ID Date Type Description Summary
1091 1934-03-30 Letter The likelihood that Doctor Monica will have to be rejected. Great concern over the abortion angle. Includes synopsis o...
1042 1934-03-30 Memo Re meeting with Eddie Golden, who was trying to bargain independent producers abiding by Production Code and Advertising...
1000 1934-04-01 Miscellaneous Expressing approval of Hays action over ban on Dillinger film.
1035 1934-04-02 Letter Outlining the new resolution requiring distribution contracts to ensure the Production and Advertising Codes are upheld....
1001 1934-04-04 Letter and enclosure/s Enclosing Motion Picture Herald clipping on public and press approval of Hays ban of Dillinger film: "Enclosed is the pr...
2426 1934-04-11 Letter All contracts with outside distributors must ensure that the rules and regulations of the MPPDA, and particularly the Pr...
1110 1934-04-20 Letter Confirming AMPP agreement that each studio provide "a strong man" for the purpose of Production Code enforcement to liai...
1975 1934-04-23 Memo Every film produced by Fox will carry the MPPDA seal.
967 1934-04-24 Letter MPPDA seal will appear on all WB films from now on
1043 1934-04-25 Letter He proposed to other companies that they follow his plan of sending Hammell to Coast to supervise Production Code matter...
1002 1934-04-28 Letter Catholic approval of Hays ban on Dillinger film -- along with a number of other letters all approving, from women's gr...
2422 1934-05-01 Letter Responding to Hays' letter asking the studios to appoint a staff member to liaison with the Studio Relations Committee o...
1973 1934-05-08 Letter Everyone happy to see MPPDA seal appear on every film.
1996 1934-05-12 Correspondence Letters and a resolution made by the church -- in support of Hays.
1044 1934-05-14 Letter Discusses the designation of a studio staff member to operate as the ongoing and consistent contact for the Studio Relat...
2007 1934-05-17 Memo Repeatoscope -- device that projects pictures in the lobby of theatres (with optional nickel slot) -- includes pictures...
1045 1934-05-24 Letter Heads of story departments suggested they should receive copies of Breen letters to studios on Production Code matters t...
2421 1934-05-28 Letter Response to Hays' letter suggesting that Story Department heads receive copies of MPPDA correspondence regarding Product...
1116 1934-05-28 Memo A list of the Board members of the Motion Picture Research Council, with comments. "Professionals" include William H. S...
1107 1934-06-15 Memo Wingate succeeded Joy as director of Studio Relations in mid-October 1932. Breen succeeded Wingate in January 1934, but...
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...
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