ID Date Type Description Summary
413 1928-12-03 Memo 'Overplay of Sex and Crime Suggested in Editorial Criticisms." collection of newspaper material objecting to crime and ...
1285 1928-12-01 Correspondence Exchange of letters between Hays and Brookhart on arbitration. Brookhart is introducing a bill to bring the motion pictu...
446 1928-11-28 Letter An example of the kind of dissatisfaction produced by the present exhibition contract. This exhibitor finds himself stu...
1478 1928-11-19 Miscellaneous File on proposed changes to the motion picture selling season and the differing opinions on the subject. Debate rages th...
414 1928-11-02 Memo The writer quotes an article from The Hominy News (Oklahoma), "Ban On Crime Movies Asked," in which a banking executive ...
422 1928-10-29 Memo Milliken points out that despite Joy's efforts (which have achieved a good deal of success) censor cuts are still being ...
436 1928-10-20 Memo Initial responses of various state censorship boards to the introduction of sound. Hess is anxious to find a test case ...
468 1928-10-11 Memo Re payment of expenses by the MPPDA in the case of law suits and court cases representing a common interest.
410 1928-09-11 Letter This is an excellent summary of the present international copyright situation. It makes reference to an extensive repor...
3241 1928-09-11 Letter Extensive report by Charles Campbell Jr, who attended a recent Rome conference which was held to revise the Berne Conven...
2092 1928-09-10 Letter Hays reply -- a standard letter -- to Hampel of Milwaukee Motion Picture Commission 31 August 1928 protesting the number...
1292 1928-08-31 Letter Letter from Hampel of Milwaukee Motion Picture Commission 08-31-1928 protesting the number of crime films: "The Commissi...
439 1928-08-28 Letter This letter was sent to all MPPDA members. Hays is attempting to orchestrate the response of the industry to sound cens...
2099 1928-08-21 Letter Television licences have been granted to several companies and individuals, including RCA and Westinghouse. "Inasmuch as...
487 1928-08-15 Letter Tiffany-Stahl has produced a picture dealing in part with the life of the Grand Duchess Anastasia, and she has retained ...
475 1928-08-07 Various David O. Selznick directed a film partly set in Princeton with full cooperation and approval of college authorities. Whe...
1296 1928-07-17 Memo Evidence of the extent to which the MPPDA took trouble over individual crime incidents in which someone alleged the infl...
2085 1928-07-14 Letter Reporting appointment of AMPP Board. Henry King elected as the director's representative.
424 1928-06-25 Letter and reply Companies are being advised of specific violations they have made of the Don'ts and Be-Carefuls. Warners is reprimanded...
1475 1928-06-23 Correspondence Hays informs Hart that the resignation of his company's class A membership of the MPPDA has been accepted with regret at...
426 1928-06-16 Memo This records the number of violations of the Don'ts and Be-Carefuls by each company, according to the MPPDA reviewer.
427 1928-06-14 Memo 'Examination of the trade paper advertising of the proposed product for 1928/29 discloses some titles which, taken in co...
385 1928-06-12 Memo Comments on Fox advertising insert in Exhibitors Herald, some of which "some folks might consider an appeal to the sensu...
418 1928-06-09 Memo The industry is being investigated by the Department of Justice -- especially the legality of the operations of the Bo...
1433 1928-06-05 Journal/magazine article Copy of a story from the American Arbitration Association's newsletter, "Arbitration News". Article reports a speech del...
483 1928-06-01 Memo Specific censorship problems in the dialogue of the new talkies from Warner Bros.
493 1928-05-28 Correspondence Universal try to get an English ban on Phantom of the Opera lifted. Universal representative Bryson, friend of Herron, i...
428 1928-05-24 Memo Milliken notes tendencies in the kinds of censorable material currently being produced. Despite gruesomeness, offensive...
2084 1928-05-23 Letter Reporting meetings relating to a cameraman's code of ethics.
3239 1928-05-10 Correspondence Walsh alleges plagiarism by Paramount Lasky in a Bebe Daniels film. Paramount denies it. Walsh persists, claiming he m...
400 1928-05-07 Letter In part: "Concerted effort on the part of all in this office [the AMPP] to line everybody up solidly in order that there...
419 1928-04-02 Letter Lott, former Department of Justice official, is out for blood over block-booking and the Film Boards of Trade and "their...
494 1928-03-23 Letter Universal has doubts about aspects of the scenario of Grease Paint, which it proposes to film. They refer the question ...
1488 1928-03-06 Miscellaneous Information regarding the introduction of cultural courses on motion pictures into colleges. The first such course, on p...
472 1928-03-01 Press release The MPPDA replies to charges of pro-Hoover political bias in newsreels, instigated by Frank Rembusch ('Mr. Hays operates...
497 1928-03-01 Correspondence The difficulties involved in getting French approval of The Foreign Legion, and the necessity of achieving such approval...
392 1928-01-30 Pamphlet, letter 'Memorandum in re Brookhart Bill." Pettijohn sent this to Hays for his opinion, saying it was imperative that something ...
421 1928-01-18 Resumes "Memo for Mr. Hays" on the development of the SRC. Joy cites instances of his successes, and those occasions when the SR...
1458 1928-01-17 Correspondence Demonstrations of incandescent lighting by the Technicians Branch of the Academy. These demonstrations are of new techno...
415 1928-01-11 Miscellaneous The English picture Dawn (about Edith Cavell), produced by Wilcox, is offensive to the German government, so the MPPDA h...
406 1928-01-04 Memo This document illustrates the ambitions that the MPPDA cherishes for the Church and Drama Association CDA before their r...
1471 1928-01-04 Letter McGee, a friend of Hays, is developing a trackless train idea, like one recently done, that could be used for publicity ...
1304 1928-01-04 Letter Harry Warner to Hays, denouncing advertising for Woman of Affairs and a few other companies as well. Hays writes to comp...
2087 1928-01-01 Journal/magazine article "Shall We Condemn the Movies?" An interview with Hays. No source identified.
2048 1927-12-21 Letter Reporting activities of the Academy: free-lance actors' contract completed, technicians examining improved methods of li...
1369 1927-12-19 Correspondence Letter to Hays informing him that there have been several complaints against Paramount and Metro in relation to block bo...
372 1927-12-03 Letter Expressing his approval and admiration of the recently-advertised Don'ts and Be-Carefuls, then objecting to a picture th...
371 1927-12-02 Letter In Baraboo, Wisconsin, they want shows that will "cater to the general family trade with thorough guarantee against show...
367 1927-11-28 Press statement Concerns exhibition of religious motion pictures at Sunday evening church services.
377 1927-11-18 Letter Apparently the French Ambassador has been criticizing the industry, and Hays has come to its defence.
1383 1927-11-12 Memo Memo informing Hays that the United Press are sending out an article entitled "Denies Movies Cause Increase in Crime". I...
309 1927-10-28 Letter Exchange of letters. Brecher points out to Hays that regardless of any agreement reached at the Trade Practice Conferenc...
2079 1927-10-24 Letter and enclosure/s Hays sends Warner clippings about Vitaphone
2077 1927-10-17 Resolution/s MPPDA resolution and other notices observing the death of Sam Warner.
2068 1927-10-10 Speech/address Remarks by Will H. Hays at Trade Practices Conference. Includes a list of member companies of the MPPDA and a summary o...
2060 1927-10-10 Miscellaneous Typescripts of series of articles on "The Best Cared For Children in America," on children in the motion picture industr...
352 1927-10-01 Press release Claims that the Federal Trade Commission conference has been a success and that similar meetings will be held annually. ...
345 1927-09-06 Letter This informs Andrews of a resolution of the Federated Church Brotherhoods of California, to the effect that the stage an...
3226 1927-09-01 Article Settling It Out of Court, System, the Magazine for Business, September 1926. Article by Hays on Arbitration in the moti...
2047 1927-08-15 Letter and enclosure/s Reporting activities of the Academy, and enclosing bulletins
1378 1927-08-01 Letter and enclosure/s Concerns an enclosed letter from Rachel Smith (Famous Players Studio School). Sent to Trotti because the letter is so po...
396 1927-07-31 Miscellaneous Large volume of material on two Caddo pictures, The Mating Call (about KKK) and The Racket. Hughes very reluctant to ag...
464 1927-07-19 Letter AMPAS economy meetings with actors. Beetson: "The result I gleaned from the conference was that the freelance actor, es...
344 1927-07-01 Correspondence Hays seeks comment from studio representatives on the action for a 10% pay cut. They reply at length, giving their own ...
1410 1927-06-19 Report Beatty highlights the problem of studios being accused of plagiarism. The situation is so bad that most producers are r...
325 1927-06-08 Letter Steps to be followed in making films available for the Harvard Film Library. Other correspondence on the same theme is ...
310 1927-06-01 Various There is a controversy concerning the film adaptation of The Ruined Lady, which allegedly was blocked by Hays when propo...
341 1927-05-24 Report of meeting This appears to be the original formulation of the Don'ts and Be-Carefuls. In drawing them up, "the Committee has in mi...
346 1927-05-19 Pamphlet 'Is the Trend in Motion Pictures Upward?" Rev. Wm. Sheafe Chase pamphlet on the state of the movies, with his criticis...
2052 1927-05-17 Press clipping/s Extracts from press reports on founding of the Academy
2053 1927-05-11 Memo Purposes of the MPPDA listed, along with a description of its general activities - these are notes for Hays' speech at t...
366 1927-04-21 Speech/address This is a transcript of a speech made by Hays at an unnamed function in New York (apparently Department of Justice repre...
417 1927-04-21 Statement General statement by Hays to a representative of the Department of Justice. He speaks at length about the industry, inc...
323 1927-04-08 Memo 'Our effort to organize the interest of various nationwide groups, like the YMCA, parent-teacher associations, Women's C...
318 1927-04-01 Article 'Motion Pictures and Their Censors," by Hays, in American Review of Reviews. This is followed by other articles from AR...
363 1927-04-01 Telegram 'Notice is hereby given that there will be a meeting of the Board of Directors at four o'clock next Wednesday April twen...
2091 1927-04-01 Journal/magazine article "Motion Pictures and Their Censors" -- edited version of April 1927 article by Hays in American Review of Reviews
342 1927-03-31 Letter The Pasadena clubs have taken a stand in favour of censorship. The California Federation contacts them to explain why t...
329 1927-03-26 Letter & enclosures Business problems posed to Harvard business students, based upon the film industry, and specifically relating to Famous ...
330 1927-03-15 Transcript of address Hays' address to the Harvard Business School
328 1927-03-05 Press release 'Motion Picture Course Inaugurated by Harvard." Harvard Business School is holding a series of lectures on the film ind...
1380 1927-02-20 Letter Letter to Hays concerning Famous Players-Lasky's failure to uphold the conditions of a contract with the H. Schoenstadt ...
3238 1927-02-20 Memo Planning for negotiations with Authors League -- aim "to establish and maintain direct and ethical relations with author...
2056 1927-01-01 Letter Describes a meeting at Mayer's house to discuss the creation of the Academy -- lists those present, and includes list of...
267 1926-12-03 Letter Hays is on the Committee of the Church and Drama Association, and Andrews writes to him for approval of some minor busin...
274 1926-11-22 Letter The judge has been quoted in the press as saying that motion pictures contribute to juvenile delinquency. Here Hays res...
258 1926-11-19 Various A Chicago company called Famous Names is selling endorsements of products by movie stars. It promises that it can furni...
362 1926-10-30 Miscellaneous There is a large amount of detailed material relating to plans to produce medical and surgical instructional films. A s...
1300 1926-10-02 Miscellaneous There is concern about Joe Schenck's plans to adapt a Broadway play, A Woman Disputed. Reports are made of the play, of ...
281 1926-07-14 Memo Apparently a summary of Hays Office activities under the purview of Milliken, incorporating Joy memo (02-2026 - 02-2032)...
288 1926-06-24 Letter Castle is is Chief of Western European Division, Department of State. He is concerned about reports that Armored Cruise...
830 1926-06-14 Letter Early correspondence about King of Kings and Andrews' willingness to co-operate under conditions spelled out in the lett...
854 1926-06-14 Letter George Reid Andrews makes his proposition to Hays concerning his own role in the production of King of Kings (10% of the...
261 1926-05-01 Correspondence & resolution The L.A. District Board, California Federation of Women's-Clubs, informs Hays that they have passed a resolution opposin...
271 1926-03-03 Record of speech Hays gave this speech at a dinner given by the Federal Council of Churches at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. It was the eve...
284 1926-02-26 Letter Canavan informs Hays of a resolution taken by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Pictur...
1368 1926-02-18 Memo Beetson keeping Hays informed about the plans for independent producers on the West Coast forming a new association. Inc...
299 1926-02-10 Letter Zierler's case provides a good example of a small independent exhibitor shut out of the industry through lack of access ...
1364 1926-01-21 Letter Weeks is informing Hays of the proposed new tax currently being discussed in the Virginia General Assembly. It is a ten ...
255 1925-10-22 Articles/essays Tract after tract about the enlightening power of motion pictures, by Lamar Trotti. Includes "The Attitude of the Church...
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