ID Date Type Description Summary
3250 1912-12-27 Pamphlet IN OPPOSITION TO CENSORSHIP OF MOTION PICTURES. Brief by Mayor Gaynor of New York City (Late Justice of the Appellate Di...
2029 1914-01-06 Supreme Court judgement Mutual v. Ohio judgement -- copy in poor condition
116 1914-10-01 Court proceedings Mutual Film Corporation vs. Industrial Commission of Ohio. This is a faint copy, partly illegible. Complaint from Mutu...
3254 1916-05-20 Pamphlet CENSORSHIP VETO By CHARLES S. WHITMAN When GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK STATE. Measure rejected by Governor because be considere...
3253 1921-03-01 Pamphlet OBJECTIONS TO STATE CENSORSHIP OF MOTION PICTURES, REISSUED MARCH, 1921 BY THE NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW
66 1922-03-16 Letter Reveals that two women, Miss Connolly and Mrs Speed, have been actively campaigning against censorship in the South, bac...
67 1922-03-24 Letter An impassioned letter from a Southern anti-censorship campaigner ('Please be assured of my continuing interest in your e...
117 1922-05-09 Memo The memo is offered as opposition to the Lusk censorship legislation before its final approval by the Governor. It outl...
118 1922-05-09 Clipping Non-Partisan Campaign Bulletin: -- explanation of the legislative demands of Organized Labor in New York State. Attach...
68 1922-05-22 Memo Detailed outline of operations of National Board of Review NBR (sent at Hays' request). Includes personnel, origin, org...
70 1922-06-22 Speech/address The Dissatisfaction with the Film and a Suggested Plan for dealing with it. Rigidity of distribution system principally ...
3249 1922-11-07 Pamphlet The Massachusetts Verdict and Its Significance. Describes the campaign against State Censorship in Massachusetts in Nove...
3256 1923-01-03 Statement ANNUAL MESSAGE OF GOVERNOR SMITH TO THE NEW YORK LEGISLATURE, JANUARY 3, 1923. "Censorship is not in keeping with our id...
3257 1923-01-03 Pamphlet Pamphlet protesting New York Clean Books bill
120 1923-03-06 Record of meeting Proceedings at the Joint Legislation hearing on the proposed repeal of censorship legislation in the State of New York. ...
3259 1923-03-12 Newspaper article Typescript of newspaper report from Cedar Valley Times, Vinton, Iowa, March 12, 1923, reporting on a speech by Rev. W.G....
29 1923-03-27 Letter Response to Hamner letter of 03-23-1923. Hays appends a resolution taken by members of the MPPDA, a reaffirmation of no...
3252 1923-05-03 Memo HISTORY OF CENSORSHIP IN NEW YORK STATE. Covers 1916-1923a history of censorship in NY State, indicating that the Walker...
3260 1923-06-09 Statement WHY I AM OPPOSED TO THE CENSORSHIP BILLBy Rev. Newell Dwight Hillis, D.D., Pastor, Plymouth Church, Brooklyn, NY
3251 1923-08-24 Newspaper article SAYS MOVIES WON'T REQUIRE CENSORSHIP. CHICAGO, Aug. 24 -- Another ten years will see the passing of the movie censor, de...
98 1923-09-15 Report Hanmer speech against censorship in favour of locally, not centrally organized Better Films committees working with exhi...
248 1923-11-01 Pamphlet The Civic Forum leads with the article, "Churches Unite for Wholesome Motion Pictures," and goes on to outline several i...
154 1923-12-10 Letter Mrs Wright recommends action to get certain movies banned. (Letter from Beetson to Hays, 03-17-1924, indicates Mrs King...
263 1923-12-31 Pamphlet 'The Growth of the Censorship Idea," an anti-censorship tract by George Haven Putnam, published by the American Rights L...
140 1924-01-21 Letter Apparently Russell has sought the opinions of editors on motion picture advertising. Marshall's letter deplores scandal...
3262 1924-01-25 Memo Censor BoardsUseful statement showing the various censor boards and the branches controlling the territories over which ...
146 1924-08-19 Memo Smith suggests using the influence of the Presbyterian Church to publicize a favourable editorial in the Los Angeles Tim...
167 1924-09-01 Correspondence Censorship trouble over Vitagraph's Between Friends. The New York censors passed it on condition that certain eliminati...
170 1924-09-01 Memos Herron, Hess and Smith spent an objectionable night at the movies with Father Kelly and friend, watching Between Friends...
194 1924-09-10 Record of meeting Reports of Meetings of Publicity Managers, August-December 1924. Includes discussion of withdrawing financial support fr...
168 1924-09-24 Letter McMahon suggests three specific additional eliminations that would make Between Friends tolerable from the Catholic poin...
169 1924-09-25 Letter Smith agrees at once to recall all prints of Between Friends and make the cuts suggested by McMahon. (Later -- 10-10-...
179 1924-10-09 Memo Outlines the necessity of providing special programmes for children, since it is unreasonable "to judge all motion pictu...
202 1924-10-25 Letter Includes a copy of the resolution taken at the MPPDA Board of Directors meeting of 10-23-1924, which recognizes that "re...
181 1924-11-30 Letter Mrs Bennett is President of the Citizens League of Maryland for Better Motion Pictures. She lists 32 salacious film tit...
180 1924-12-29 Letter Mrs Gibbs is Vice President of The Citizens League of Maryland for Better Motion Pictures. Her letter is explicitly ant...
250 1925-01-01 Various Scanlon's National Motion Picture Conference: main problem Mrs Snow former Ohio censor, whose attack on Hays received wi...
3255 1925-01-01 Statement "CENSORSHIP A MENACE TO DEMOCRACY" -- WALSH"... So long as there are general laws (it they are not ample or broad enough...
226 1925-01-14 Pamphlet "The Motion Picture Situation and the Need for Federal Regulation of the Film Industry." It argues in favor of censorsh...
3261 1925-02-14 Report Summary of current censorship situation and argument against censorship (possibly authored by Lamar Trotti.
227 1925-04-24 Miscellaneous Documents relating to censorship, some apparently drawn from Pettijohn's file. They include both pro and anti-censorshi...
264 1926-02-09 Pamphlet "Dr. Newell Dwight Hillis on Censorship," published by the MPPDA. Dr. Hillis is a clergyman and author.
297 1926-02-16 Essays/articles/speeches This is a large volume of articles by Lamar Trotti on various pro-movie topics: Books and Films; identification with sta...
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...
262 1926-05-01 Letter to editor Extract from Pollock's letter to the Daily News, N.Y.C. In part, "Censorship, here and in England, never kept genuine i...
293 1926-08-04 Letter Castle acknowledges recent letters from Herron concerning the Soviet film situation, and expresses the opinion that Coff...
295 1926-09-01 Report This is a summary of the eliminations required in Potemkin for showing in New York. They include most of the most class...
380 1927-01-01 Miscellaneous A collection of articles by Lamar Trotti. Of special interest are his articles about the use of motion pictures in the ...
357 1927-01-07 Report 'Preliminary Report of Psychological Research on Motion Pictures Conducted in Columbia University in 1926." This resear...
1394 1927-02-08 Proposal A copy of the plan for, and purposes of, the Motion Picture Artists and Film Fans' Federation. Three page document outli...
307 1927-02-12 Memo 'Bad Title and Advertising "Dynamite.'" A rational plea for a more restrained approach to titles and advertising in vie...
316 1927-03-01 Court documents This brief and argument of Vitagraph, which has been denied a permit to show a controversial film, musters all the resou...
319 1927-03-08 Essay 'The Theatre and the Law," by William Gibbs McAdoo. 26 pages for and against -- mainly against -- censorship, looki...
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...
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...
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
320 1927-04-06 Statement Triumphant statement by the lawyer responsible for prosecuting the company of "Sex," followed by a statement on the case...
313 1927-04-20 Letter The film classification system in Alberta, and minutes relating to the censorship situation in other provinces of Canada...
1374 1927-05-02 Record of meeting Meeting of Calgary Film Board of Trade. Issues raised are bicycling of films, the punishment for those not complying wit...
1377 1927-05-03 Record of meeting Meeting of the Vancouver Film Board of Trade. Included here are the minutes of the 04-19-1927 and 04-04-1927 meetings. T...
312 1927-05-19 Letter Information on the system of film classification employed by British censors. Includes the numbers of films recently cla...
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...
321 1927-05-26 Letter Reasons for film rejections are given in response to an inquiry from Douglas.
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...
365 1927-06-29 Resolution A resolution incorporating the Don'ts and Be-Carefuls is now officially adopted by the MPPDA. A similar resolution (als...
317 1927-07-01 Journal/magazine article 'The Wowsers Tackle the Movies," by James R. Quirk.provides biographical information on Chase, Crafts, Upshaw, and menti...
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...
340 1927-08-22 Record of meeting Minutes of a meeting of the Stage and Screen Committee, another group dedicated to a clean stage and a clean screen. To...
315 1927-09-01 Journal/magazine article 'What Price Censorship," by Clement Todd, with further material by Robert Edwards, Henry Harrison and others. Heavy amm...
368 1927-10-01 Miscellaneous File relating to the sex-hygiene movie The Naked Truth. Includes an article in The Medical Journal and Record that supp...
369 1927-10-13 Correspondence There is a large volume of material relating to King of Kings. On the one hand, Christian organizations are convinced t...
339 1927-10-19 Record of meeting C.F. Borcosque, Vice-Consul from Chile, on Latin American attitudes towards Hollywood pictures -- tries to educate fil...
381 1927-11-01 Correspondence The Argentine Ambassador has taken exception to a title in The Magic Flame referring to "Argentines, Levantines and Libe...
338 1927-11-25 Record of meeting Dinner-Meeting of Studio Relations Committee. Douglas Miller, Commercial Attach at Berlin, on opposition to American pi...
322 1927-12-01 Correspondence The MPTO would like to discover the Ohio Censorship Law to be unconstitutional, but Hess advises them to forget it.
337 1927-12-14 Record of meeting Dinner-Meeting of Studio Relations Committee. Concerned with the studios foreign markets. New quota restrictions are no...
1460 1928-01-01 Correspondence Correspondence between Rosenberg and Hess on the subject of censorship in relation to the constitution. Rosenberg is to ...
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...
1284 1928-01-26 Record of meeting These are resumes of the dinner meetings of the Studio Relations Committee. They are invaluable from the point of view ...
1298 1928-01-28 Report Address by Prof. Horace M. Kalien at the 4th National Board of Review (NBR) Conference, 28 January 1928.
403 1928-03-13 Speech/address 'Censorship in the United States," an address delivered at the Association of the Bar, N.Y. This is a consideration of ...
1293 1928-03-21 Memo censorship violations.Negotiations over The Mad Hour gives some insight into the workings of the Studio Relations Commit...
434 1928-04-20 Letter and enclosure/s This is a document on Censorship in China. Mulrooney received it from E.H. Benson, U.A.'s special representative in Tok...
454 1928-04-25 Letter Concerning the censorship of the English picture Dawn - whether it can be shown at all in the US, and if so how it shoul...
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...
429 1928-05-23 Memo Fisher, who is an MPPDA reviewer, lists titles which violate the profanity clause; he also gives comments, film by film,...
1290 1928-05-23 Memo Censorship violations
428 1928-05-24 Memo Milliken notes tendencies in the kinds of censorable material currently being produced. Despite gruesomeness, offensive...
433 1928-06-04 Letter The Worcester Censor-Board has rejected Adam and Evil, apparently an innocuous farce. DeBra says, "I think I know your ...
397 1928-06-18 Letter Censorship problems posed by the introduction of sound, and some strategies for coping with them.
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...
442 1928-06-28 Statement Statement (by Trotti?) critical of the actions of the Pennsylvania Board of Censors in assuming the right to censor spok...
440 1928-08-01 Correspondence This relates to the presentation of the Hoover Acceptance Speech (Fox Movietone) to the board of censors in Columbus, Oh...
438 1928-08-03 Miscellaneous A meeting is called between General Sales Managers, General Counsel, and representatives of news-reel divisions, concern...
402 1928-08-08 Press clipping/s "Talkies Cite Free Speech in War on Censor." Article from The New York Telegram. There is also a smaller clipping, "Ta...
1287 1928-08-08 Press clipping/s Press clippings on Joy's trips round censor boards include the claim that Joy's work saved the studios $3.5m in producti...
476 1928-08-13 Letter Joy warns Selznick of potential censorship hazards in Varsity. Joy argues that some drinking scenes will be cut because ...
437 1928-08-14 Statement 'Statement in Regard to Licensing by Pennsylvania Board of Censors of Film Entitled "Hoover's Acceptance Speech." The F...
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...
441 1928-08-30 Letter Thomas points out that the expensive court actions taken by Warners over the question of sound censorship are designed t...
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