ID Date Type Description Summary
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...
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