ID Date Type Description Summary
1788 1932-12-09 Letter Mae West's stage plays were banned in Philadelphia due to their content. A theatre owner in Philadelphia questions Param...
1706 1932-12-10 Telegram Hughes is considering several new titles for Scarface. Offering them to Al Lichtman for approval. They include: "The Sha...
1726 1932-12-12 Memo A study of the current plan for a physical distribution pool. Primarily outlining potential obstacles. Same old problem ...
1722 1932-12-19 Memo Physical Distribution merger. The confidential plan has been leaked to the press, through Universal.
1684 1932-12-23 Letter Scarface has been banned in Trinidad. So too has The Front Page.
1819 1933-01-09 Memo Idea of eliminating travelling sales representatives in selected areas.
1952 1933-02-06 Letter Forwarding Beck's memo dated 6 February 1933 (10-0961) -- Universal should settle as the information disclosed in durin...
1953 1933-02-06 Telegram Universal must settle the Bryson lawsuit -- potentially very damaging to the industry and a mountain of publicity it do ...
1950 1933-02-08 Letter and reply Regarding the Bryson/Universal lawsuit: Bryson claiming unfair dismissal. The case is receiving a large amount of public...
1951 1933-02-08 Letter Regarding Bryson lawsuit ... "it would be a compromise with plain crookedness to settle it".
907 1933-02-23 Letter Company presidents should write to their production heads that the Production Code situation is critical, as Hays says i...
1862 1933-02-24 Memo Reporting that John Allicoate (Editor, Film Daily) has written a particularly supportive editorial of Hays (and his offi...
1884 1933-03-01 Correspondence Various correspondence regarding the producer-distributor clause -- responding to Hays' letter dated 4 March 1933.Hays w...
876 1933-03-03 Letter RKO have tried to poach services of a production unit formed by Educational called KBS -- breaking agreement among MPPD...
879 1933-03-04 Policy document, MPPDA Clause recommended for inclusion in contracts with independent producers that the producer agree to abide by the Formula...
881 1933-03-04 Letter "... It would be well if all distributors provided in their distribution contracts that each producing unit affirmativel...
1844 1933-03-06 Memo DeMille on Board of Directors yet is not a member of the association. Arrange to keep him in some other capacity or have...
880 1933-03-06 Letter It has been suggested by several of our company members that there should be inserted in the contracts made by distribut...
1886 1933-03-06 Letter "It is very desirable to get a clause to this effect in all contracts made with all producing units".
2320 1933-03-06 Letter Copy of the suggested clause draft. Asking for thoughts and suggestions. Stresses importance of such a clause.
1853 1933-03-07 Letter and reply The "Spend Your Income" campaign. Campaign to encourage the employed to spend their income which, in theory, will create...
892 1933-03-07 Letter Confirming discussions of 6 March 1933 and reaffirmation resolution. Hays tries to get the message out to everyone in t...
891 1933-03-07 Letter Reaffirmation of Advertising Code and Production Code and Formula. Sent to advertising men and others.
885 1933-03-08 Letter Reaffirmation of Production Code and Advertising Code - enclosing copy of letter sent to presidents of companies and stu...
884 1933-03-08 Letter I am suggesting that Mr. Breen assist Dr. Wingate in the execution of the Code and Resolution for Uniform Interpretation...
882 1933-03-08 Letter With letters to company heads & Wingate:'I assume you will have heard from him of the plan to have you aid as he may nee...
1920 1933-03-08 Letter From the discussions the night before (meeting 7 March 1933), a copy of the Reaffirmation of Adherence and a request for...
893 1933-03-09 Letter Reply to 7 March 1933 letter: "I would go as far as anybody in the industry in any action you finally take. The time ha...
886 1933-03-09 Letter Suggests he have Wingate call a meeting of studio heads to impress the importance of the reaffirmation "... unless you c...
1919 1933-03-09 Letter and enclosure/s Enclosing copies of letters to presidents (7 March), production heads (8 March) and Wingate (8 March).
895 1933-03-10 Letter Re Kent letter 9 March 1933 re She Done Him Wrong: "I agree with you as to the mistake our Coast people made in passing ...
894 1933-03-10 Letter "Most of the company heads" agree with Kent over She Done Him Wrong with Kent 9 March 1933 re West:'A like opinion has b...
1916 1933-03-10 Letter and enclosure/s Informing Wingate of the letters to companies dated 7 March 1933 and 10 March 1933. Enclosed are copies of the letters a...
1917 1933-03-10 Letter Regarding letter 7 March 1933, wants it acknowledged and replied to. Sent to Warner, Sheehan, Schnitzer, Lasky, Mayer, ...
890 1933-03-10 Letter wants 7 March 1933 letter acknowledged:This is not an expression of doubt regarding your completely understanding the ma...
889 1933-03-10 Letter 'Would it be of any help to you in your making certain the observance of the Advertising Code if I wrote directly to you...
1318 1933-03-10 Letter Reaffirmation - strict enforcement of Advertising Code "is primarily your responsibility".
1918 1933-03-10 Letter Copies of letters asking for responses to letters dated 7 March 1933 and 10 March 1933.
888 1933-03-10 Letter Acknowledging Hays 8 March 1933 letter: "I am not quite willing to admit that during the recent weeks pictures have been...
887 1933-03-10 Letter Hays wants a letter acknowledging receipt of 7 March 1933 letter so no-one can later say they didn't get it.
900 1933-03-11 Letter 'As you undoubtedly are aware, you probably have less difficulty with the pictures actually produced at Educational than...
1914 1933-03-11 Letter Together with Wingate, Joy must devise ways to make this new enforcement more certain. Hays is sending Joy various corre...
1910 1933-03-13 Letter It is not necessary for Hays to communicate directly with the advertising department. They already adhere completely to ...
896 1933-03-13 Letter 'In reply to your letter of the 10th, it is not necessary to contact the various production heads. I will handle this m...
1911 1933-03-13 Letter Received Reaffirmation letters -- instructing Laemmle Jr. on the issue.
1912 1933-03-13 Letter Correspondence regarding the Advertising and Production Codes received. Full support is offered by Columbia.
1913 1933-03-13 Letter Reaffirmation correspondence received and agreed with.
883 1933-03-13 Letter Re letters sent him 8 March 1933: "... my first reaction is a magnificent one. More power to your good, strong right ar...
899 1933-03-14 Letter Advising Hays he should write to admen Dietz and Doob re Advertising Code (see 10-0584 - 10-0587).
1907 1933-03-14 Letter Full support re Code Reaffirmation.
905 1933-03-15 Letter and reply Reply to 8 March 1933 letter - Universal productions have endeavoured not to transgress Production Code. Hays replies.
903 1933-03-15 Letter Lasky says he wants to improve pictures, as shown by The Power and the Glory. "I am proud to refer you to my record thr...
901 1933-03-15 Letter Advertising Code reaffirmation letter: "I wish you would address this letter to me personally and I will see that it is...
1906 1933-03-15 Letter Acknowledging receipt of Advertising Code and Production Code Reaffirmation letter, dated 7 March 1933.
898 1933-03-15 Letter and reply He should write to admen Charles McCarthy, Wingart and Reeves and to Fox West Coast Theatre Men Charles Skouras and Spyr...
897 1933-03-15 Letter Here at RKO studios we are exercising the usual care as to titles, source material and moral standards As you suggest, ...
1904 1933-03-16 Letter Asking for a Reaffirmation letter to be sent to Sisk and Eckels. Hays does -- see 10-0578 -- 10-0580.
1905 1933-03-16 Letter Full support of the Reaffirmation of Adherence.
1908 1933-03-16 Letter Reaffirmation correspondence received and support offered.
1909 1933-03-16 Reaffirmation documents received. Full support offered.
1915 1933-03-16 Letter Thanking him for the tremendous Reaffirmation document and congratulating him on it. "I congratulate you on this magnifi...
906 1933-03-18 Letter Fox policy is "to make pictures which will be understood by and be entertaining to every person in every audience." "We ...
904 1933-03-18 Letter Enclosing clippings file and article re violations of Production Code "I don't know why the party underscored ... seems...
902 1933-03-18 Letter Advertising Code reaffirmation letter sent to sales and publicity men -- as 7 March 1933 letter to production heads but...
1896 1933-03-20 Letter and reply Offering full cooperation in supporting the enforcement of the Code. Rogers has been working closely with Wingate on the...
1903 1933-03-20 Letter The importance of the Reaffirmation of Adherence. Includes a letter from Hays to Kahane informing him of this letter.
1900 1933-03-21 Letter and reply Offering full support -- inviting Wilstach to bring any indiscretions to Loew's attention. Hays replies.
1895 1933-03-22 Letter Offering total support of Reaffirmation -- this letter is forwarded to Breen (10-0552).
1898 1933-03-22 Hays Asking to be informed of all practices best designed to eradicate poor advertising. Hays replies.
1901 1933-03-22 Letter Sending a copy of the Reaffirmation document -- instructing Goldwyn where to sign it.
1899 1933-03-23 Letter Fully supporting complete adherence to the Code.
1926 1933-03-23 Memo First meeting of the creditors of the bankrupt Paramount Publix will occur on 3 April 1933. Declared bankrupt on 14 Marc...
1872 1933-03-25 Memo While the Monogram membership application is still pending, Milliken notes that the issue has been informally laid over ...
1897 1933-03-25 Letter In full agreement regarding the Reaffirmation of Adherence. Suggests business is too often placed above moral standards.
2318 1933-03-27 Memo Discusses a resolution passed at Board of Directors meeting (December 1932) requiring all chief executives of member com...
1871 1933-03-29 Memo Early information regarding Monogram's potential membership with MPPDA.
910 1933-03-29 Letter Cohen suggests that the Production Code problem lies with stories they buy - 60% of them contain something dubious. MP...
1893 1933-03-30 Letter Offering complete compliance with the reaffirmation of adherence.
909 1933-03-31 Letter Zukor has discussed situation with Cohen -- he and all Paramount Executives "are deeply conscious of the problems conf...
908 1933-03-31 Letter Enclosed is a memo 29 March 1933 to Laemmle Jr. clearly stating the "new regime" in relation to the Production and Adver...
911 1933-04-01 Letter Hays tells Cohen that he is correct that Production Code problems arise when bad material is purchased - it is better ...
1939 1933-04-01 Letter Hays asks that all foreign films that are distributed by member countries must be seen by Wingate (or someone else in th...
1838 1933-04-03 Letter The process for selecting films for the Federal Archives Building.
1892 1933-04-05 Letter Offering a list of theatre owners that could be sent the notice of reaffirmation of adherence. Hays does send such a let...
1891 1933-04-06 Letter Letter sent to various theatre owners. Strong statement regarding the reaffirmation of Advertising Code and Production ...
1938 1933-04-06 Letter Regarding the approval of foreign films: Warner Bros. is not releasing any foreign films in the US.
1937 1933-04-10 Letter The adherence of locally distributed foreign films to the Code is understood and will be taken care of.
912 1933-04-12 Letter Clearly establishing his company's stance against salacious advertising. Notes the position of the chain - Atlanta - ...
1889 1933-04-13 Letter Having been sent the Reaffirmation documents, Sisk offers his company's assurances. Also, notes that RKO has not offende...
1890 1933-04-13 Letter and enclosure/s protesting First National advertising for Lilly Turner.Enclosed is the First National advertisement for Lilly Turner. Wi...
875 1933-04-17 Memo Souther California TOA have concluded agreement to eliminate double-features and now expect Fox West Coast to do so, too...
913 1933-04-18 Letter Ensuring Hays of his company's policy of clean advertising in light of the Reaffirmation of Adherence. Agrees with Adver...
1936 1933-04-22 Letter Kent understands films distributed by RKO but made in foreign countries must be approved by the MPPDA; will take appropr...
1815 1933-04-29 Memo A summary of distribution economics. Centralized physical distribution, reduction of representatives and exchanges in sm...
914 1933-05-01 Speech/address Reaffirmation necessary to avoid emergency and legislation and anti-movie editorials. Lists pictures which have caused ...
1816 1933-05-05 Letter Copy of Palfreyman's memo dated 29 April 1933 (10-0213 to 10-0217) for the conference on distribution economics.
1882 1933-05-08 Letter Instructing companies that the attached paragraph (not included here - see 10-527) must be incorporated into all contrac...
1814 1933-05-09 Memo Report on the conference on distribution economics. Includes the consolidated physical distribution plan, reductions on ...
1881 1933-05-09 Letter Paramount will use the clause (see 10-527) but can there be a note in contract instructing distributors that the major d...
1841 1933-05-10 Memo George Trendle (Kunsky Enterprises) wants to take over several theatres in Detroit currently under the control of the Pu...
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