ID Date Type Description Summary
2418 1934-06-26 Certificate Copy of the certificate of approval that will be sent to producer when a film has been approved by the Production Code A...
1023 1934-06-22 Letter Given Department of Justice objections to Selznicks idea, suggested by Fritz Lang, for a picture showing the overthrow o...
2345 1934-06-19 Letter Recommending Metro Goldwyn drop the proposed film, to be directed by Fritz Lang, that portrays a crazed group overthrowi...
1022 1934-06-19 Memo Attorney General Cummings and the Department of Justice are strongly opposed to any film depicting the overthrow of a de...
1047 1934-06-19 Memo On Hays' return to the East, "he called a meeting of the Story Department heads for 18 May 1934, where they were told of...
1107 1934-06-15 Memo Wingate succeeded Joy as director of Studio Relations in mid-October 1932. Breen succeeded Wingate in January 1934, but...
2421 1934-05-28 Letter Response to Hays' letter suggesting that Story Department heads receive copies of MPPDA correspondence regarding Product...
1116 1934-05-28 Memo A list of the Board members of the Motion Picture Research Council, with comments. "Professionals" include William H. S...
1045 1934-05-24 Letter Heads of story departments suggested they should receive copies of Breen letters to studios on Production Code matters t...
2007 1934-05-17 Memo Repeatoscope -- device that projects pictures in the lobby of theatres (with optional nickel slot) -- includes pictures...
1044 1934-05-14 Letter Discusses the designation of a studio staff member to operate as the ongoing and consistent contact for the Studio Relat...
1996 1934-05-12 Correspondence Letters and a resolution made by the church -- in support of Hays.
1973 1934-05-08 Letter Everyone happy to see MPPDA seal appear on every film.
2422 1934-05-01 Letter Responding to Hays' letter asking the studios to appoint a staff member to liaison with the Studio Relations Committee o...
1002 1934-04-28 Letter Catholic approval of Hays ban on Dillinger film -- along with a number of other letters all approving, from women's gr...
1043 1934-04-25 Letter He proposed to other companies that they follow his plan of sending Hammell to Coast to supervise Production Code matter...
967 1934-04-24 Letter MPPDA seal will appear on all WB films from now on
1975 1934-04-23 Memo Every film produced by Fox will carry the MPPDA seal.
1110 1934-04-20 Letter Confirming AMPP agreement that each studio provide "a strong man" for the purpose of Production Code enforcement to liai...
2426 1934-04-11 Letter All contracts with outside distributors must ensure that the rules and regulations of the MPPDA, and particularly the Pr...
1001 1934-04-04 Letter and enclosure/s Enclosing Motion Picture Herald clipping on public and press approval of Hays ban of Dillinger film: "Enclosed is the pr...
1035 1934-04-02 Letter Outlining the new resolution requiring distribution contracts to ensure the Production and Advertising Codes are upheld....
1000 1934-04-01 Miscellaneous Expressing approval of Hays action over ban on Dillinger film.
1091 1934-03-30 Letter The likelihood that Doctor Monica will have to be rejected. Great concern over the abortion angle. Includes synopsis o...
1042 1934-03-30 Memo Re meeting with Eddie Golden, who was trying to bargain independent producers abiding by Production Code and Advertising...
974 1934-03-28 Letter Production Code problems over Uncertain Lady. Universal have cooperated with cuts, and problems were here much less sev...
975 1934-03-28 Letter Production Code problems over The Great Magoo. Digest of Breen correspondence. It will appear as Thank Your Stars whic...
976 1934-03-28 Letter Production Code problems over Sailor, Beware -- digest of correspondence over Navy objections -- it had been mention...
1090 1934-03-28 Letter Production Code problems over It Ain't No Sin -- digest of correspondence -- there is still no acceptable script sho...
977 1934-03-28 Letter Production Code problems over The Postman Always Rings Twice - MGM have spent $25,000 on it; after Warners, RKO and Colu...
1041 1934-03-28 Memo Regarding the Independents accepting the Production and Advertising Codes and complying with them - they are resistant. ...
1039 1934-03-27 Letter Sending Breen a copy of the letter sent to company presidents regarding the plan to inform them of the specific workings...
1038 1934-03-27 Letter Outlining the plan to inform company presidents of specifics of their products PCA progress; as agreed at Board of Direc...
2423 1934-03-26 Letter Thanking Carr for the promise that the Independents will cooperate with the Production and Advertising Codes.
1888 1934-03-24 Letter Sending copies of the two Reaffirmation of Adherence documents, from March 1933.
1984 1934-03-23 Miscellaneous Complete file following the death of John Dillinger. Large amount on Hays' stance against the making of a film about Dil...
992 1934-03-20 Memo Talked with Mr. Hays over the long-distance telephone regarding the announced purpose of the industry to allow no story ...
991 1934-03-20 Telegram "No picture based on the life or exploits of John Dillinger will be produced, distributed or exhibited by any member com...
990 1934-03-20 Memo Zukor says Hollywood Reporter advert of 7 March 1934 must have been put in by Cormack -- Paramount had nothing to do w...
2424 1934-03-20 Memo Trem Carr, President of Independent Producers Association says his members will abide by Production Code and Advertising...
2425 1934-03-20 Telegram The members of the Independent Association of Motion Picture Producers agree to conform to and cooperate with the Produc...
1036 1934-03-20 Memo Brief overview of East Coast Independent producers -- their current product, how it sits in relation to Code, etc. List ...
997 1934-03-17 Letter Protesting idea of Dillinger picture: "I am sure that all Christian people, welfare organizations, etc. will oppose such...
988 1934-03-17 Letter 'Herewith is a letter to you similar to that written to the other member companies indicating the opinion expressed unan...
987 1934-03-16 Letter Referring to the false report that pictures were contemplated built around the escaped criminal Dillinger, and to the di...
1037 1934-03-16 Memo Warners is still failing to cooperate - according to Mayer - and Wallis has been insulting Breen. Mayer called to report...
1034 1934-03-14 Memo AMPP Board of Directors resolution that independent producers in the East should pay some fee for Production Code operat...
3194 1934-03-14 Memo AMPP is asking that Eastern independent producers be charged for using PCA services.
984 1934-03-13 Memo Re rumors of a crime film on Dillinger: Governor McNutt of Indiana is embarrassed by the escape; the last session of the...
2343 1934-03-13 Letter Notification of meeting of the Executive Committee to be held 16 March 1934.
2353 1934-02-14 Letter Approving Walt Disney's Class A membership to the MPPDA. Includes similar approval letter from RKO.
1021 1934-02-10 Letter Suggesting the establishment of an arbitration committee to deal with labor and other disputes between studios and emplo...
2352 1934-01-31 Memo Information regarding Animated Pictures Corporation. They are interested in becoming members of the MPPDA.
2344 1934-01-27 Letter Rosenblatt wants a meeting of some of the "important producers" at his apartment on 31 January 1934.
979 1934-01-15 Letter Hays had told Zukor 16 October 1933 that September Morn should not be used "calling attention to the action of your Boar...
2355 1934-01-15 Letter Schenck absent but will surely approve Walt Disney's application for Class A membership to MPPDA. Similar approval lette...
2356 1934-01-13 Memo Current list of members vote regarding Walt Disney's application for Class A membership. Eight of the fifteen have appro...
2357 1934-01-11 Letter Letter outlines Walt Disney's application for Class A membership to the MPPDA and the call for a vote on the matter. (Re...
2358 1934-01-11 Telegram To vote on Walt Disney's application for association membership.
1999 1934-01-08 Memo Outline of the steps that need to be taken in the establishing of the Federal Archives Building. Project keeps lapsing.
1095 1934-01-02 Letter Useful letter explaining the different classes of membership in the MPPDA. Dues and conditions of membership of MPPDA i...
2001 1933-12-13 Miscellaneous Updating Hays on the Federal Archives Building Project -- includes some documents of interest to Hays, most of which can...
863 1933-11-27 Letter Hays has final say in disputed cases involving Advertising Code.
1795 1933-11-17 Resolution From the Executive committee meeting held to revise the implementation of the advertising code. ALL advertising copy sha...
861 1933-11-17 Letter MPPDA Executive Committee meeting to revise implementation of Advertising Code - McCarthy has been brought in to aid W...
1956 1933-11-02 Memo Congressman Gregory wants to meet with Harry Warner. Does Hays want to handle arrangements with Warner himself?
1957 1933-10-31 Letter and reply Warner agrees to meet Congressman Gregory on 6 November 1933. Hays replies with the arrangements.
1958 1933-10-28 Letter Regarding Mayfield, KY. situation: Senator Backley is in Europe but Congressman Gregory (part-owner) and the theatre man...
1959 1933-10-27 Letter Harry Warner wants to meet with people from Mayfield, KY. -- someone authorized to act and perhaps settle situation. Ne...
915 1933-10-18 Memo Problem presented by Mae West Pictures. Mae West is an asset of Paramount's - financially - yet there are reports that s...
1317 1933-09-19 Memo CONSUMER INTEREST IN OPTIONAL ELIMINATION OF DOUBLE FEATURES BY REGIONAL VOTE OF EXHIBITORS.Double-features - consumer g...
1801 1933-09-13 Letter Rather passionate account of Booth's claims that she has had her work used, without her permission, by various studios.
1842 1933-09-11 Letter Paramount wants to keep the theatres in Detroit. Trendle asking Hays to "put in a good word" for him.
1861 1933-08-16 Memo MPPDA has signed President's Re-Employment Agreement. Borthwick has a plan to restructure working hours, principally for...
1961 1933-08-07 Letter Regarding Mayfield, KY. situation: forwarding two letters to Senator Barkley from Anderson and McDonald (10-0977 -- 10...
1941 1933-07-26 Correspondence Regarding the litigation between Tiffany and Cinevox (Swiss company) -- is there any help Hays can offer. He replies: h...
1855 1933-07-14 Memo Hays relaying a conversation he had with Mayer and Zukor regarding the Chevalier contract. There is only the one contrac...
936 1933-07-05 Letter Acknowledges Joe Schenck letter of 23 June 1933; denies Hays ever opposed to Arbitration agreement.
1963 1933-07-01 Letter Sending Warner a complete copy of the file on the Mayfield Kentucky situation.
2305 1933-06-26 Telegram McKenzie has received 23 June 1933 letter from Joe Schenck -- believes it was prepared by Leob
1947 1933-06-26 Memo Jack Warner wants a special meeting of the Board of Directors in a few days.
1864 1933-06-23 Letter and reply Neilan has started a production company in Florida and wants to join the MPPDA. He also denies alleged industry rumours ...
935 1933-06-23 Telegram UA resignation is move in dispute between WB and 20th Century. WB intending to bring suit. Hays on his way to Coast.
934 1933-06-23 Memo UA has resigned from AMPP because of unethical conduct by WB -- Mayer wants a meeting to discuss situation.
933 1933-06-23 Letter Denies Harry Warner accusations against 20th Century; MGM behaved in accordance with Arbitration Agreement over Hubbard;...
932 1933-06-20 Letter Circulating copies of Harry Warner 14 June 1933 and Nick Schenck 19 June 1933 letters
1865 1933-06-19 Letter Monogram wants to join both MPPDA and AMPP.
930 1933-06-19 Letter Denies Harry Warner accusations in 9 June 1933 and 14 June 1933 letters and 14 June 1933 Board of Directors meeting: MGM...
1854 1933-06-18 Letter Mayer clearly setting out the terms, as he understands them, of the Chevalier contract. Chevalier guaranteed $150,000 (o...
931 1933-06-17 Telegram 20th Century does not wish to join MPPDA because of the unethical behavior of WB.
2279 1933-06-16 Memos Routine correspondence -- Hays to Myers
1852 1933-06-16 Letter The rescheduling of Board of Directors' meeting, now to be held 19 June 1933.
2317 1933-06-16 Letter Kent unable to attend rescheduled Board of Directors' meeting now to be held 19 June 1933.
926 1933-06-15 Telegram Koenig agrees argument with Jack Warner that the situation is the result of misunderstanding -- attempting to arrange ...
1868 1933-06-14 Memo Establishing Monogram Pictures distributing position as it currently stands. Not technically a national distributor but ...
929 1933-06-14 Letter Details Lucien Hubbard case -- Zanuck assistant who went to MGM when Thalberg was failing to perform there -- after th...
923 1933-06-12 Letter Denies charges made in Harry Warner letter of 9 June 1933 -- did not talk to Zanuck until after he resigned from WB -...
1866 1933-06-09 Letter Monogram plans to go into national distribution. Wants to join MPPDA and discuss the the issue of talent borrowing with ...
928 1933-06-09 Letter Zanuck had been demanding a salary increase, had resigned over "the termination of the bank holiday salary reduction." ...
921 1933-06-09 Telegram forwarding letter from Harry Warner alleging malpractice by 20th Century -- will be discussed at MPPDA Board of Direct...
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