ID Date Type Description Summary
2651 1935-05-08 Letter Any film released prior to 15 July 1934 that is reissued must be submitted to and approved by the PCA.
2591 1935-05-09 Memo There needs to be a system whereby theatre owners, particularly those not affiliated with majors, can find out which fil...
2610 1935-05-10 Letter Regarding the ongoing problem of the PCA seal of approval -- again a suggestion that the feature film seal be replaced w...
2649 1935-05-13 Letter The issue of reissues of films under the Production Code -- if a film was both released and released prior to the Code b...
2590 1935-05-14 Letter Schaefer proposes that the trade papers could run a list every week of films that have been approved by the PCA -- as th...
2589 1935-05-20 Memo A list of all films that carry the PCA seal of approval has been sent to affiliated theatres and this list will be updat...
2588 1935-05-21 Letter A list of all films that carry the PCA seal of approval has been sent to affiliated theatres and this list will be updat...
2609 1935-05-28 Letter Some theatres are removing the PCA seal of approval -- Quigley feels this would not happen if the seal appeared in emble...
2608 1935-05-29 Letter Acknowledging Quigley's letter regarding the trend of some theatres removing the PCA seal of approval from a print.
2607 1935-06-03 Letter Quigley is suggesting the PCA seal of approval and certificate number could be displayed as an emblem instead of a scree...
1127 1935-06-05 Correspondence Concern about the practice of some exhibitors eliminating the PCA Seal. Many fail to distinguish between censorship and...
2606 1935-06-07 Letter Acknowledging Quigley's letter suggesting the PCA seal of approval and certificate number could be displayed as an emble...
2539 1935-06-11 Memo Pettijohn's opinion on what should be done now that the Motion Picture Code has been abandoned. Includes a long memo fro...
2584 1935-06-12 Letter Zanuck does have a kidnapping story he would like to film -- at this stage it is just an idea, there is no script. Kidna...
2583 1935-06-13 Letter Sending Hays a copy of Zanuck's letter detailing his proposed kidnapping story.
2582 1935-06-14 Memo List of current films and stories that could be adaptable that deal with the issue of kidnapping. The PCA are strongly a...
2648 1935-06-20 Memo After 1 August 1935, all films that are reissued must carry the PCA seal of approval.
2542 1935-06-25 Memo Information about Republic Pictures Corporation (merger of Mascot, Monogram, Majestic and "one other producer") in relat...
2700 1935-06-25 Memo Information about Republic Pictures Corporation (merger of Mascot, Monogram, Majestic and "one other producer") in relat...
2462 1935-07-27 Correspondence Small file of correspondence relating to each member of the Board of Directors signing the resolution concerning the enf...
2565 1935-08-05 Letter Sending Hays a list of the words and phrases that are unacceptable under the Production Code -- see the list 11-0276.
2461 1935-08-20 Resolution Sending a copy of the resolution regarding the enforcement of the Advertising Code.
2573 1935-08-30 Memo The script of the Fox film with working title "Snatched" has been approved by the PCA. There has been concern over this ...
1122 1935-09-05 Memo Breen wants a moratorium on all pictures showing American gangsters -- specifically G-Man pictures. He has had compla...
1119 1935-09-06 Memo Notice that the financing of the PCA is being rearranged so that foreign and non-member companies can be charged a fixed...
2564 1935-09-06 Letter The new list (or an additional list) of words not acceptable under the Production Code. Women shall not be referred to ...
1121 1935-09-06 Letter Although G-Man pictures comply with all the tenets of the Code, their excessive violence and brutality have been causing...
2566 1935-09-06 Memo There is great concern over the number of crime/gangster films being produced (or G-Men pictures as they are dubbed). An...
2536 1935-09-18 Memo Information for Hays regarding Anti-trust Laws in light of the proposal to introduce enforced arbitration.
2538 1935-09-18 Memo Information for Hays on the relevant policy relating to the decision of whether the motion picture industry should apply...
2520 1935-09-19 Press release Press release of Hays' annual report, detailing the upcoming types of movies that will establish the motion picture as t...
2471 1935-09-25 Letter Covering letter accompanying the dissemination of the Survey and Report on Screen Advertising (13 September 1935), plus ...
2478 1935-09-26 Letter The wife of the late Senator Huey Long objects to a proposed Universal film about the life of her husband.
2479 1935-10-01 Letter Hays assures the wife of the late Senator Huey Long that he would do whatever he could to aid her as Universal is planni...
1132 1935-10-01 Correspondence Resistance to any re-issue of I'm No Angel and She Done Him Wrong. Code.Reissues and the process of certification -- ins...
2469 1935-10-02 Correspondence Returning an advertising report that Hays circulated on 25 September 1935. Useful cache of documents - both the report i...
2641 1935-10-06 Letter What is the current state of She Done Him Wrong and I'm No Angel's applications for PCA approval? Breen is of the opinio...
2535 1935-10-07 Memo Memo suggesting the possibility of enforced arbitration -- a response to the trade practice issues that have occurred si...
2640 1935-10-07 Letter Both She Done Him Wrong and I'm No Angel are having great difficulty gaining PCA approval. Breen feels they should not b...
2533 1935-10-09 Memo Pettijohn feels it is up to the heads of the various companies (and no one else) to solve these trade practice issues as...
2477 1935-10-11 Memo Regarding a proposed film based on the life of Senator Huey Long's life. Lou Irvine has taken a keen interest in the pro...
2468 1935-10-13 Letter Regarding commercial advertising and the non-theatrical distribution and exhibition of entertainment films in competitio...
2528 1935-10-14 Memo A plan for the organisation and establishment of industry tribunals for the reception of complaints, and their investiga...
1115 1935-10-15 Memo Some thoughts on current trade relations problems by Pettijohn. He points out that block-booking is not universally pra...
2654 1935-10-21 Letter RKO film, Finishing School, was deemed inappropriate for release by the Alberta Board of Motion Picture Censors and it w...
2529 1935-10-28 Letter Acknowledging the large memo "Trade Practices in the Motion Picture Industry" - an attempt to rework issues since the de...
1114 1935-11-07 Memo Regarding trade practice matters - attempting to rework issues since the demise of the Motion Picture Code for Fair Comp...
2519 1935-11-11 Memo Trying to decide on acceptable time for a meeting of the Board of Directors.
2518 1935-11-20 Memo Arranging a short meeting of the Board of Directors.
2703 1935-12-11 Letter Regarding the title "High Hat" -- it is a registered title yet an upcoming film of the same name has been announced.
2780 1936-01-06 Memo Regarding the creation of local conciliation boards for trade disputes between exhibitors and distributors.
2824 1936-01-06 Memo Lists the number of foreign films released in the United States in 1934 and the countries of origin. Total 174. Germany ...
2825 1936-01-06 Memo Issues relating to the fees charged for foreign films submitted to the PCA for approval. Included is small amount of cor...
1151 1936-01-08 Memo The PCA policy on illegitimacy.
2786 1936-01-09 Memo Bell and Howell's application for membership to the MPPDA is still pending.
2821 1936-01-31 Memo Fox is refusing to continue submitting a couple of short subject series to the PCA for approval as they are made up of n...
2820 1936-02-05 Letter Regarding the situation of short subject series that are made up of news reel footage -- should they be submitted to PCA...
2822 1936-02-19 Memo Outlines which companies have and have not been using the clause of 4 March 1933 -- clause to be inserted into contracts...
2817 1936-03-21 Memo Many member and non member companies are in contact with the PCA regarding questionable material, sequences, characters,...
2764 1936-03-27 List of personnel Attendance list and list of proxies for the Board of Directors meeting.
2756 1936-04-21 Telegram The Pope's encyclical has been mistranslated -- he hasn't demanded a greater control of motion pictures -- he has congra...
2757 1936-04-21 Memo There has been a mistranslation of an address given by the Pope -- confusing the words control and regulation in relatio...
2753 1936-04-22 Telegram Pope has praised Catholic bishops and citizens in the United States for the improved moral decency of motion pictures.
2754 1936-04-22 Letter In relation to the improvements of the quality and morality of motion pictures -- "I may say that they are moving in the...
2755 1936-04-22 Telegram The Pope's encyclical has been mistranslated -- he hasn't demanded a greater control of motion pictures -- he has congra...
2752 1936-04-23 Letter The Pope has praised the motion pictures and their improved moral decency.
2785 1936-04-30 Telegram Pickford-Lasky Productions wants to apply for Class A membership to the MPPDA.
2816 1936-05-01 Memo Some foreign films (particularly British films) while approved by the PCA are not carrying the official PCA seal of appr...
2815 1936-05-04 Memo Foreign films -- particularly British films -- have been approved by the PCA but do not carry the official PCA seal of a...
1143 1936-05-11 Memo Re trade practice regulation to counter statutory control of the motion picture industry
2778 1936-05-11 Memo Trade practice conference held between executive committee of MPTOA and the sales managers of the distributors -- discus...
2779 1936-05-11 Memo Trade practice issues - influenced by the end of the NRA.
2818 1936-05-17 Letter Breen wants Hays to instruct all companies that requests for the opinion of the PCA on potential production material mus...
2812 1936-05-18 Letter Acknowledging the position of Lenauer -- a distributor of foreign films -- in regards to the costs of obtaining the PCA ...
2809 1936-06-01 Letter Sending Hays information regarding the release of independent productions that have not received the formal PCA seal of ...
2823 1936-06-10 Letter Outlining, for the PCA records, the fees relating to obtaining PCA approval. Small file included relating to the issue o...
2808 1936-06-11 Letter Independents are releasing films prior to receiving PCA approval.
2728 1936-06-22 Memo Proposes to tackle the problem of double features as an economic trend -- find a solution through economics instead of d...
2726 1936-07-06 Memo Thoughts on double features -- more theatres are playing double features in self defense than those playing them to rais...
2777 1936-09-14 Memo Allied States Association is starting a slush fund for lobbying and legal costs -- demanding changes to the current trad...
2782 1936-09-25 Letter Sending Samuel Goldwyn an application form for Class A membership to the MPPDA.
2781 1936-09-28 Telegram Arranging for time for Board of Directors to discuss Samuel Goldwyn Productions' application for Class A membership to t...
2769 1936-10-02 Letter Educational Studios, Inc. has resigned from the MPPDA -- no longer producing in Hollywood.
2773 1936-10-07 Memo Regarding trade practice regulation -- the current proposed bills to divorce exhibition from production. Primary issues ...
2772 1936-10-16 Memo Outlines a discussion with MGM -- attempting to change the exhibition contract to ease trade relations between distribut...
2802 1936-10-21 Letter Sending out a copy of the Production Code, resolution for uniform interpretation, the memo on crime pictures and the res...
2771 1936-10-22 Memo Exhibitors in Philadelphia have voiced an internal interest in working out local conciliation within their organisation ...
2725 1936-10-30 Resolution Resolution on double features in Maryland -- no longer obligated to exhibited low grade films designed solely to be seco...
2826 1936-11-02 Memo, press summary Don Craig has written an article for the Washington DC News that criticizes the work of the PCA on the grounds that it w...
2770 1936-11-04 Memo Independent exhibitors in Iowa are beginning to work together and lobby for reforms to exhibition contracts and tax laws...
2790 1936-11-05 Correspondence Regarding a theatre in Indianapolis connected to a circuit for Paramount-Fox pictures.
1145 1936-12-14 Letter Hays is concerned there may be a development of jokes concerning the abdication of King Edward VIII. The importance of a...
2800 1936-12-14 Letter Hays is concerned there may be a development of jokes concerning the abdication of King Edward VIII. The fear is offensi...
2799 1936-12-18 Letter Hays is concerned there may be a development of jokes concerning the abdication of King Edward VIII -- Breen assures him...
1168 1936-12-23 Memo Summary of the development of the Production Code prior to the Trade Practice Conference of 1927.
3185 1936-12-23 Memo Summary of significant modifications of the Production Code between 1930 and 1934.
2870 1937-01-01 Letter Regarding the title "Court House Square" -- MGM was in negotiations to buy the book of that name then bought a book with...
2842 1937-01-26 Memo Calling for an informal inquiry into members of Allied States obtaining liability insurance from foreign companies -- in...
2856 1937-02-24 Letter Double feature screening of The Stowaway (with Shirley Temple) and At The Opera (Charlie Chan film) -- young boy was fri...
2948 1937-03-16 Letter Congratulatory letter to Warner Bros. for having very few references to liquor or drinking in their recent films.
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