ID Date Type Description Summary
1530 1929-08-14 Memo Memo explaining attached survey of the memberships of affiliated theatres in State Exhibitors' Associations.
2162 1929-08-01 Letter Letter complaining that Universal has stolen her story "Three rainy Nights," and asking for Hays' help. Hess replies su...
638 1929-07-30 Letter Metzger details the complaints of the exhibitors against the arbitration system, the Standard Exhibition Contract, and t...
567 1929-07-20 Night letter Trouble with Canadian censors who are all over 70, and may order eliminations and bans to justify their own jobs. The T...
1305 1929-07-11 Letter Canada censorship. Censorship problems in Canada over MGM's The Big City -- recalled in Montreal and Quebec after origin...
2150 1929-06-29 Memo Reporting convention resolution urging the MPPDA to set up a script censoring operation in Hollywood. Milliken replies ...
566 1929-06-14 Letter Hays explains the efforts of the MPPDA to accommodate the sensibilities of other countries. Note: also copy following r...
1519 1929-06-12 Memo Hess outlines the major differences between the standard form of actors' contract and the new one insisted upon by Equit...
3333 1929-06-12 Memos Discussing agenda for Board of Directors Meeting, at which there will also be the heads of the distributors' theatre ch...
521 1929-06-11 Telegram Chicago Council has refused to appropriate money for Censor Board to purchase sound equipment
555 1929-06-06 Letter Hays emphasizes the extreme importance of eliminating salacious advertising, especially in the light of the Trade Practi...
1504 1929-06-01 Memo "Isn't it interesting and gratifying to note that in the story about the Whalen Crime Commission in the Tribune of May 3...
1487 1929-05-17 Letter Beetson informing Hays of the Academy's second annual meeting and their awards of merit. Included is relevant material a...
596 1929-05-16 Miscellaneous Roger W. Babson has made widely-published statements accusing the movies of being responsible for the rise in the crime ...
529 1929-04-01 Letter Newspaper editorial on censorship:'There is no doubt, of course, that in theory there is no defense for censorship. Yet...
3331 1929-03-19 Letter Discussion of bill for legal services in Ohio
1496 1929-03-09 Book chapter A reprinted chapter from the book "A Century Of Industrial Progress", written by Hays on the the history of the motion p...
2130 1929-03-09 Memo Good news item from the Joplin, Mo., News Herald 16 February 1929 about someone confessing to a crime after watching a p...
558 1929-03-05 Letter Concerns the introduction of sound technology and the problem of sensibly deciding upon a system when "sound itself is i...
2163 1929-03-01 Letter Letter complaining about Universal in relation to a dispute with Rogers involving Ken Maynard. Metzger of Universal deni...
2153 1929-02-27 Memo Attempts to resolve the problems over the Williams and Dawley patents from combining miniature and live action photograp...
512 1929-02-09 Letter Formula as amended -- its purpose is "to discharge our obvious duty, and incidentally to protect the industry not mere...
3325 1929-02-07 Letter Letter following up on a meeting discussing the censorship of sound. Attached are extracts from editorials.
527 1929-02-04 Memo Pennsylvania Supreme Court have upheld censorship of sound films. Suggests taking a case to the Federal courts to test c...
523 1929-02-02 Letter Encloses memo from John Shea of First National with memo from Rockett on internal censorship at the studio: "one more ev...
3334 1929-02-02 Memo Herron, report on speech by J.D. Williams at the National Board of Review (NBR) annual conference describing his film im...
3330 1929-01-30 Correspondence Brown is the new President of RKO. He and Hays seek to meet, and Hays asks Beetson to contact Brown in Los Angeles.
3329 1929-01-25 Letter McDougall does not feel Jack White Comedy Corporation's two-reel comedies are prone to scenes of prolonged love-making l...
2111 1929-01-24 Correspondence Hays responding to several authors' claimed grievances about the application of the Formula.
526 1929-01-24 Letter reply to 15 January 1929 letter, pledge of improvement to make censorship unnecessary
2164 1929-01-16 Letter Proposes making a silent and sound version of Broadway, to gauge public reaction, as an experiment
525 1929-01-15 Correspondence Censor problems over sound films -- no longer intend to be so lenient as they have been. Hays circulates this letter ...
518 1929-01-14 Press release Hays on censor boards attempts to censor sound -- they "are presuming to censor speech
645 1929-01-09 Miscellaneous Hays sends out examples of advertisements for sex-hygiene films and related adverse editorials: "Our member companies do...
515 1929-01-05 Letter problem he addresses in 04 January 1929 letter will not recur under new Formula. Negotiations with Authors League over ...
2135 1929-01-05 Letters Correspondence relating to several medical films
514 1929-01-04 Letter protesting advertising of A Woman of Affairs as The Green Hat and suggesting Authors Agreement is unworkable, since adve...
388 1928-12-21 Letter Hays tries to answer Brookharts criticisms of the arbitration system.
1476 1928-12-06 Letter Beetson updating Hays on the current patent situation which relates to composite motion pictures, particularly the proce...
461 1928-12-05 Memo DeBra on "Life and Death in Sing Sing," by Warden Lawes containing an accusation that movies and the press stimulate cri...
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...
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