ID Date Type Description Summary
1782 1932-07-21 Memo First meeting of the Executive Committee of the MPTOA. Includes the resolution to demand the adoption of the 5-5-5 stand...
1781 1932-07-23 Memo Meetings on 5-5-5 contract. Allied declaring that only legal action will prompt the producers into action. Palfreyman fe...
1759 1932-07-25 Memo Outlining the situation with RKO's board of directors representative (Class B membership) in the wake of the production ...
835 1932-07-29 Letter Eliminations suggested by Joy to Age of Consent have not been made -- do they want it to go to a jury?
1686 1932-07-30 Correspondence Protesting Scarface. Demanding all Italian names be removed from the picture. Hays replies (4 August 1932), defending th...
857 1932-08-01 Correspondence Joy has found several properties -- from scenarios to finished films -- to be inadmissible under the Code. Hays sen...
834 1932-08-01 Letter They are making suggested alterations in Age of Consent. "I appreciate your position in this matter ... I want our compa...
829 1932-08-03 Memo MPTOA Allied States plans to attack affialiated theatre circuits -- demanding use of standard contract.
841 1932-08-17 Letter Production Code problems with script of Nora which violates spirit and letter of Code "... it is impossible for me to ov...
839 1932-08-17 Letter Production Code on script of Tinfoil -- danger "... of the tendency as well as the worry presented by this particular ...
836 1932-08-17 Letter Will he accept Joy suggestions for changes in Son of Russia or should it go to a jury?
828 1932-08-18 Memo Detailed account of current state of inter-industry relations between distributors and exhibitors - fuller version of 1...
842 1932-08-18 Letter sending copies of 17 August 1932 and 15 August 1932 correspondence "that you may be advised of the effort being made her...
845 1932-08-20 Letter enclosing copy of 20 August 1932 report [10-0044 -- D32-04] to Joy etc. "This is of paramount importance and I will appr...
844 1932-08-20 Memo Hays report on examining reasons for violations of Production Code - mistakes must be eliminated - public not interested...
856 1932-08-22 Letter and reply Kent, replying to Hays letter of 17 August 1932 and recent Production Code correspondence: "there is a great feeling in...
847 1932-08-23 Letter 20 August 1932 report : "I want you to know that as always, I an very happy to give you whatever support I may have in c...
2009 1932-08-23 Letter returning 20 August 1932 report [10-0044 -- D32-04] as required: "I am in full accord with this."
846 1932-08-23 Letter Returning 20 August 1932 report [10-0044] as required "until the Industry and its leaders ... undertake with you the con...
2010 1932-08-23 Letter returning 20 August 1932 report [10-0044 -- D32-04] as required:"I am in full sympathy with the subject matter of your m...
849 1932-08-29 Letter Reply to 20 August 1932 Hays report [10-0044] on Production Code: The Code is unenforceable, and although it has done s...
825 1932-09-27 Memo There has been a marked increase in litigation especially over protection -- independent exhibitors are in a mood of r...
1770 1932-09-29 Letter Mayer suggesting a larger number be able to sit on the Executive Committee of AMPP to reduce the "ill-feeling" among tho...
848 1932-09-29 Letter They should read the September 1932 report in the office before Board of Directors meeting: "Attached is a memorandum p...
1769 1932-10-05 Memo In relation to Mayer's suggested changes to the Executive Committee of AMPP, Hess outlining the current arrangement. The...
823 1932-10-13 Memo MPTOA-Allied States meeting proposed federal legislation more drastic than Brookhart bill. Memo - probably from Hess or ...
1711 1932-10-30 Letter Inviting Schenck to sit on a committee to view print of Scarface (see 09-2120 to 09-2122 for other invitations).
1768 1932-11-11 Letter Hays agreeing with Mayer's suggestions relative to changing the By-Laws to allow a larger number on the Executive Commit...
1707 1932-11-24 Memo Plea not to demand a change in title for Scarface. Schenck has already discussed this issue with Hays evidently.
1727 1932-12-06 Letter Leishman is sending his proposed plan for a physical distribution merger to Hays.
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.
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