ID Date Type Description Summary
2217 1930-07-10 Letters Complaint from two newspapermen -- one in an editorial -- on the representation of newspapermen in pictures. Wilstach re...
712 1930-07-31 Memo WB non-compliance with Production Code in East
711 1930-08-01 Memo Production Code violations by WB film Golden Dawn -- which had been passed without eliminations by New York and Virgin...
1261 1930-08-05 Letter and enclosure/s Encloses letter from Archbishop Hayes to Wilfrid Parsons, 07-25-1930, in support of the idea of the Code. Quigley sent ...
1563 1930-08-06 Memo Concerning the use of stars in Old Gold cigarette advertising, considered to be an issue to due the recent scandal over ...
1276 1930-08-08 Miscellaneous in Houston Chronicle editorial, "What's Wrong with the Movies?" and advertisements. Warner Bros. have been refusing to ...
709 1930-08-08 Letter and enclosure/s WB non-observance of Production Code and Advertising Code particularly over the Sex Appeal Sextette includes copy of adv...
1270 1930-08-26 Letter The Director of Prohibition urges Hays to enforce the section of the Code on drinking
708 1930-09-09 Memo WB non-compliance with Production Code
2197 1930-09-19 Memo Report, covering the West Coast theatres case settlement by consent decree; the Thacher decision; other legal cases.
2208 1930-09-19 Letters expressing support for the new Code, and reply
2196 1930-09-22 Memo Agreement that there would be no change to the Formula, and an improved operation.
694 1930-09-25 Letter Hughes had still not signed Production Code
695 1930-09-30 Letter Columbia and Sono-Art had not yet signed Code
1552 1930-10-15 Letter Another report of bad motion picture advertising, this time from Kentucky. Johnson provides specific examples from five ...
707 1930-10-24 Letter WB non-compliance with Production Code
1548 1930-10-25 Letter Hays congratulating Edison on his decision to accept the invitation to be AMPAS first honorary member. Included here is ...
1242 1930-10-27 Memo Concerns the activity of the Production Code machinery in the East, especially contact with the NY Censor Board.Only Ani...
706 1930-10-29 Letter Production Code: "I assure you had I known we were to present pictures, this would have been done, but it was in my "bon...
3339 1930-10-30 Correspondence Hays seems to have missed a meeting with the American College of Surgeons to promote surgical films, and Martin is conce...
704 1930-10-30 Letter WB advertising of Kismet: "It is evident from both lobby display and printed blurbs that there are still some ex-burlesq...
705 1930-10-30 Letter Warner Bros. Advertising -- part of a long correspondence with various Warners over the Sex Appeal Sextette from 8 Aug...
1224 1930-10-31 Memo Classification of various properties under the Authors' League agreement
1547 1930-11-05 Speech/address Hays' address from the Annual Business Meeting and Awards Dinner at AMPAS (academy awards). Included is a press release ...
1606 1930-11-15 Report A report by the American College of Surgeons on the cooperative work done with Eastman Teaching Films on the production ...
1605 1930-11-18 Memo As requested by Hays, this is a synopsis of Eastman's surgical film activities as shown by their files. Complete list da...
1222 1930-12-03 Memos Problems with suggestive advertising; examples of bad advertising; Advertising Code; reaction of churches abandoned titl...
723 1930-12-06 Memo Bad advertising of Scarlet Pages -- believes Harry Warner "has approved and prompted this species of advertising" -- ...
715 1930-12-09 Memo "Confidential Memorandum re Motion Picture Advertising" - probably by Wilstach, and circulated by Hays to the Board. Adv...
2195 1930-12-10 Letter Unsigned letter from a member of the board complaining about another company producing a picture of dubious character. ...
1610 1930-12-10 Memo A memo to Hays regarding the situation with the Film Boards of Trade. This memo was circulated to those who attended the...
1609 1930-12-11 Memo Re: meeting of board of directors on 10 December 1930. It was decided at the meeting that when a title is sent to the as...
2238 1930-12-12 Letter Sending Hays a copy of Twombly's pamphlet "And Still It Grows," asking for comment. Hays replies, Couzens responds, 19 J...
2219 1930-12-18 Memos MacFaddens complaint about Morocco includes an editorial he wrote but did not publish on the subject, and Hays' reply. ...
1619 1930-12-20 Memo Regarding a proposed plan by the Executive Theatre Committee for affiliated theatre circuits to pay membership fees to l...
744 1931-01-12 Memo Copy of Memorandum Addressed to the Hon. James Couzens, Committee on Interstate Commerce, US Senate: 'Progress Made in R...
832 1931-01-16 Memo Profanity clause of Production Code had been long discussed when Code was written and producers had left it as firm as 1...
1676 1931-02-27 Letter Letter to Hays from various executives of motion picture circuits, reporting resolutions to ensure short subjects comply...
1661 1931-03-03 Resolution/s Informing Hays of the resolution passed by Allied States at their recent convention in Chicago on zoning and protection....
1874 1931-03-03 Memo Regarding the newly-formed Monogram Pictures. An offshoot of Ray-Art Company, now defunct. Ray Johnston is the President...
1663 1931-03-11 Letter and enclosure/s re news reel censorship. Included editorial clipping from the Ohio State Journal (20 February 1931) discusses the comple...
2244 1931-03-27 Memo Titles rejected since 10 December 1930; Chicago Film Board operations; pictures that have caused trouble listed -- inclu...
757 1931-03-30 Memo The ten pictures which Milliken says have caused the most trouble since the Code became operative, and why -- prepared...
766 1931-04-23 Report 'The Code, One Year Later" - assessment of Production Code operation - impressed, but points out that where in 1930 they...
3347 1931-04-23 Report 'The Code, One Year Later" - assessment of Production Code operation - impressed, but points out that where in 1930 they...
737 1931-04-29 Letter Writing from Quigley office in Chicago. Breen sends list of pictures banned by Chicago censor board -- indicates disp...
773 1931-04-29 Letter, telegram Reply to inquiry from Hays, re films banned by Chicago Censor Board. Some were resubmitted after reconstruction. The C...
767 1931-04-29 Letter Summary of West Coast meetings in April. Includes discussion of extent to which foreign versions should conform to the C...
778 1931-04-29 Memo Explanation of the operation of the Production Code machinery during its first year. Includes synopsis of action and ne...
1675 1931-04-29 Letter Summary of West Coast meeting held in April. Also a meeting discussing gangster films.
2252 1931-05-01 Correspondence routine letters about missing Board meetings
2259 1931-05-01 Correspondence The joining of Tiffany, Educational and World Wide has been completed and all is seemingly going smoothly. Letters of pl...
747 1931-06-04 Letter Critical response to the FCCCA report on the motion picture industry, pointing out inconsistencies between evidence and ...
756 1931-06-08 Memo Memo for Board of Directors meeting. "Explain to Board members, especially Mr. Cochrane, that the committee who votes o...
1282 1931-06-26 Letter Hays' reply, in an open letter to Bishop McConnell, 26 June 1931:"... What is to be said about those who betray their re...
815 1931-07-23 Letter He is working closely with Hawks and Derr on Scarface.
1662 1931-08-12 Memo Re Declaration of Clarification (31 October 1930). Often referred to as the Resolution of 31 October 1930 yet no resolut...
1876 1931-09-15 Memo A very early memo regarding Monogram's plans to join the MPPDA. The problem appears to be the size of the membership due...
814 1931-09-30 Letter Scarface now has strong anti-gun theme.
759 1931-10-02 Memo suggests Board of Directors repeat and concur with AMPP resolution changing Production Code by making script submission ...
751 1931-10-08 Report Payne Fund Studies -- MPPDA has known of them and been fighting them for three years. -- may need to launch its own p...
752 1931-10-08 Report Payne Fund Studies -- MPPDA has known of them and been fighting them for three years. cont. -- admissions that some c...
809 1931-10-29 Memo Discussion with Police Commissioner Mulrooney about prologue appearance in Scarface and film in general.
807 1931-11-03 Memo Possible eliminations from Scarface and text of suggested prologue.
808 1931-11-03 Memo Summary of negotiations with Hughes over Scarface.
806 1931-11-04 Memo Discussion of Scarface with Nick Schenck; Hiram Brown; Cochrane.
1710 1931-11-06 Memo Derr looking for assurance that if Caddo makes the changes suggested for Scarface the film will be approved. Hays refuse...
805 1931-11-07 Telegram Suggesting sentence in prologue for Scarface: "take away the gangster's gun and there's nothing left but a human rat!".
804 1931-11-16 Memo Before Scarface is acceptable, title must be changed, all sympathy for the heavy must be eliminated, and "a very much st...
1765 1931-12-15 Letter Feist relating MGM's part in the Colorado exhibitors situation.
858 1932-01-18 Letter The problem of controlling profanity under the Code, especially when occasional exceptions seem justified. The debate o...
833 1932-01-23 Letter He must tell his Eastern studio to submit scripts of shorts to McKenzie to check conformity with Production Code.
1775 1932-02-18 Letter and reply Inquiring about membership to the MPPDA. Milliken responds on Hays behalf.
801 1932-02-26 Letter Scarface " I don't think it will ever get by the board of censors wherever there is censorship and Hughes should be perm...
800 1932-03-01 Letter Title Scarface should not be used: "at the conference in Mr Hughes office" with Col Joy, Pettijohn and Breen, "it was th...
1790 1932-03-01 Report "Visual Instruction, Its Value and Its Needs". McClusky is president of the National Academy of Visual Instruction. Larg...
2008 1932-03-01 Report "Visual Instruction, Its Value and Its Needs". McClusky is president of the National Academy of Visual Instruction. Larg...
1764 1932-03-04 Memo Outlining the Colorado/ MGM Distributing situation.
1699 1932-03-05 Letter Thanking Schenck for his promised compliance with the Production Code, particularly in relation to Scarface. Hays is eag...
802 1932-03-05 Memo Current status of Scarface situation. Includes plot synopsis.
1754 1932-03-05 Letter and reply Relating to the merger of RKO production and distribution companies and the necessary changes to RKO representation with...
1683 1932-03-09 Letter Letter to Hays from the author of the play "The Inside Story", notifying him that all of the rights of the play are his ...
797 1932-03-10 Memo Reporting telephone conversation with Hughes on Scarface - complaining it has been held up 8 months "I gave up Queer Peo...
2268 1932-03-11 Letter Change in RKO representative on AMPP following Mr. Schnitzer's resignation.
796 1932-03-21 Memo Milestone telephoned to say he was working on censorship editing of Scarface - no record to be kept of this so it wouldn...
1751 1932-03-22 Memo Current list of the five Class A members and the thirteen Class B members. Due to the changes at RKO there are vacancies...
1698 1932-03-23 Correspondence Questioning an included report claiming the film will be released under the title Scarface.
794 1932-03-26 Memo Scarface rejected by New York & Massachusetts censor board; passed by Virginia.
1750 1932-03-28 Memo Advice on the formal process for resignations of members. Brought about by the changes at RKO and RKO Path. Includes tem...
1696 1932-04-09 Newspaper article In a Bell Syndicate article, Sherwood speaks out against the severe censoring of Scarface: "If stories of violence in th...
1783 1932-04-19 Letter An argument against the claim that distributors have been blocking a standard license agreement. Related letters from Li...
1691 1932-04-20 Letter and reply Registering the protests of Italian Americans concerning the depiction of Italians in gangster films, particularly Scarf...
1739 1932-04-25 Memo Suggesting a reconsideration of centralized film distribution. Asking Milliken to go through the existing files on the t...
1736 1932-05-05 Memo Outlines various recent proposals for a consolidated distribution agency for advertising accessories. Advertising materi...
790 1932-05-12 Telegram Would MPPDA not put out any publicity on Scarface that might contradict Caddo publicity about whether New York version w...
1680 1932-05-27 Letter and reply Vincent wants MPPDA to look into upcoming RKO film "The Secret Alter" as he represents the author of the book and RKO, h...
1733 1932-06-02 Memo List of those present at the meeting of General Sales Managers held 2 June 1932. Aside from company representatives, Hes...
1734 1932-06-02 Memo An outline of the previous proposals for a consolidated distribution operation.
1741 1932-06-08 Memo A circular promoting the idea "Double your Attendance with a Double Feature" is being sent to exhibitors, sponsored by t...
1732 1932-06-10 Memo Consolidated Film Distribution. Early report from Palfreyman indicating his belief that the General Sales Managers would...
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