ID Date Type Description Summary
505 1929-10-04 Speech/address Re redrafting of formula to Code - Hays recites the history of the crises in 1924 and 1927, the problem of "the injectio...
508 1929-10-08 Letter Community conference -- complaints over vulgar short subjects. Wants First National to cooperate with Joy
548 1929-10-10 Letter MPPDA Technical Committee and AMPAS Technical Bureau (members of both listed) working on standardizing the shape of came...
539 1929-10-11 Letter Violation of profanity Don'ts in The Lady Lies: "It is, indeed, most unfortunate that this cannot be corrected. Nearly ...
510 1929-10-29 Letter Reply to editorial suggesting Hays should operate an "iron hand," outlining need for self-regulation
2109 1929-11-15 Assessment of the arbitration situation in the industry, following the Thacher court decision. Includes 20 September 192...
2134 1929-11-22 Letter Sending copy of award for exhibitors for "excellency in the reproduction of sound pictures."
639 1929-11-22 Memo Summary of speeches at the Convention of the MPTO of Ohio in Columbus on November 19-20. Myers, Rembusch, Lightman, Pet...
1490 1929-12-03 Speech/address "Arbitration in Business" by Hays.
3200 1929-12-03 Letter Lichtenberg is requesting an essay by Hays on the general subject of arbitration in business for educational purposes. T...
536 1929-12-20 Letter Documents on the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America (FCCCA) Commission on the Motion Picture and Drama in...
600 1929-12-20 Letter 'Previewing." Hays explains the whole concept behind previewing -- "We are not only making motion pictures but we are ...
601 1929-12-20 Typescript 'The Motion Picture Conference." Outline of the public relations function of the motion picture conference (including l...
1281 1929-12-20 Miscellaneous Anticipating the forthcoming Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America (FCCCA) report on motion pictures, Millike...
703 1930-01-03 Memo Party Girl not yet reviewed by Fisher. McGoldrick thinks no amount of cutting can clean it up
2184 1930-01-04 Telegram Publicity Directors' meeting discuses advertising, particularly of Party Girl. Several expressions of regret about laps...
2193 1930-01-06 Journal/magazine editorials Two editorials in The Commonweal, critical of Hays and Milliken, with memo from McKenzie to Milliken
678 1930-01-07 Memo Hays memo on a conference with Wanger on Code -- negotiation over the viability of the old "Don'ts." Wanger wants a Co...
2201 1930-01-15 Memo Discussing which account should pay for expenses of exhibitor organization members coming to conferences on the Uniform ...
679 1930-01-24 Letter Early letter emphasizing the necessity for a new code of practice with the coming of sound.Hays, writing in Hollywood, w...
671 1930-02-10 Record of meeting Discussion of Production Code in its draft form. Stenographic transcript of a meeting between producers, Lord, Quigley,...
680 1930-02-12 Letter "We [he and Lord?] have spent the day putting into final form the conclusions of the sub-committee reached on yesterday"...
1562 1930-02-15 Memo In Chicago, advertisements for The Grand Parade are set out in such a way as to imply that it is actually an advertiseme...
2194 1930-02-17 Journal/magazine editorials Editorials from The Churchman from June to August 1929
1236 1930-02-18 Memo Interviews with prominent churchmen concerning the probable church reaction in the event of a successful prosecution of ...
681 1930-02-20 Letter Hays writes from Hollywood, saying there should be no publicity about Code until it is adopted by MPPDA. "It is no doubt...
682 1930-02-21 Letter Writing en route to New York, Hays discusses the method of financing the immediate implementation of the Production Code...
1259 1930-02-24 Memo Joy seeks and receives clarification about several Code matters, especially guidelines that apply to material that has a...
684 1930-02-24 Memo Questions on Code operation in relation to Formula; wants more information on foreign censorship; suggests withdrawing f...
683 1930-02-26 Telegram Hays understands Quigley "very much hurt" over Variety publication of Code, and asks Lord to mollify him.
1258 1930-03-01 Memo Joy wants to stop giving financial support to the National Board of Review (NBR), but Hays reacts cautiously despite the...
1264 1930-03-01 Correspondence Hays seeks the opinions of member companies as to whether to adopt Joy's suggestion to sever links with the National Boa...
1257 1930-03-04 Memo Joy wants more foreign censorship information which has not been forthcoming to date. Hays urges Herron to get on with ...
702 1930-03-08 Memo New York eliminations on Party Girl
1597 1930-03-11 Memo DeBra informing Hays of various proposals for the preservation of films of historical value. Included with this memo is ...
685 1930-03-18 Letter Letter on Production Code and AMPP: "the earnest purpose of the producers is obvious and the method of enforcement shoul...
1654 1930-03-18 Letter Re profanity in motion pictures. Jack Warner replying to pleas from MPPDA to tone down profanity. Questions individual's...
686 1930-03-26 Letter letters with press release sent to 1900 daily newspapers in US -- more detailed letter sent to 677 editorial writers o...
1252 1930-03-28 Letter Re the misrepresentation of South America in US movies, and the use of South Americans as villains. Will the new Code m...
2200 1930-04-04 Letter History of exhibitors' organizations since 1917 - MPEAA, MPTOA, Allied States.
1250 1930-04-07 Letter Contrary to the public's impression, many movies have yet to be released that were made before the implementation of the...
1272 1930-04-11 Letter and reply Complaint that reference to an "electric ice-box" is pro-Frigidaire propaganda
1280 1930-04-16 Letter, memo The difficulty of getting censorship repealed in Chicago in the face of bad and salacious advertising
1249 1930-04-16 Letter Evidence of early studio cooperation with the Code; description of distribution and functions of personnel in early Code...
1227 1930-04-17 Letter, memo The difficulty of getting censorship repealed in Chicago in the face of bad and salacious advertising
1571 1930-04-19 Letter Regarding The Little Accident and Strictly Dishonorable and the Formula. Joy inquiries as to whether either have gone th...
690 1930-05-05 Letter As yet Hughes had not signed the Production Code for Caddo, nor Christie for Christies Film Co, DeMille, Griffith, Roach...
1646 1930-05-06 Letter Inquiring about the laws preventing the exhibition or importation of fight films. Hess replies.
1627 1930-05-14 Letters Responding to a criticism of Her Unborn Child and Montana Moon.
1557 1930-05-23 Letter Regarding the advertising for the film Ladies of Leisure (although Markham refers to it as "Women of Leisure"). The repl...
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