ID Date Type Description Summary
2091 1927-04-01 Journal/magazine article "Motion Pictures and Their Censors" -- edited version of April 1927 article by Hays in American Review of Reviews
323 1927-04-08 Memo 'Our effort to organize the interest of various nationwide groups, like the YMCA, parent-teacher associations, Women's C...
366 1927-04-21 Speech/address This is a transcript of a speech made by Hays at an unnamed function in New York (apparently Department of Justice repre...
417 1927-04-21 Statement General statement by Hays to a representative of the Department of Justice. He speaks at length about the industry, inc...
2053 1927-05-11 Memo Purposes of the MPPDA listed, along with a description of its general activities - these are notes for Hays' speech at t...
2052 1927-05-17 Press clipping/s Extracts from press reports on founding of the Academy
346 1927-05-19 Pamphlet 'Is the Trend in Motion Pictures Upward?" Rev. Wm. Sheafe Chase pamphlet on the state of the movies, with his criticis...
341 1927-05-24 Report of meeting This appears to be the original formulation of the Don'ts and Be-Carefuls. In drawing them up, "the Committee has in mi...
310 1927-06-01 Various There is a controversy concerning the film adaptation of The Ruined Lady, which allegedly was blocked by Hays when propo...
325 1927-06-08 Letter Steps to be followed in making films available for the Harvard Film Library. Other correspondence on the same theme is ...
1410 1927-06-19 Report Beatty highlights the problem of studios being accused of plagiarism. The situation is so bad that most producers are r...
344 1927-07-01 Correspondence Hays seeks comment from studio representatives on the action for a 10% pay cut. They reply at length, giving their own ...
464 1927-07-19 Letter AMPAS economy meetings with actors. Beetson: "The result I gleaned from the conference was that the freelance actor, es...
396 1927-07-31 Miscellaneous Large volume of material on two Caddo pictures, The Mating Call (about KKK) and The Racket. Hughes very reluctant to ag...
1378 1927-08-01 Letter and enclosure/s Concerns an enclosed letter from Rachel Smith (Famous Players Studio School). Sent to Trotti because the letter is so po...
2047 1927-08-15 Letter and enclosure/s Reporting activities of the Academy, and enclosing bulletins
3226 1927-09-01 Article Settling It Out of Court, System, the Magazine for Business, September 1926. Article by Hays on Arbitration in the moti...
345 1927-09-06 Letter This informs Andrews of a resolution of the Federated Church Brotherhoods of California, to the effect that the stage an...
352 1927-10-01 Press release Claims that the Federal Trade Commission conference has been a success and that similar meetings will be held annually. ...
2068 1927-10-10 Speech/address Remarks by Will H. Hays at Trade Practices Conference. Includes a list of member companies of the MPPDA and a summary o...
2060 1927-10-10 Miscellaneous Typescripts of series of articles on "The Best Cared For Children in America," on children in the motion picture industr...
2077 1927-10-17 Resolution/s MPPDA resolution and other notices observing the death of Sam Warner.
2079 1927-10-24 Letter and enclosure/s Hays sends Warner clippings about Vitaphone
309 1927-10-28 Letter Exchange of letters. Brecher points out to Hays that regardless of any agreement reached at the Trade Practice Conferenc...
1383 1927-11-12 Memo Memo informing Hays that the United Press are sending out an article entitled "Denies Movies Cause Increase in Crime". I...
377 1927-11-18 Letter Apparently the French Ambassador has been criticizing the industry, and Hays has come to its defence.
367 1927-11-28 Press statement Concerns exhibition of religious motion pictures at Sunday evening church services.
371 1927-12-02 Letter In Baraboo, Wisconsin, they want shows that will "cater to the general family trade with thorough guarantee against show...
372 1927-12-03 Letter Expressing his approval and admiration of the recently-advertised Don'ts and Be-Carefuls, then objecting to a picture th...
1369 1927-12-19 Correspondence Letter to Hays informing him that there have been several complaints against Paramount and Metro in relation to block bo...
2048 1927-12-21 Letter Reporting activities of the Academy: free-lance actors' contract completed, technicians examining improved methods of li...
2087 1928-01-01 Journal/magazine article "Shall We Condemn the Movies?" An interview with Hays. No source identified.
406 1928-01-04 Memo This document illustrates the ambitions that the MPPDA cherishes for the Church and Drama Association CDA before their r...
1471 1928-01-04 Letter McGee, a friend of Hays, is developing a trackless train idea, like one recently done, that could be used for publicity ...
1304 1928-01-04 Letter Harry Warner to Hays, denouncing advertising for Woman of Affairs and a few other companies as well. Hays writes to comp...
415 1928-01-11 Miscellaneous The English picture Dawn (about Edith Cavell), produced by Wilcox, is offensive to the German government, so the MPPDA h...
1458 1928-01-17 Correspondence Demonstrations of incandescent lighting by the Technicians Branch of the Academy. These demonstrations are of new techno...
421 1928-01-18 Resumes "Memo for Mr. Hays" on the development of the SRC. Joy cites instances of his successes, and those occasions when the SR...
392 1928-01-30 Pamphlet, letter 'Memorandum in re Brookhart Bill." Pettijohn sent this to Hays for his opinion, saying it was imperative that something ...
472 1928-03-01 Press release The MPPDA replies to charges of pro-Hoover political bias in newsreels, instigated by Frank Rembusch ('Mr. Hays operates...
497 1928-03-01 Correspondence The difficulties involved in getting French approval of The Foreign Legion, and the necessity of achieving such approval...
1488 1928-03-06 Miscellaneous Information regarding the introduction of cultural courses on motion pictures into colleges. The first such course, on p...
494 1928-03-23 Letter Universal has doubts about aspects of the scenario of Grease Paint, which it proposes to film. They refer the question ...
419 1928-04-02 Letter Lott, former Department of Justice official, is out for blood over block-booking and the Film Boards of Trade and "their...
400 1928-05-07 Letter In part: "Concerted effort on the part of all in this office [the AMPP] to line everybody up solidly in order that there...
3239 1928-05-10 Correspondence Walsh alleges plagiarism by Paramount Lasky in a Bebe Daniels film. Paramount denies it. Walsh persists, claiming he m...
2084 1928-05-23 Letter Reporting meetings relating to a cameraman's code of ethics.
428 1928-05-24 Memo Milliken notes tendencies in the kinds of censorable material currently being produced. Despite gruesomeness, offensive...
493 1928-05-28 Correspondence Universal try to get an English ban on Phantom of the Opera lifted. Universal representative Bryson, friend of Herron, i...
483 1928-06-01 Memo Specific censorship problems in the dialogue of the new talkies from Warner Bros.
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