ID Date Type Description Summary
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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