ID Date Type Description Summary
62 1921-01-01 Memo Complaint about the number and level of taxes to which the industry is subject, especially in view of its patriotic serv...
3303 1922-01-31 Memo Kirchwey's summary of the legal situation and benefits
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...
68 1922-05-22 Memo Detailed outline of operations of National Board of Review NBR (sent at Hays' request). Includes personnel, origin, org...
50 1922-05-25 Memo Summary of the current situation regarding Film Clubs and Film Boards of Trade.
123 1922-06-10 Memo Contains MPPDA and Theatre Owners Chamber of Commerce membership lists; also a resolution taken at a TOCC meeting author...
3287 1922-06-16 Memo The practice of members of the FBTs, operating under the so called Hoy system, of black listing Exhibitors through simul...
6 1922-07-07 Memo MPPDA public relations activity. Proposed organization and role of Committee of Fifteen. Suggestion for formation of lo...
10 1922-09-12 Memo Proposals for MPPDA public relations action, arising from meeting of 08-15-1922. Involves national headquarters of affi...
42 1922-09-16 Memo Distribution of non-theatrical motion pictures. Burgess feels that the promotion of film use in schools and churches wi...
33 1922-11-10 Memo Report on recent activities of the Public Relations Committee: distribution of Declaration of Purpose, letter-writing, p...
74 1922-12-23 Memo Public relations committee opinions on Arbuckle case - committee not consulted before Hays action to reinstate Arbuckle ...
3283 1922-12-31 Memo Proposed contract formulated in England may prove suggestive here
2018 1923-02-09 Memo Joy has not replied to letters about Arbuckle. FPL has reiterated its position that it is not going to release any Arbuc...
131 1923-02-15 Memo Response to criticism of the Uniform Contract which came to the Film Daily from the Minnesota Theatre Owners Association...
3304 1923-02-27 Memo suggesting that the reason for Cohens attack on the contract, and recruiting of state MPTOs protests against it, is that...
2019 1923-03-24 Memo Resume of CPR activities to date: has met 11 times; Joy's correspondence amounts to 35,652 letters; he has held 500 conf...
82 1923-04-07 Memo Article in Scouting magazine on The Covered Wagon -- part of the Committee on Public Relations (CPR) promotion of the p...
31 1923-04-13 Memo First formal meeting of the Committee on Visual Education of the NEA and the MPPDA. A 4-point program was adopted to as...
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...
56 1923-09-07 Memo In response to concern about rising production costs (mainly due to directorial extravagance), a plan is mooted whereby ...
3262 1924-01-25 Memo Censor BoardsUseful statement showing the various censor boards and the branches controlling the territories over which ...
208 1924-02-21 Memo Platten reports on the use of motion pictures on trans-oceanic and coastal passenger steamers, quoting extensively from ...
187 1924-05-12 Memo Smith and studio representatives discuss the stance they will adopt at a hearing of a Copyright Bill scheduled for 05-15...
191 1924-05-21 Memo An early demonstration of synchronous sound.Demonstration of the Phonofilm, in which synchronous music accompanies the ...
196 1924-05-22 Memo Metro Corporation have combined with Goldwyn Pictures Corporation, creating the Metro-Goldwyn Distributing Corporation.
199 1924-06-16 Memo Summary of business discussed at MPPDA Members' Meeting of 06-16-1924 for use at the Directors Meeting of 06-19-1924. B...
160 1924-08-18 Memo Record of AMPP meeting. Election of next Executive: Joe Schenck (President), Roach & Ince (Vice Presidents), and Beetson...
146 1924-08-19 Memo Smith suggests using the influence of the Presbyterian Church to publicize a favourable editorial in the Los Angeles Tim...
3209 1924-09-03 Memo Memo summarises newspaper article of views of M.C. Levee on the effect the Formula will have on fiction.
200 1924-09-09 Memo Notices of MPPDA Board meetings, June to September 1924
157 1924-10-03 Memo Reports the establishment of a Joint Arbitration Board at a "neutral location" in New York City.
135 1924-10-08 Memo Restrictions upon advertising, and admonition not to release information on costs, wages and receipts.
179 1924-10-09 Memo Outlines the necessity of providing special programmes for children, since it is unreasonable "to judge all motion pictu...
178 1924-11-06 Memo Suggestions for a small dramatic leader to introduce all the children's matinee programmes. In one suggestion, Hays him...
216 1924-11-14 Memo Suggestions for specific cuts and alterations that Film Box Office (FBO) should make in Life's Greatest Game in order to...
212 1924-11-26 Memo Platten comes up with a strategy for dealing with Rev. Scanlon, involving his Dean Lathrop, the representative of all t...
175 1924-12-03 Memo An account of the review of the children's matinee programmes by members of the Committee on Public Relations. Details ...
148 1924-12-04 Memo Amongst the trademark correspondence are a series of summaries of advertisements or possible articles by an independent ...
176 1924-12-11 Memo The annual MPPDA budget for the children's matinees.
3222 1924-12-11 Memo Keogh has arranged for prints of the FP-L pictures that Woolridge has requested to be delivered to him. Letter details ...
133 1924-12-31 Memo Concerns the need to discourage offensive advertising, titles and themes, after complaint received from L.A. Better Busi...
215 1925-01-14 Memo Suggestions for specific cuts and alterations, including retakes that Famous Players-Lasky (FPL) should make in Manhatt...
2078 1925-01-24 Memo Use of troops in moving picture films
3217 1925-02-01 Memo Notes of subjects for discussion relating to actors' contracts: "See Christie contract paragraph 12, reference 'unfavora...
1326 1925-02-28 Memo Regarding the Perkins Bill before the Committee on Patents. The bill could not be agreed upon and no action will be curr...
249 1925-03-14 Memo Explanation of the National Motion Picture League, which originated at Columbia University in 1916. It reviews pictures ...
241 1925-03-21 Memo Major Wooldridge report on the Saturday morning movie for boys and girls.
3263 1925-03-21 Memo Useful 4-part report on the activities of the Executive Office of the Committee on Public Relations over the last year. ...
234 1925-04-22 Memo Establishment of non-profit placement bureau for extras. Beetson asks, among other points: "Do you feel that the general...
247 1925-04-27 Memo Joy lays out the various functions and responsibilities of the new Public Relations Department, as he sees them. Includ...
1332 1925-05-12 Memo Pettijohn calling for the creation of an Exhibitors' Department within the MPPDA. He thinks that Burt New should handle ...
1333 1925-06-05 Memo New suggests the creation of a Exhibitors' Relations department within the MPPDA in order to improve the relationship be...
233 1925-06-09 Memo Beetson is trying to work out how to make a case to the Labor Commission that the employment of female extras should be ...
232 1925-06-13 Memo It is currently illegal to employ women extras or wardrobe women for more than eight hours per day. Beetson is negotiat...
1344 1925-06-15 Memo Memo to Hays from Hess regarding the process involved in allowing the public, as individuals, to become members of the M...
256 1925-06-16 Memo Harry Warner announces that Vitagraph, now under Warners' control, has rejoined the MPPDA after its much-publicized depa...
245 1925-10-05 Memo Red Seal Picture Corp., makers of Inkwell cartoons, wants to join the MPPDA. Smith is against it because they are too s...
2036 1925-12-08 Memo membership of law committee
257 1926-01-07 Memo Examples of both "good" and "bad" advertising.
1368 1926-02-18 Memo Beetson keeping Hays informed about the plans for independent producers on the West Coast forming a new association. Inc...
3278 1926-04-26 Memo Hess and Grosvenor memo on conference with Thompson of DoJ. Difference of opinion relates to one paragraph (Paragraph 3...
1363 1926-05-19 Memo Information regarding the Palmer Photoplay Corporation, now operating as the Palmer Institute of Authorship. The Nationa...
3279 1926-05-26 Memo Memo replying to Mr. Lotts memorandum (to Colonel Donovan of DoJ dated 09-24-1925, and dealing with the two Kentucky cas...
280 1926-06-26 Memo A useful summary of the Public Relations Department's activities, current and projected. (Note especially the plans for ...
281 1926-07-14 Memo Apparently a summary of Hays Office activities under the purview of Milliken, incorporating Joy memo (02-2026 - 02-2032)...
3277 1926-07-19 Memo Report on investigation into Film Boards of Trade: "As I am convinced that no satisfactory evidence of oppression or har...
286 1926-08-06 Memo The Patents Office is going to dispose of all old models of patents in Washington. Gentile is anxious to acquire all ea...
3273 1926-08-26 Memo The practices and agreements criticized by the Department of Justice are those which may prevent an exhibitor who has fa...
3275 1926-08-26 Memo Amended Rules and Regulations for Boards of Arbitration, August 1926
307 1927-02-12 Memo 'Bad Title and Advertising "Dynamite.'" A rational plea for a more restrained approach to titles and advertising in vie...
3238 1927-02-20 Memo Planning for negotiations with Authors League -- aim "to establish and maintain direct and ethical relations with author...
332 1927-03-01 Memo Instructions to speakers on the motion picture industry as to the type of material required, especially regarding case s...
1398 1927-03-03 Memo Statement regarding the use of motion pictures in the Navy. Films are exhibited on Navy ships and also delivered to sold...
314 1927-03-17 Memo "Questions in House of Commons Regarding Motion Pictures in Canada."
323 1927-04-08 Memo 'Our effort to organize the interest of various nationwide groups, like the YMCA, parent-teacher associations, Women's C...
1404 1927-04-08 Memo A memo stating that the new name of Famous Players is Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation. Note there is no hyphen.
408 1927-05-04 Memo 'Lectures at the Harvard Business School on the Motion Picture Industry." Enthusiastic comments on the course, which of...
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...
2049 1927-09-16 Memo Listing membership of the committees of each branch of the Academy
2072 1927-10-18 Memo List of senior industry personnel attending a meeting -- purpose not given.
2073 1927-11-03 Memo Samuel Johnson quote: "I am a great friend of public amusements, for they keep people from vice."
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...
2050 1927-11-22 Memo Listing membership of the committees of each branch of the Academy
395 1927-12-15 Memo New Jersey Public Library Commission has reported a large increase in the demand for books due to motion pictures and ra...
3235 1927-12-19 Memo Proposes changes to the Standard Exhibition Contract for negotiations in Chicago in January 1928.
480 1927-12-20 Memo Patrick F. Scanlan editor of The Brooklyn Tablet objects to "disrobing" scene in Wings, which prevents him from giving i...
406 1928-01-04 Memo This document illustrates the ambitions that the MPPDA cherishes for the Church and Drama Association CDA before their r...
1293 1928-03-21 Memo censorship violations.Negotiations over The Mad Hour gives some insight into the workings of the Studio Relations Commit...
496 1928-03-24 Memo Herron points out that there may be problems with the Austrians over Grease Paint.
459 1928-03-27 Memo In January, William Edward Hickman murdered Marian Parker. Since then, he has been featured in a newsreel (including De...
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...
483 1928-06-01 Memo Specific censorship problems in the dialogue of the new talkies from Warner Bros.
418 1928-06-09 Memo The industry is being investigated by the Department of Justice -- especially the legality of the operations of the Bo...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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