ID Date Type Description Summary
2780 1936-01-06 Memo Regarding the creation of local conciliation boards for trade disputes between exhibitors and distributors.
2824 1936-01-06 Memo Lists the number of foreign films released in the United States in 1934 and the countries of origin. Total 174. Germany ...
2825 1936-01-06 Memo Issues relating to the fees charged for foreign films submitted to the PCA for approval. Included is small amount of cor...
1151 1936-01-08 Memo The PCA policy on illegitimacy.
2786 1936-01-09 Memo Bell and Howell's application for membership to the MPPDA is still pending.
2821 1936-01-31 Memo Fox is refusing to continue submitting a couple of short subject series to the PCA for approval as they are made up of n...
2820 1936-02-05 Letter Regarding the situation of short subject series that are made up of news reel footage -- should they be submitted to PCA...
2822 1936-02-19 Memo Outlines which companies have and have not been using the clause of 4 March 1933 -- clause to be inserted into contracts...
2817 1936-03-21 Memo Many member and non member companies are in contact with the PCA regarding questionable material, sequences, characters,...
2764 1936-03-27 List of personnel Attendance list and list of proxies for the Board of Directors meeting.
2756 1936-04-21 Telegram The Pope's encyclical has been mistranslated -- he hasn't demanded a greater control of motion pictures -- he has congra...
2757 1936-04-21 Memo There has been a mistranslation of an address given by the Pope -- confusing the words control and regulation in relatio...
2753 1936-04-22 Telegram Pope has praised Catholic bishops and citizens in the United States for the improved moral decency of motion pictures.
2754 1936-04-22 Letter In relation to the improvements of the quality and morality of motion pictures -- "I may say that they are moving in the...
2755 1936-04-22 Telegram The Pope's encyclical has been mistranslated -- he hasn't demanded a greater control of motion pictures -- he has congra...
2752 1936-04-23 Letter The Pope has praised the motion pictures and their improved moral decency.
2785 1936-04-30 Telegram Pickford-Lasky Productions wants to apply for Class A membership to the MPPDA.
2816 1936-05-01 Memo Some foreign films (particularly British films) while approved by the PCA are not carrying the official PCA seal of appr...
2815 1936-05-04 Memo Foreign films -- particularly British films -- have been approved by the PCA but do not carry the official PCA seal of a...
1143 1936-05-11 Memo Re trade practice regulation to counter statutory control of the motion picture industry
2778 1936-05-11 Memo Trade practice conference held between executive committee of MPTOA and the sales managers of the distributors -- discus...
2779 1936-05-11 Memo Trade practice issues - influenced by the end of the NRA.
2818 1936-05-17 Letter Breen wants Hays to instruct all companies that requests for the opinion of the PCA on potential production material mus...
2812 1936-05-18 Letter Acknowledging the position of Lenauer -- a distributor of foreign films -- in regards to the costs of obtaining the PCA ...
2809 1936-06-01 Letter Sending Hays information regarding the release of independent productions that have not received the formal PCA seal of ...
2823 1936-06-10 Letter Outlining, for the PCA records, the fees relating to obtaining PCA approval. Small file included relating to the issue o...
2808 1936-06-11 Letter Independents are releasing films prior to receiving PCA approval.
2728 1936-06-22 Memo Proposes to tackle the problem of double features as an economic trend -- find a solution through economics instead of d...
2726 1936-07-06 Memo Thoughts on double features -- more theatres are playing double features in self defense than those playing them to rais...
2777 1936-09-14 Memo Allied States Association is starting a slush fund for lobbying and legal costs -- demanding changes to the current trad...
2782 1936-09-25 Letter Sending Samuel Goldwyn an application form for Class A membership to the MPPDA.
2781 1936-09-28 Telegram Arranging for time for Board of Directors to discuss Samuel Goldwyn Productions' application for Class A membership to t...
2769 1936-10-02 Letter Educational Studios, Inc. has resigned from the MPPDA -- no longer producing in Hollywood.
2773 1936-10-07 Memo Regarding trade practice regulation -- the current proposed bills to divorce exhibition from production. Primary issues ...
2772 1936-10-16 Memo Outlines a discussion with MGM -- attempting to change the exhibition contract to ease trade relations between distribut...
2802 1936-10-21 Letter Sending out a copy of the Production Code, resolution for uniform interpretation, the memo on crime pictures and the res...
2771 1936-10-22 Memo Exhibitors in Philadelphia have voiced an internal interest in working out local conciliation within their organisation ...
2725 1936-10-30 Resolution Resolution on double features in Maryland -- no longer obligated to exhibited low grade films designed solely to be seco...
2826 1936-11-02 Memo, press summary Don Craig has written an article for the Washington DC News that criticizes the work of the PCA on the grounds that it w...
2770 1936-11-04 Memo Independent exhibitors in Iowa are beginning to work together and lobby for reforms to exhibition contracts and tax laws...
2790 1936-11-05 Correspondence Regarding a theatre in Indianapolis connected to a circuit for Paramount-Fox pictures.
1145 1936-12-14 Letter Hays is concerned there may be a development of jokes concerning the abdication of King Edward VIII. The importance of a...
2800 1936-12-14 Letter Hays is concerned there may be a development of jokes concerning the abdication of King Edward VIII. The fear is offensi...
2799 1936-12-18 Letter Hays is concerned there may be a development of jokes concerning the abdication of King Edward VIII -- Breen assures him...
1168 1936-12-23 Memo Summary of the development of the Production Code prior to the Trade Practice Conference of 1927.
3185 1936-12-23 Memo Summary of significant modifications of the Production Code between 1930 and 1934.
2870 1937-01-01 Letter Regarding the title "Court House Square" -- MGM was in negotiations to buy the book of that name then bought a book with...
2842 1937-01-26 Memo Calling for an informal inquiry into members of Allied States obtaining liability insurance from foreign companies -- in...
2856 1937-02-24 Letter Double feature screening of The Stowaway (with Shirley Temple) and At The Opera (Charlie Chan film) -- young boy was fri...
2948 1937-03-16 Letter Congratulatory letter to Warner Bros. for having very few references to liquor or drinking in their recent films.
2893 1937-03-18 Memo With the merging of subsidiaries and RKO, Hays wants to arrange for Leo Spitz to represent the company as member and dir...
2881 1937-04-07 Memo The Production Code should not be used to further the circulation of films made for advertising purposes.
2877 1937-05-06 Letter and enclosure/s Brandt wants to bring back the arbitration boards -- he has written an enclosed article on the subject.
2876 1937-05-11 Memo Harry Brandt wants to bring back the arbitration boards -- Hays says that the MPPDA is unable to involve itself in the m...
2837 1937-06-30 Memo Relating to photographs of Joan Blondell taken by a 'candid cameraman' and printed in Modern Screen magazine. This break...
2852 1937-07-07 Memo Reporting a Phoenix theatre owner who does not show double features -- his shows consist of a feature, newsreel and shor...
2839 1937-09-07 Letter Relating to the issue of advertising and stars who are loaned out to other studios. These stars can not be advertised as...
2863 1937-09-29 Letter Asking for attendance at a meeting with the Advisory Committee on Motion Pictures in Education - there are a couple of r...
2862 1937-10-05 Memo Outlines the situation of all member companies in relation to the motion pictures in education short subject programs - ...
2859 1937-10-12 Letter Sending the report of the Advisory Committee on Motion Pictures in Education to members.
2834 1937-10-13 Correspondence Twentieth Century-Fox is distributing the Principal Pictures' film Tarzan's Revenge and wants the company to ensure the ...
1163 1937-10-13 Memo Revised procedure for handling appeals from decisions of PCA.
1164 1937-10-13 Memo Rejection of the WB short "Clean Pastures" as a travesty of religion and the "deepest religious emotions in the hearts o...
2860 1937-10-14 Letter Presenting the report of the Advisory Committee on Motion Pictures in Education - all very positive.
2866 1937-10-15 Letter Asking members to familiarize themselves with the enclosed information suggesting a similar Act to the Guffey Act for th...
2882 1937-10-21 Letter Sending Breen yet another copy of the Resolution of Uniform Interpretation, Resolution regarding the submission of scrip...
3140 1937-11-15 Memos Arising from a plan of Walter Lantz Productions (the company making Universal cartoons) to produce a one-reel picture fo...
2851 1937-11-19 Letter, article Sending Hays an article calling for an end to double feature screenings that will be published in an upcoming edition of...
2895 1937-12-23 Letter Outlining the meeting of the Will Rogers Memorial Commission and the work undertaken by the Commission. Includes a file ...
2846 1937-12-31 Letter Sending Hays the information regarding the situation with Charlie Chaplin and Fred Futter -- Futter intends to place Cha...
1180 1937-12-31 Letter Hays asks for assistance in his efforts to have the level of customs duties in Argentina reduced. There is an enormous ...
2844 1938-01-05 Letter Asking for any further advice regarding the situation with Charlie Chaplin and Fred Futter -- Futter intends to place Ch...
2904 1938-01-10 Letter Advising companies about the work of the Advisory Committee on Education in Motion Pictures and the desire to establish ...
2906 1938-01-12 Memo Fox are concerned over the production of "Goofytone News" by Columbia as it bears too great a resemblance to "Fox Moviet...
2903 1938-01-18 Letter Giving permission for the Educational Films pictures that have been approved by the Advisory Committee on Education in M...
2951 1938-01-20 Memo Regarding the proposed resolution ensuring PCA approved and non approved films are not exhibited or advertised together.
2897 1938-01-26 Memo Relating to the Advertising Code Resolution (12 January 1938) -- Hess is reworking it. Included here is another copy of ...
1196 1938-03-16 Correspondence Hays asks Breen to separate the procedure of governing Code enforcement, which is enforceable, and advice on industry po...
3191 1938-03-16 Correspondence Hays asks Breen to separate the procedure of governing Code enforcement, which is enforceable, and advice on industry po...
2945 1938-04-06 Letter The issue of PCA approved and non-PCA approved films appearing together in the one program.
3057 1938-04-28 Letter Asking for the use of Paramount films by the Teaching Film Custodians, Inc. It seems the licensing agreement is not as e...
2899 1938-06-14 Correspondence Small file on the discussions between the Advisory Committee on Education in Motion Pictures and the studios regarding t...
1208 1938-06-15 Miscellaneous General alarm about the increasing number of movies featuring crime, horror, and violence generally. Analysis of this t...
2913 1938-06-16 Letter Arranging the continuation of a meeting of the Board of Directors.
2918 1938-07-01 Leaflet "Film Industry Ever Seeking Improvement" by Will Hays -- there is no date or source but an obvious publicity push in wha...
1216 1938-07-11 Various The question has arisen as to how to deal with war-related films with ideological import. The question of PCA jurisdict...
2912 1938-07-19 Memo Deciding on the Grand National picture -- does Hays want Herron to be there?
1189 1938-07-28 Miscellaneous Concern about Selznick's plan to make a movie of the Titanic disaster (directed by Hitchcock) because of the probable Br...
1188 1938-09-01 Letter An official sponsorship deal, involving the financing of an entertainment film by Lucky Strike cigarettes, is proposed b...
2940 1938-09-16 Memo Regarding fees for PCA services -- should the fees for cheaply produced features be higher than they are and should ther...
2925 1938-09-26 Memo Informing Hays of updates in the James Stahlman situation -- includes the MPPDA file on Stahlman.
2924 1938-09-27 Memo Hays has spoken with James Stahlman (publisher of the Nashville Banner) about the United Press service situation.
2901 1938-10-14 Report Another copy of the 1937 report of the Advisory Committee on Education in Motion Pictures.
2938 1938-10-18 Letter Breen is suggesting that PCA charges should be waived for the MGM two reel short The World Is Ours -- the film was made ...
2937 1938-10-20 Letter The PCA charges will be waived for the MGM two reel short The World Is Ours -- the film was made as part of the industry...
1201 1938-11-10 Memo Re Motion Picture's Greatest Year Advertising campaign. While direct box-office results are hard to prove, this was eff...
2922 1938-11-22 Memo Reliance Pictures is finishing up but Reliance vice-president Ed Small is forming Ed Small Productions -- can MPPDA memb...
2933 1938-11-23 Memo Almost all the studios now have a boys gang series -- this trend is worrying as they do not adhere to the general princi...
1181 1938-11-30 Memo Spyros Skouras has been complaining to Palfreyman about double-billing, which has escalated in some cases to 3 or 4 movi...
2958 1938-12-10 Correspondence Letters informing member companies of the cooperation between the industry and educators regarding the use of motion pic...
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