reissues -- they need to be submitted and approved by the PCA.
2685 1935-01-18 Memo Informing Breen that the companies have been informed that reissues must receive PCA approval.
2557 1935-01-21 Letter Thanking Hays for information regarding clauses ensuring compliance with the Production Code and the financial charges i...
2511 1935-01-31 Memo Another example of problem with double features: family film suitable for children exhibited with film appropriate only ...
2512 1935-01-31 Memo King of Kings and Two Kinds of Women were shown together in a double feature.
2509 1935-02-01 Memo Memo on double features and the problems associated with them. Palfreyman notes instances when two vastly different film...
2510 1935-02-01 Memo Memo compiling opinions on double features taken from recent studies and reports -- opinions are against double billing.
1117 1935-02-03 Memo Summary of MPPDA initiatives in education, for Hays' information prior to a meeting with Walter A. Jessup of the Carnegi...
2559 1935-02-04 Memo Asking Milliken to compile a memo listing the work of the MPPDA in relation to the development of pedagogic films, for a...
2681 1935-02-08 Correspondence Certain films currently in circulation need to be withdrawn because they are not acceptable under the new provisions of ...
1134 1935-02-10 Correspondence Correspondence re movies recommended for withdrawal from circulation, especially in the light of the Catholic banned lis...
2680 1935-02-15 Letter Fox has withdrawn George White's Scandals and Hoopla from circulation. These two films have been included on the list de...
2679 1935-02-16 Letter Hays thanks Clark for withdrawing Fox's George White's Scandals and Hoopla from circulation. These two films have been i...
2466 1935-02-19 Memo Hays is asking First Division Pictures to submit its advertising material for approval under the code.
2665 1935-02-20 Letter A list of various films currently in circulation that are not considered appropriate under the Production Code. These fi...
2676 1935-02-20 Memo The list of films currently in circulation that are not acceptable under the Code. There are three classifications -- im...
2677 1935-02-20 Telegram The list of films currently in circulation that are not acceptable under the Code. There are three classifications -- im...
2678 1935-02-20 Memo Justifies the reasons for the inclusion of the Warner Bros. films in the list of objectionable films (11-0539) currently...
2465 1935-02-21 Memo Nine press books from First Division Pictures, Inc. have been reviewed and if they had been submitted under the Advertis...
2666 1935-02-22 Letter Columbia has not replied to Hays' letter concerning the elimination from further distribution of films considered inappr...
2667 1935-02-22 Letter Universal has not replied to Hays' letter concerning the elimination from further distribution of films considered inapp...
2668 1935-02-22 Letter United Artists has not replied to Hays' letter concerning the elimination from further distribution of films considered ...
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