ID Date Type Description Summary
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...
1355 1926-06-18 Letter AMPP calling for the introduction of "the same term in all studios for the same class of work and that so far as possibl...
288 1926-06-24 Letter Castle is is Chief of Western European Division, Department of State. He is concerned about reports that Armored Cruise...
289 1926-06-28 Letter Not only is Potemkin already available in the U.S., but Mr Zamkovoy of Sovkino is trying to get Bolshevik shots into all...
290 1926-07-16 Letter Films available from Sovkino in the U.S., including a synopsis of The Wedding of the Bear.
292 1926-07-19 Letter Castle asks Coffin about Potemkin, which he saw with Fairbanks and Pickford ('Doug and Mary'). Coffin recognizes the po...
291 1926-07-28 Letter Concern that Zamkovoy is negotiating with U.A. to make Russian propaganda pictures in the U.S., particularly The Death B...
293 1926-08-04 Letter Castle acknowledges recent letters from Herron concerning the Soviet film situation, and expresses the opinion that Coff...
294 1926-08-18 Letter 'I think I have things pretty well lined up regarding the film The Death Battalion by Gloria Swanson, as I had a long ta...
3271 1926-09-13 Letter The Department of Justice after an 18 months investigation of the Film Boards of Trade issued a statement that the Arbit...
296 1926-09-22 Letter This, and a follow-up letter written the following day, express concern about the admission of Russian films to the U.S.
260 1926-11-15 Letter Perepelkin's continued interest in the screening of movies on immigrant ships is encouraged. "Human cargo on a great ad...
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...
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...
273 1926-12-16 Letter The judge has been quoted in the press as opposing the "unrestrained youthful patronage of motion picture shows," (clipp...
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...
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 ...
348 1927-02-28 Letter The FTC seeks to clarify the status of the MPPDA in relation to "the inquiry into open price associations."
378 1927-03-10 Letter The National Board of Review (NBR) is putting together a picture which includes some German war pictures which the Consu...
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...
313 1927-04-20 Letter The film classification system in Alberta, and minutes relating to the censorship situation in other provinces of Canada...
326 1927-05-03 Letter Gives composition of film selection committee. Harvard plans the acquisition of film journals as well as the films them...
312 1927-05-19 Letter Information on the system of film classification employed by British censors. Includes the numbers of films recently cla...
308 1927-05-26 Letter Fatty Arbuckle is to appear in a revival of the play "Baby Mine" which is soon to be brought out as a motion picture. C...
321 1927-05-26 Letter Reasons for film rejections are given in response to an inquiry from Douglas.
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 ...
376 1927-06-29 Letter Herron informs Castle of German propaganda films relevant to the issue of the German-Polish frontier. Castle already kn...
1372 1927-07-05 Letter Letter regarding press article from Liberty dated 07-02-1927 entitled "Extra! Extra! Why The Girls Who Leave Home Are So...
464 1927-07-19 Letter AMPAS economy meetings with actors. Beetson: "The result I gleaned from the conference was that the freelance actor, es...
1420 1927-07-26 Letter Beatty informing Silverman that an advertisement displayed in a recent issue of Variety claiming that the El Brendel pro...
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...
3232 1927-09-06 Letter Information about an international friendship exchange of dolls organized by the Federal Council of Churches -- suggeste...
1401 1927-10-22 Letter United Artists want to know how the National Motion Picture League obtained and reviewed a copy of their yet to be relea...
309 1927-10-28 Letter Exchange of letters. Brecher points out to Hays that regardless of any agreement reached at the Trade Practice Conferenc...
383 1927-11-13 Letter Allen protests about the gross political and cultural insensitivity of Across the Pacific in its portrayal of the Philip...
377 1927-11-18 Letter Apparently the French Ambassador has been criticizing the industry, and Hays has come to its defence.
2872 1927-11-19 Letter Arranging a meeting between Byrne and Milliken -- presumably to discuss MPPDA membership. Byrne produces films for adver...
371 1927-12-02 Letter In Baraboo, Wisconsin, they want shows that will "cater to the general family trade with thorough guarantee against show...
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...
1390 1927-12-07 Letter A copy of letter to all sales managers regarding a meeting to discuss the 1928 budgets for the Film Boards of Trade and ...
2048 1927-12-21 Letter Reporting activities of the Academy: free-lance actors' contract completed, technicians examining improved methods of li...
3234 1927-12-23 Letter Suggests that it would be better for the negotiations on the Standard Exhibition Contract if there was no representative...
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...
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 ...
481 1928-01-10 Letter Judge Watkins of Fulton County Juvenile Court is quoted in the Atlanta Constitution as blaming movies for juvenile crime...
1470 1928-01-11 Letter Ferguson has written to MPPDA claiming to have developed a movie camera for color films and wants to know who to contact...
1445 1928-01-17 Letter Cooper informing Milliken of the new film classification system being implemented in parts of Canada. Two classification...
394 1928-02-07 Letter The MPPDA has been complaining about the activities of the Dipson-Zimmerman Booking Circuit, which has formed an "illega...
1441 1928-02-07 Letter Offering the figures for the importation of film into Canada. There is a significant drop from 1926 to 1927 due to the f...
1429 1928-02-17 Letter Discusses the relationship between the Amateur Cinema League and the professionals represented by the MPPDA. Hays wants ...
1436 1928-03-01 Letter A letter and document acknowledging Hess as the chosen arbitrator for an upcoming case.
453 1928-03-07 Letter Critique of French claims that they cannot their films distributed in the US. Contains a revealing paragraph about produ...
2083 1928-03-07 Letter Letter opposing Brookhart Bill
1435 1928-03-09 Letter Regarding a bill currently before House of Representatives which would increase the amount of money in dispute for arbit...
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 ...
495 1928-03-26 Letter McGoldrick and Father Talbot (literary editor of "America') unanimously declare Grease Paint to be "utter trash [with] n...
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...
1467 1928-04-10 Letter Relating to the invention of a non-burning celluloid film. Alkus has invented it and the MPPDA are trying to arrange a d...
393 1928-04-16 Letter Coston is complaining about a change in the programming policy of the Tower Theatre (Chicago). He reveals that it used ...
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...
416 1928-04-27 Letter Isaacs is Assistant Trade Commissioner at the U.S. Department of Commerce in London. These are his reactions to the int...
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...
1463 1928-05-17 Letter Finkelstein and Ruben, Minneapolis theatre owners, write to Milliken about public relations activities they have initiat...
2084 1928-05-23 Letter Reporting meetings relating to a cameraman's code of ethics.
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 ...
501 1928-06-07 Letter DeBra tries to offset the escalating costs of his pet project, Woman Marches On, by making a deal with McBride.
2082 1928-06-16 Letter Asking assistance in promoting an arbitration bill in Louisiana.
397 1928-06-18 Letter Censorship problems posed by the introduction of sound, and some strategies for coping with them.
479 1928-06-26 Letter The Navy has made a couple of complaints about the depiction of uniformed personnel which the writer recognizes as spuri...
1297 1928-06-26 Letter
2085 1928-07-14 Letter Reporting appointment of AMPP Board. Henry King elected as the director's representative.
476 1928-08-13 Letter Joy warns Selznick of potential censorship hazards in Varsity. Joy argues that some drinking scenes will be cut because ...
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 ...
2099 1928-08-21 Letter Television licences have been granted to several companies and individuals, including RCA and Westinghouse. "Inasmuch as...
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...
1292 1928-08-31 Letter Letter from Hampel of Milwaukee Motion Picture Commission 08-31-1928 protesting the number of crime films: "The Commissi...
2092 1928-09-10 Letter Hays reply -- a standard letter -- to Hampel of Milwaukee Motion Picture Commission 31 August 1928 protesting the number...
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...
423 1928-09-24 Letter There is concern about violation of the Don'ts and Be-Carefuls by non-member companies, as these are damaging the genera...
3299 1928-10-21 Letter Arranging meeting at which the MPPDA members will come to a final position, indicating that it has been rather difficul...
412 1928-10-22 Letter It has been proposed that crime motion pictures be banned in Louisville. In a detailed letter, Milliken brings Wolz's a...
1446 1928-10-25 Letter With sound pictures comprised of shorter reels, questions being asked regarding censorship fees. Paramount wants to know...
430 1928-11-28 Letter E.S. Gregg, Export Manager of Electrical Research Products, Inc., ERPI wants to know what percentage of foreign movie in...
446 1928-11-28 Letter An example of the kind of dissatisfaction produced by the present exhibition contract. This exhibitor finds himself stu...
1476 1928-12-06 Letter Beetson updating Hays on the current patent situation which relates to composite motion pictures, particularly the proce...
388 1928-12-21 Letter Hays tries to answer Brookharts criticisms of the arbitration system.
1453 1928-12-31 Letter Finegan, on request, is informing Trotti of Eastman Teaching Film's intention to produce a series of "health" films for ...
514 1929-01-04 Letter protesting advertising of A Woman of Affairs as The Green Hat and suggesting Authors Agreement is unworkable, since adve...
1538 1929-01-04 Letter Regarding a clause included in a contract for the purpose of purchasing the literary rights to cover sound or dialogue r...
515 1929-01-05 Letter problem he addresses in 04 January 1929 letter will not recur under new Formula. Negotiations with Authors League over ...
2164 1929-01-16 Letter Proposes making a silent and sound version of Broadway, to gauge public reaction, as an experiment
526 1929-01-24 Letter reply to 15 January 1929 letter, pledge of improvement to make censorship unnecessary
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...
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...
3325 1929-02-07 Letter Letter following up on a meeting discussing the censorship of sound. Attached are extracts from editorials.
512 1929-02-09 Letter Formula as amended -- its purpose is "to discharge our obvious duty, and incidentally to protect the industry not mere...
562 1929-02-19 Letter Herron informs managers of agreement reached between authors and dramatists and the MPPDA "which I think it would be wel...
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