ID Date Type Description Summary
1167 1937-01-28 Letter Restrictions on kidnapping are to be officially interpreted as meaning "abduction, or illegal detention, in modern times...
1124 1937-01-18 Letter The use of the word "dame" in titles is eliminated, because it is "an industry liability." Columbia wants to use it in a...
2961 1937-01-04 Letter Concerning clearance and runs -- what is the exact situation in regards to length of clearance between first and second ...
2870 1937-01-01 Letter Regarding the title "Court House Square" -- MGM was in negotiations to buy the book of that name then bought a book with...
1154 1936-12-31 Letter Hays has just returned from a visit to the Pope and Mussolini. The advertising managers are concerned about details of a...
1271 1936-12-24 Letter The Federated Church Brotherhoods of California is tired of waiting for the improvements promised by the Code. Milliken...
2796 1936-12-24 Letter Sending Hess copies of the form letters that will be sent to member and non-member companies respectively when a PCA cer...
2739 1936-12-22 Letter Regarding the process of obtaining films from member companies for the National Archives. Film preservation.
2799 1936-12-18 Letter Hays is concerned there may be a development of jokes concerning the abdication of King Edward VIII -- Breen assures him...
2740 1936-12-17 Letter Arranging for a meeting with Hays to discuss obtaining films from member companies for the National Archives. Film prese...
1145 1936-12-14 Letter Hays is concerned there may be a development of jokes concerning the abdication of King Edward VIII. The importance of a...
2800 1936-12-14 Letter Hays is concerned there may be a development of jokes concerning the abdication of King Edward VIII. The fear is offensi...
2741 1936-12-11 Letter Outlining the process of the film library in the National Archives. There is already a collection of films given by gove...
2714 1936-12-04 Letter Lists the approved and rejected press books of reissues. All exchanges have been notified that objectionable material mu...
2723 1936-11-06 Letter Advising Kent regarding a resolution passed by the MPTO of Maryland on double features. Demands that exhibitors be relie...
2724 1936-11-05 Letter Acknowledging the receipt of the resolution passed by the MPTO of Maryland relating to double features.
2742 1936-11-02 Letter Sending a copy of the report given to the Society of Motion Picture Engineers on film preservation. See report 11-1202.
2832 1936-10-31 Letter Outlines the fund-raising drives held by the Will Rogers Memorial Commission.
2802 1936-10-21 Letter Sending out a copy of the Production Code, resolution for uniform interpretation, the memo on crime pictures and the res...
2804 1936-10-07 Letter Asking that the PCA is advised of all changes to titles of features and shorts that have been assigned a PCA certificate...
2805 1936-10-07 Letter Asking that the PCA is advised of all changes to titles of features and shorts that have been assigned a PCA certificate...
2769 1936-10-02 Letter Educational Studios, Inc. has resigned from the MPPDA -- no longer producing in Hollywood.
2782 1936-09-25 Letter Sending Samuel Goldwyn an application form for Class A membership to the MPPDA.
2791 1936-09-09 Letter Paramount's various companies have merged together under the name Paramount Pictures, Inc. All MPPDA memberships regard...
2806 1936-08-21 Letter Lists the films rejected by the PCA New York office during 1936, with reasons for rejection: Undercover Men (gangster fi...
2734 1936-08-06 Letter Far East Films Corporation has merged with Educational Films Corporation.
2745 1936-07-20 Letter Acknowledging receipt of a report on the preservation of film by the National Bureau of Standards. See report 11-1212.
2810 1936-07-17 Letter All films wanting a PCA seal of approval must be screened for the PCA -- Pizor has complained about the financial costs ...
2747 1936-07-08 Letter Acknowledging the thanks of the National Archives for the MPPDA's help with the installation of film and sound recording...
2748 1936-07-07 Letter Thanking the MPPDA for its help with the installation of film and sound recording equipment at the National Archives.
2783 1936-06-11 Letter Selznick International Pictures has become a member of the MPPDA.
2784 1936-06-11 Letter Selznick International Pictures has become a member of the MPPDA. Includes small amount of correspondence regarding thei...
2808 1936-06-11 Letter Independents are releasing films prior to receiving PCA approval.
2823 1936-06-10 Letter Outlining, for the PCA records, the fees relating to obtaining PCA approval. Small file included relating to the issue o...
2809 1936-06-01 Letter Sending Hays information regarding the release of independent productions that have not received the formal PCA seal of ...
2812 1936-05-18 Letter Acknowledging the position of Lenauer -- a distributor of foreign films -- in regards to the costs of obtaining the PCA ...
2818 1936-05-17 Letter Breen wants Hays to instruct all companies that requests for the opinion of the PCA on potential production material mus...
2814 1936-05-14 Letter A theatre in San Francisco is showing films that do not comply with the Production Code nor do they carry the PCA seal o...
2720 1936-05-12 Letter Relating to the phrase (and therefore title) "Foreign Correspondent".
2813 1936-05-01 Letter Feels the PCA approval costs for distributors of foreign films within America is too high -- particularly when dealing w...
2731 1936-04-28 Letter Asking for help for Warner Bros. nation wide survey on double features.
2752 1936-04-23 Letter The Pope has praised the motion pictures and their improved moral decency.
2754 1936-04-22 Letter In relation to the improvements of the quality and morality of motion pictures -- "I may say that they are moving in the...
2788 1936-03-20 Letter Dispute with MGM over paying for films the theatre does not want to distribute -- Hess advises Somma to speak with MGM.
2819 1936-02-10 Letter Thanking Schwartz for the copy of Columbia's Producers-Distributors Contract. Contract included here.
2820 1936-02-05 Letter Regarding the situation of short subject series that are made up of news reel footage -- should they be submitted to PCA...
2716 1936-01-29 Letter Outlines certain responsibilities of companies under the Advertising Code. From 1 February 1936, a fine will be imposed ...
2759 1936-01-01 Letter The Legion of Decency has a temporary home until the new headquarters are ready.
2561 1935-12-16 Letter Acknowledging the receipt of a copy of the restraining order issued in the Associated Industries of Oklahoma vs. Oklahom...
2562 1935-12-12 Letter The Vitaphone Corporation (Warner Bros. subsidiary) will send all of their short subjects made in the East to the West C...
2703 1935-12-11 Letter Regarding the title "High Hat" -- it is a registered title yet an upcoming film of the same name has been announced.
2563 1935-12-04 Letter A tentative certificate of approval (with number) will be assigned to all scripts approved by the Production Code Admini...
2497 1935-10-29 Letter Thanking Kelly for passing on information relating to burlesque performances accompanying motion pictures in certain the...
2529 1935-10-28 Letter Acknowledging the large memo "Trade Practices in the Motion Picture Industry" - an attempt to rework issues since the de...
2496 1935-10-22 Letter Issue of obscene shows being performed in theatres with motion pictures. In this case, Minsky's Burlesque is been perfor...
2654 1935-10-21 Letter RKO film, Finishing School, was deemed inappropriate for release by the Alberta Board of Motion Picture Censors and it w...
2532 1935-10-16 Letter Asking for opinion on the issue of enforced arbitration.
2468 1935-10-13 Letter Regarding commercial advertising and the non-theatrical distribution and exhibition of entertainment films in competitio...
2640 1935-10-07 Letter Both She Done Him Wrong and I'm No Angel are having great difficulty gaining PCA approval. Breen feels they should not b...
2641 1935-10-06 Letter What is the current state of She Done Him Wrong and I'm No Angel's applications for PCA approval? Breen is of the opinio...
2481 1935-10-03 Letter A letter that presumably contains copies of letters sent to the MPPDA regarding a film based on the life of Senator Huey...
2479 1935-10-01 Letter Hays assures the wife of the late Senator Huey Long that he would do whatever he could to aid her as Universal is planni...
2540 1935-10-01 Letter Sending Bright an up to date copy of the by-laws of the Association of Motion Picture Producers. Copy included.
2478 1935-09-26 Letter The wife of the late Senator Huey Long objects to a proposed Universal film about the life of her husband.
2471 1935-09-25 Letter Covering letter accompanying the dissemination of the Survey and Report on Screen Advertising (13 September 1935), plus ...
1121 1935-09-06 Letter Although G-Man pictures comply with all the tenets of the Code, their excessive violence and brutality have been causing...
2564 1935-09-06 Letter The new list (or an additional list) of words not acceptable under the Production Code. Women shall not be referred to ...
2544 1935-09-03 Letter MPPDA want Mascot to join the association. Nat Levine (Mascot) is not keen.
1112 1935-08-23 Letter A congratulatory letter from Fox's office in England praising the Advertising Code. Fox in England is having much less ...
2565 1935-08-05 Letter Sending Hays a list of the words and phrases that are unacceptable under the Production Code -- see the list 11-0276.
2644 1935-08-05 Letter RKO are reissuing several films and the PCA has not had time to approval them -- RKO has been forced to reissue them wit...
2504 1935-08-02 Letter Approximately ninety percent of theatres owners in Indiana do want to end the exhibition of double features but ten perc...
2571 1935-07-29 Letter Canada Censorship Boards will not pass any more gangster films (G-Men pictures). Foreign.
2505 1935-07-25 Letter Information regarding the banning of double features.
2506 1935-07-23 Letter The Associated Theatre Owners of Indiana are working on a plan to eliminate double features; some theatre owners are str...
2508 1935-07-23 Letter Paramount do not want to sign certain exhibition contracts in Indiana without the State agreeing to eliminate double fea...
2693 1935-07-16 Letter MPPDA wants around fifty copies of the booklet "Moving Pictures and the Adolescent" -- social influence of motion pictur...
2704 1935-07-08 Letter MPPDA playing unofficial mediator between Warners and a disgruntled exhibitor -- the details of the situation are not gi...
2482 1935-07-01 Letter Congratulating Hess on his memo to all member companies regarding the issue of representation of the dead in biographica...
2645 1935-06-26 Letter Disagrees with the agreement (or disagrees that there was an agreement) that any film reissued before 1 August 1935 must...
2646 1935-06-24 Letter Regarding reissues of films. They must be approved by the PCA.
2486 1935-06-17 Letter Sending Hess a copy of the Elizabeth Yeaman article "Censor Ruling Evoked on Biographical Films"- it has caused concern ...
2583 1935-06-13 Letter Sending Hays a copy of Zanuck's letter detailing his proposed kidnapping story.
2584 1935-06-12 Letter Zanuck does have a kidnapping story he would like to film -- at this stage it is just an idea, there is no script. Kidna...
2606 1935-06-07 Letter Acknowledging Quigley's letter suggesting the PCA seal of approval and certificate number could be displayed as an emble...
2607 1935-06-03 Letter Quigley is suggesting the PCA seal of approval and certificate number could be displayed as an emblem instead of a scree...
2608 1935-05-29 Letter Acknowledging Quigley's letter regarding the trend of some theatres removing the PCA seal of approval from a print.
2609 1935-05-28 Letter Some theatres are removing the PCA seal of approval -- Quigley feels this would not happen if the seal appeared in emble...
2588 1935-05-21 Letter A list of all films that carry the PCA seal of approval has been sent to affiliated theatres and this list will be updat...
2590 1935-05-14 Letter Schaefer proposes that the trade papers could run a list every week of films that have been approved by the PCA -- as th...
2649 1935-05-13 Letter The issue of reissues of films under the Production Code -- if a film was both released and released prior to the Code b...
2594 1935-05-10 Letter Outlines the difficulties for exhibitors in only being able to show films with the PCA seal of approval. The primary iss...
2610 1935-05-10 Letter Regarding the ongoing problem of the PCA seal of approval -- again a suggestion that the feature film seal be replaced w...
2650 1935-05-10 Letter Reissues and the Production Code.
2611 1935-05-08 Letter All scripts need to be submitted for approval at least four days prior to the beginning of production.
2651 1935-05-08 Letter Any film released prior to 15 July 1934 that is reissued must be submitted to and approved by the PCA.
2597 1935-05-06 Letter Memo to theatre managers. The PCA seal must be shown with every film exhibited. Theatre owners must check prints, newsr...
2600 1935-05-02 Letter Reports the PCA seal of approval is not shown with every film -- it must be complied with.
2516 1935-05-01 Letter Hess asks Moskowitz to ensure that exhibitors show the Production Code Administration seal of approval - ithere have bee...
2599 1935-05-01 Letter Reports the PCA seal of approval is not shown with every film -- it must be complied with.
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