ID Date Type Description Summary
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 ...
2669 1935-02-22 Letter Paramount has not replied to Hays' letter concerning the elimination from further distribution of films considered inapp...
2670 1935-02-22 Letter Warner Bros. has not replied to Hays' letter concerning the elimination from further distribution of films considered in...
2671 1935-02-22 Letter RKO has not replied to Hays' letter concerning the elimination from further distribution of films considered inappropria...
2672 1935-02-22 Letter MGM has not replied to Hays' letter concerning the elimination from further distribution of films considered inappropria...
2673 1935-02-22 Telegram RKO's Finishing School should be withdrawn immediately and not re-released.
2675 1935-02-22 Letter RKO's Finishing School should be withdrawn immediately and not re-released. The film was originally left off the list of...
2674 1935-02-22 Telegram RKO's Finishing School was inadvertently left off the list of films currently in circulation that are no longer acceptab...
2664 1935-02-23 Letter The development of a new classification system for films currently in circulation that don't carry the PCA seal of appro...
2662 1935-02-25 Warner Bros. promises to withdraw the films it has in circulation that have been deemed inappropriate under the Producti...
2663 1935-02-25 Letter Breen wants no film to be reissued without PCA approval. Films currently in circulation without PCA approval will now ne...
2661 1935-02-26 Letter Acknowledging assurances from Warner Bros. that they will withdraw their films currently in circulation that have been d...
2632 1935-03-01 Memo Outlines the form the new PCA seal for short subjects will take if approved by the Board -- Hays feels this design is th...
2657 1935-03-06 Letter Columbia will withdraw So This Is Africa and Hell Cat -- two films deemed no longer acceptable under the Production Code...
2658 1935-03-06 Letter RKO is presented with a problem regarding the withdrawal of certain films deemed inappropriate under the Production Code...
2659 1935-03-06 Letter Paramount agrees to immediately recall all prints of films deemed inappropriate under the Production Code and will recal...
2560 1935-03-12 Letter Ideas on how the motion picture, as a medium, can be best used as an educational tools. Pedagogic films.
2622 1935-03-22 Letter Quigley is sending Hays Doctor Tippy's letter which details his opinion of the Production Code -- an opinion he gave in ...
2621 1935-03-23 Letter Thanking Quigley for Doctor Tippy's letter which details his opinion of the Production Code -- an opinion he gave in a s...
2619 1935-03-26 Resolution Sending a copy of the resolution allowing short subjects the briefer, and less costly, "approved" seal as opposed to the...
3198 1935-03-30 Letter Hays responds to correspondence from Jessup, who has suggested that the role of motion pictures in education deserves fu...
2651 1935-05-08 Letter Any film released prior to 15 July 1934 that is reissued must be submitted to and approved by the PCA.
2591 1935-05-09 Memo There needs to be a system whereby theatre owners, particularly those not affiliated with majors, can find out which fil...
2610 1935-05-10 Letter Regarding the ongoing problem of the PCA seal of approval -- again a suggestion that the feature film seal be replaced w...
2649 1935-05-13 Letter The issue of reissues of films under the Production Code -- if a film was both released and released prior to the Code b...
2590 1935-05-14 Letter Schaefer proposes that the trade papers could run a list every week of films that have been approved by the PCA -- as th...
2589 1935-05-20 Memo A list of all films that carry the PCA seal of approval has been sent to affiliated theatres and this list will be updat...
2588 1935-05-21 Letter A list of all films that carry the PCA seal of approval has been sent to affiliated theatres and this list will be updat...
2609 1935-05-28 Letter Some theatres are removing the PCA seal of approval -- Quigley feels this would not happen if the seal appeared in emble...
2608 1935-05-29 Letter Acknowledging Quigley's letter regarding the trend of some theatres removing the PCA seal of approval from a print.
2607 1935-06-03 Letter Quigley is suggesting the PCA seal of approval and certificate number could be displayed as an emblem instead of a scree...
1127 1935-06-05 Correspondence Concern about the practice of some exhibitors eliminating the PCA Seal. Many fail to distinguish between censorship and...
2606 1935-06-07 Letter Acknowledging Quigley's letter suggesting the PCA seal of approval and certificate number could be displayed as an emble...
2539 1935-06-11 Memo Pettijohn's opinion on what should be done now that the Motion Picture Code has been abandoned. Includes a long memo fro...
2584 1935-06-12 Letter Zanuck does have a kidnapping story he would like to film -- at this stage it is just an idea, there is no script. Kidna...
2583 1935-06-13 Letter Sending Hays a copy of Zanuck's letter detailing his proposed kidnapping story.
2582 1935-06-14 Memo List of current films and stories that could be adaptable that deal with the issue of kidnapping. The PCA are strongly a...
2648 1935-06-20 Memo After 1 August 1935, all films that are reissued must carry the PCA seal of approval.
2542 1935-06-25 Memo Information about Republic Pictures Corporation (merger of Mascot, Monogram, Majestic and "one other producer") in relat...
2700 1935-06-25 Memo Information about Republic Pictures Corporation (merger of Mascot, Monogram, Majestic and "one other producer") in relat...
2462 1935-07-27 Correspondence Small file of correspondence relating to each member of the Board of Directors signing the resolution concerning the enf...
2565 1935-08-05 Letter Sending Hays a list of the words and phrases that are unacceptable under the Production Code -- see the list 11-0276.
2461 1935-08-20 Resolution Sending a copy of the resolution regarding the enforcement of the Advertising Code.
2573 1935-08-30 Memo The script of the Fox film with working title "Snatched" has been approved by the PCA. There has been concern over this ...
1122 1935-09-05 Memo Breen wants a moratorium on all pictures showing American gangsters -- specifically G-Man pictures. He has had compla...
1119 1935-09-06 Memo Notice that the financing of the PCA is being rearranged so that foreign and non-member companies can be charged a fixed...
2564 1935-09-06 Letter The new list (or an additional list) of words not acceptable under the Production Code. Women shall not be referred to ...
1121 1935-09-06 Letter Although G-Man pictures comply with all the tenets of the Code, their excessive violence and brutality have been causing...
2566 1935-09-06 Memo There is great concern over the number of crime/gangster films being produced (or G-Men pictures as they are dubbed). An...
2536 1935-09-18 Memo Information for Hays regarding Anti-trust Laws in light of the proposal to introduce enforced arbitration.
2538 1935-09-18 Memo Information for Hays on the relevant policy relating to the decision of whether the motion picture industry should apply...
2520 1935-09-19 Press release Press release of Hays' annual report, detailing the upcoming types of movies that will establish the motion picture as t...
2471 1935-09-25 Letter Covering letter accompanying the dissemination of the Survey and Report on Screen Advertising (13 September 1935), plus ...
2478 1935-09-26 Letter The wife of the late Senator Huey Long objects to a proposed Universal film about the life of her husband.
2479 1935-10-01 Letter Hays assures the wife of the late Senator Huey Long that he would do whatever he could to aid her as Universal is planni...
1132 1935-10-01 Correspondence Resistance to any re-issue of I'm No Angel and She Done Him Wrong. Code.Reissues and the process of certification -- ins...
2469 1935-10-02 Correspondence Returning an advertising report that Hays circulated on 25 September 1935. Useful cache of documents - both the report i...
2641 1935-10-06 Letter What is the current state of She Done Him Wrong and I'm No Angel's applications for PCA approval? Breen is of the opinio...
2535 1935-10-07 Memo Memo suggesting the possibility of enforced arbitration -- a response to the trade practice issues that have occurred si...
2640 1935-10-07 Letter Both She Done Him Wrong and I'm No Angel are having great difficulty gaining PCA approval. Breen feels they should not b...
2533 1935-10-09 Memo Pettijohn feels it is up to the heads of the various companies (and no one else) to solve these trade practice issues as...
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