ID Date Type Description Summary
77 1923-01-04 Record of meeting Arbuckle. Hays explanation of his position and intentions.
23 1923-01-31 Letter Hays attempts to put the Arbuckle case to rest with the Committee: notifies Hamner of Arbuckle's decision not to appear ...
79 1923-01-31 Letter Arbuckle: Zukor confirms to Joy that Famous Players-Lasky (FPL) will not release pictures - Arbuckle to direct.
25 1923-02-08 Record of meeting Putting the Arbuckle case to rest; promotion of the motion picture as an aid to school instruction; international cooper...
3306 1923-02-24 Letter complaint from a small Wisconsin exhibitor that the contract doesn't help him, since it does not require the distributor...
3305 1923-02-25 Letter complaint for a small Wisconsin exhibitor that the contract doesn't help him, since it does not require the distributor ...
37 1923-02-27 Letter Concern re proposed copyright legislation. Includes acknowledgements of earlier letters from Swarts in December 1922.
3310 1923-03-01 Correspondence Correspondence with exhibitors in March 1923
3308 1923-03-01 Correspondence Arranging meetings with exhibitors
26 1923-03-06 Letter The Committee of the National Education Association on Visual Education accepts the proposal of the Producers put forwar...
61 1923-03-17 Correspondence There is a body of correspondence concerning the appropriation of films for exhibition on shipping lines. This includes...
80 1923-03-20 Record of meeting Preview of The Covered Wagon. Hamner claims that The Covered Wagon is evidence of the good work of the Hays office. Joh...
81 1923-03-22 Report Committee has 78 members of 62 organisations with combined membership of 60 million. Executive Committee 29 members of 7...
28 1923-03-23 Letter Summary of the work of the Public Relations Committee since its inception: in a brief resume prepared by Joy, he claims ...
29 1923-03-27 Letter Response to Hamner letter of 03-23-1923. Hays appends a resolution taken by members of the MPPDA, a reaffirmation of no...
3311 1923-04-10 Letter on arbitration clause, recording the addition of four new by-laws (Articles 3 to 7) which were prepared with Kirchwey an...
3313 1923-04-22 Letter listing MPTOA objections and enclosing a report and resolution passed by the MPTOA convention in Chicago 22 May 1923, id...
3314 1923-06-20 Letter A proposed FBT for Texas following the arbitration by-laws will be in conformity with Texas law
86 1923-06-23 Report Preview of Main Street. Hays notes objections to THE PILGRIM and BELLA DONNA Report of June 19 meeting of the Committee:...
3316 1923-07-05 Letter As heretofore made plain, we are glad to discuss with you and those you represent any matter of interest to the industry...
59 1923-07-12 Letter Joy requests information about the supplying of films to "institutions," to pass on to the Public Relations Committee (C...
3318 1923-08-08 Letter expressing his reservations about an amendment to the arbitration clause proposed by Path for inclusion in their version...
3317 1923-08-08 Letter the printed form of the contract is consistent with the law.
3233 1923-08-15 Legal document/s Copy of a Notice of Lien, in respect of the case of Joseph C. Boss vs. Famous Players-Lasky.
107 1923-11-10 Record of meeting Famous Players-Lasky (FPL) announced complete shut down of their studio on October 26 with a view to eliminate waste and...
182 1924-01-09 Report/s Reports of Public Relations Committee meetings throughout 1924.
188 1924-02-01 Correspondence Ethel Dorrance Smith sold rights to her novel Damned to Universal when Hays was promising that "the prevalent kind of bo...
208 1924-02-21 Memo Platten reports on the use of motion pictures on trans-oceanic and coastal passenger steamers, quoting extensively from ...
219 1924-03-03 Letter Dr Millar is the General Secretary of the New York Federation of Churches. Like Mr Wells, he complains of the denigrati...
155 1924-03-17 Letter Beetson informs Hays that 'So far I have succeeded in keeping Mrs. Wright off any of the important committees of the Fed...
153 1924-04-23 Letter This is a synopsis of the trouble that the AMPP has been having with Mrs Wright and the Animal Defense League. It conta...
187 1924-05-12 Memo Smith and studio representatives discuss the stance they will adopt at a hearing of a Copyright Bill scheduled for 05-15...
191 1924-05-21 Memo An early demonstration of synchronous sound.Demonstration of the Phonofilm, in which synchronous music accompanies the ...
196 1924-05-22 Memo Metro Corporation have combined with Goldwyn Pictures Corporation, creating the Metro-Goldwyn Distributing Corporation.
139 1924-06-01 Correspondence Michael and Ben Fitzer, of the Rivoli Theatre, Syracuse, N.Y., have come up with a system of using phonograph records to...
159 1924-06-01 Report Schedule of publicity to be given to the motion picture industry's achievements in the field of arbitration. Various in...
199 1924-06-16 Memo Summary of business discussed at MPPDA Members' Meeting of 06-16-1924 for use at the Directors Meeting of 06-19-1924. B...
136 1924-06-24 Letter 'I am enclosing herewith copies of "Manhandled" advertisements with changes suggested by you in every instance." The ad...
218 1924-07-01 Letter Hertz mildly protests about the use of Yellow Cabs by movie criminals. Hays requests Albert Warner and the AMPP to avoi...
152 1924-07-03 Letter Beetson suggests mounting an attack on the business practices of the Animal Defense League in response to attacks by the...
161 1924-07-26 Letter Concerns Californian visit by Hays. Beetson is enthusiastic about the effect of Hays' speech before the Wampas Club. (...
151 1924-08-04 Letter The Christian Science Monitor (06-12-1924) contained a version of Beetsons report exonerating the motion picture industr...
222 1924-08-11 Letter Crandall complains of the practice of releasing big-budget features in legitimate theatres rather than cinemas, and char...
224 1924-08-13 Telegram The Wampas Club endorses the resolutions of the MPPDA and the AMPP relative to salacious material. The resolutions in f...
3208 1924-08-13 Telegram Wampas have passed resolution endorsing MPPDA Resolution on the Formula.
146 1924-08-19 Memo Smith suggests using the influence of the Presbyterian Church to publicize a favourable editorial in the Los Angeles Tim...
217 1924-08-23 Letter Wells complains that Protestant ministers are frequently held up to ridicule in the movies, whereas Catholics and Jews a...
170 1924-09-01 Memos Herron, Hess and Smith spent an objectionable night at the movies with Father Kelly and friend, watching Between Friends...
207 1924-09-26 Report Detailed report describing the activities of the U.S. Navy Motion Picture Exchange, including its method of circulating ...
156 1924-10-01 Press clipping/s Articles concerning the example shown by Hays' initiatives in the motion picture industry, in demonstrating the advantag...
157 1924-10-03 Memo Reports the establishment of a Joint Arbitration Board at a "neutral location" in New York City.
179 1924-10-09 Memo Outlines the necessity of providing special programmes for children, since it is unreasonable "to judge all motion pictu...
195 1924-11-06 Record of meeting Reports of Scenario Editors' Meetings, November-December 1924
216 1924-11-14 Memo Suggestions for specific cuts and alterations that Film Box Office (FBO) should make in Life's Greatest Game in order to...
142 1924-11-17 Letter This is a letter from the Cinematograph Exhibitors Association of Great Britain and Ireland, informing the the MPPDA of ...
210 1924-11-26 Correspondence Rev. Charles Scanlon is director of the Department of Moral Welfare, Board of Christian Education, Presbyterian Church. ...
212 1924-11-26 Memo Platten comes up with a strategy for dealing with Rev. Scanlon, involving his Dean Lathrop, the representative of all t...
189 1924-12-04 Letter Mr. Clark, a projectionist at Grenada Opera House, has invented a new improved Film Waxing Machine. (Hays expresses his...
173 1924-12-12 Letter Details of how the logistics and financial arrangements will operate when the children's matinee programmes are introduc...
180 1924-12-29 Letter Mrs Gibbs is Vice President of The Citizens League of Maryland for Better Motion Pictures. Her letter is explicitly ant...
205 1924-12-30 Letter Concerning the split of the Motion Picture Relief Fund of America, Inc. from the Actors' Fund. According to an enclosed...
242 1925-01-01 Record of meeting Minutes of the Winter meeting of the Public Relations Committee, giving a general overview of its achievements since its...
250 1925-01-01 Various Scanlon's National Motion Picture Conference: main problem Mrs Snow former Ohio censor, whose attack on Hays received wi...
3255 1925-01-01 Statement "CENSORSHIP A MENACE TO DEMOCRACY" -- WALSH"... So long as there are general laws (it they are not ample or broad enough...
238 1925-01-21 Contract Draft of a proposed contract between distributors and a common agent, to be known as the Agency Contract. The accompany...
2035 1925-02-13 Letter Opinion on actors' contracts -- legality of a penalty that might be imposed on a member company breaching the associatio...
236 1925-03-01 Miscellaneous Documents relating to "unenforceability of contract for personal services against employee after five years," and enforc...
252 1925-03-07 Letter This is an objection to the portrayal of suicides by inhalation of gas, since the Gas Association is trying to discourag...
241 1925-03-21 Memo Major Wooldridge report on the Saturday morning movie for boys and girls.
3263 1925-03-21 Memo Useful 4-part report on the activities of the Executive Office of the Committee on Public Relations over the last year. ...
3264 1925-03-21 Report of committee Final Report of the Organization Committee of the Committee on Public Relations. proposes the establishment of a Depart...
3265 1925-03-26 Resolution Resolution passed by the Committee on Public Relations, January 26, 1925, commending the MPPDA and its works in 1924.
247 1925-04-27 Memo Joy lays out the various functions and responsibilities of the new Public Relations Department, as he sees them. Includ...
1341 1925-05-04 Letter Letter regarding a case Grosvenor was working on (Fur Dressers and Fur Dyers Association). They won the case, the judge ...
1332 1925-05-12 Memo Pettijohn calling for the creation of an Exhibitors' Department within the MPPDA. He thinks that Burt New should handle ...
253 1925-06-02 Letter Weyers complains about the representation of the Hudson's Bay Company in movies, and cites an unspecified case where a L...
1333 1925-06-05 Memo New suggests the creation of a Exhibitors' Relations department within the MPPDA in order to improve the relationship be...
233 1925-06-09 Memo Beetson is trying to work out how to make a case to the Labor Commission that the employment of female extras should be ...
231 1925-06-15 Letter Frank Gilmore of Actors' Equity has been taking a tough line over actors' rights, accusing Hays of indifference, and has...
1344 1925-06-15 Memo Memo to Hays from Hess regarding the process involved in allowing the public, as individuals, to become members of the M...
230 1925-06-19 Letter Morgan inquires about labor regulations pertaining to children in response to a request by the German government, which ...
3216 1925-07-13 Letter Letter endorsing Greater Movie Season: "Such a movement to emphasize the desirability of worthy motion pictures will be ...
3211 1925-07-15 Letter, contract Walker has reviewed and rewritten Equity's proposed "weekly motion picture contract" for actors. Contract is attached.
239 1925-08-11 Letter Woll is upset that motion picture printing is often not produced in union shops, and does not carry the Allied Printing ...
245 1925-10-05 Memo Red Seal Picture Corp., makers of Inkwell cartoons, wants to join the MPPDA. Smith is against it because they are too s...
255 1925-10-22 Articles/essays Tract after tract about the enlightening power of motion pictures, by Lamar Trotti. Includes "The Attitude of the Church...
1364 1926-01-21 Letter Weeks is informing Hays of the proposed new tax currently being discussed in the Virginia General Assembly. It is a ten ...
299 1926-02-10 Letter Zierler's case provides a good example of a small independent exhibitor shut out of the industry through lack of access ...
1368 1926-02-18 Memo Beetson keeping Hays informed about the plans for independent producers on the West Coast forming a new association. Inc...
284 1926-02-26 Letter Canavan informs Hays of a resolution taken by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Pictur...
271 1926-03-03 Record of speech Hays gave this speech at a dinner given by the Federal Council of Churches at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. It was the eve...
261 1926-05-01 Correspondence & resolution The L.A. District Board, California Federation of Women's-Clubs, informs Hays that they have passed a resolution opposin...
830 1926-06-14 Letter Early correspondence about King of Kings and Andrews' willingness to co-operate under conditions spelled out in the lett...
854 1926-06-14 Letter George Reid Andrews makes his proposition to Hays concerning his own role in the production of King of Kings (10% of the...
288 1926-06-24 Letter Castle is is Chief of Western European Division, Department of State. He is concerned about reports that Armored Cruise...
281 1926-07-14 Memo Apparently a summary of Hays Office activities under the purview of Milliken, incorporating Joy memo (02-2026 - 02-2032)...
1300 1926-10-02 Miscellaneous There is concern about Joe Schenck's plans to adapt a Broadway play, A Woman Disputed. Reports are made of the play, of ...
362 1926-10-30 Miscellaneous There is a large amount of detailed material relating to plans to produce medical and surgical instructional films. A s...
258 1926-11-19 Various A Chicago company called Famous Names is selling endorsements of products by movie stars. It promises that it can furni...
274 1926-11-22 Letter The judge has been quoted in the press as saying that motion pictures contribute to juvenile delinquency. Here Hays res...
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