ID Date Type Description Summary
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...
789 1932-06-13 Letter Italian protests about Scarface - general statement about crime - Scarface the last gangster movie to be released - Hugh...
1731 1932-06-20 Correspondence General information regarding the Committee on Distribution Economics and their upcoming meeting. Includes other brief c...
1730 1932-06-24 Memo Committee on Distribution Economics. The Sales Managers are against the idea and the recommendation is that no reorganiz...
1729 1932-06-28 Letter and reply Depinet's report on the thoughts of the Sales Managers on the Committee on Distribution Economics in relation to a centr...
784 1932-06-30 Letter Complaint over moral standards in advertising - industry losing self-respect and public support to a dangerous extent -...
786 1932-07-08 Speech/address Serious crisis in moral standards in advertising necessitates reinforcement of Advertising Code because of wave of criti...
850 1932-07-09 Letter, memo Hays writes from Hollywood about problems over advertising and AMPP resolution to enforce Advertising code. The problems...
779 1932-07-11 Letter Responding to Hays 9 July 1932 letter, Advertising code has not been enforced.
783 1932-07-15 Letter WB intends to cooperate with Advertising code but its enforcement machinery should not be given national publicity.
782 1932-07-16 Letter Breen to be chairman of AMPP advertising Code Committee as a representative of MPPDA and AMPP
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