ID Date Type Description Summary
599 1929-09-20 Letter The Eastern Studio Relations Committee gets into action advising producers of potentially censorable material.
2237 1929-09-20 Letter Commenting on Churchman editorials and encouraging McConnell to set up an investigation -- suggests it will damage coope...
2167 1929-09-22 Letter Hays writes to straighten out an incident involving Warners cancelling the contract of a vaudeville player
547 1929-09-23 Letter 'The advent of wide film of which there is now little question is certainly going to upset things again though if this m...
1492 1929-09-23 Letter Letter outlining the development of arbitration in the motion picture industry (requested of Hays by Sarnoff). Letter i...
2166 1929-09-24 Letter Letter introducing Howson to DeBra and providing some biographical information on his early career as an actor.
545 1929-09-30 Letter Rackett sees the need for some scientific research into the psychology of sound, and its perception by different groups ...
657 1929-09-30 Letter [Regarding Senor Americano;], the action is laid in Spanish California before its acquisition and naturally, most of the...
565 1929-10-01 Letter Hays takes up the case of The Last of Mrs Cheyney, which has been the subject of apparently unreasonable cuts, directly ...
1512 1929-10-02 Letter Milliken thanks Finegan for the Wood-Freeman report on Eastman's experiment with classroom films. Frustratingly the repo...
508 1929-10-08 Letter Community conference -- complaints over vulgar short subjects. Wants First National to cooperate with Joy
548 1929-10-10 Letter MPPDA Technical Committee and AMPAS Technical Bureau (members of both listed) working on standardizing the shape of came...
2145 1929-10-10 Letter Pettijohn tries to resolve a dispute between Warner Bros. and a theatre owner in Auburn, Indiana.
539 1929-10-11 Letter Violation of profanity Don'ts in The Lady Lies: "It is, indeed, most unfortunate that this cannot be corrected. Nearly ...
2102 1929-10-11 Letter The New York Times is printing the first instalment of the sound studio slang piece, despite its being very technical.
2141 1929-10-17 Letter Arranging meeting of Sales Heads to deal with several items of business, including the Boston censors projection room.
1493 1929-10-25 Letter The New York World invited prominent authors to write a piece on the topic of divorce but objected to a statement in Dre...
2140 1929-10-28 Letter Kent apologises for his absence from the conference, and generally urges mutual goodwill between exhibitors and distribu...
510 1929-10-29 Letter Reply to editorial suggesting Hays should operate an "iron hand," outlining need for self-regulation
1525 1929-11-06 Letter Concerning an anti-motion picture article written by Rev. C. G. Twombly entitled "Stop! Look! Listen! The Moving Picture...
656 1929-11-19 Letter Documentation relating to the censorship of Condemned in Pennsylvanian. In part, a description of screenplay development...
2134 1929-11-22 Letter Sending copy of award for exhibitors for "excellency in the reproduction of sound pictures."
2151 1929-11-25 Letter Correspondence relating to the MPTO Texas attempt to set up a "Price Bureau." The organization has renamed itself as Al...
3200 1929-12-03 Letter Lichtenberg is requesting an essay by Hays on the general subject of arbitration in business for educational purposes. T...
536 1929-12-20 Letter Documents on the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America (FCCCA) Commission on the Motion Picture and Drama in...
600 1929-12-20 Letter 'Previewing." Hays explains the whole concept behind previewing -- "We are not only making motion pictures but we are ...
610 1929-12-26 Letter A summary of League of Nations proposals to abolish import and export prohibitions and restrictions since 1927.
1587 1930-01-06 Letter It was reported that Hays and Milliken were "expelled" from the Church and Drama League. Milliken wants a copy of Cadman...
748 1930-01-13 Letter on proposed FCCCA investigation of industry -- Churchman attacks based on evidence from George Reid Andrews of Church ...
679 1930-01-24 Letter Early letter emphasizing the necessity for a new code of practice with the coming of sound.Hays, writing in Hollywood, w...
1232 1930-01-30 Letter Lengthy refutation of claims that imitation of motion pictures leads to criminal behavior in the young.list of newspaper...
680 1930-02-12 Letter "We [he and Lord?] have spent the day putting into final form the conclusions of the sub-committee reached on yesterday"...
1637 1930-02-18 Letter Golden requests any and all information on Talking Picture Epics, Inc. Includes Herron's reply and a small amount of var...
681 1930-02-20 Letter Hays writes from Hollywood, saying there should be no publicity about Code until it is adopted by MPPDA. "It is no doubt...
682 1930-02-21 Letter Writing en route to New York, Hays discusses the method of financing the immediate implementation of the Production Code...
2207 1930-02-27 Letter Documents relating to the Actors' Minimum Contract -- 400 have signed. Copy of contract not included.
2199 1930-03-06 Letter Proposing terms for the continuation of the 5-5-5 Conference to establish a Uniform Contract
685 1930-03-18 Letter Letter on Production Code and AMPP: "the earnest purpose of the producers is obvious and the method of enforcement shoul...
1654 1930-03-18 Letter Re profanity in motion pictures. Jack Warner replying to pleas from MPPDA to tone down profanity. Questions individual's...
686 1930-03-26 Letter letters with press release sent to 1900 daily newspapers in US -- more detailed letter sent to 677 editorial writers o...
687 1930-03-27 Letter Milliken to public relations groups, asking for letters of comment and endorsement on Code and "that the public be infor...
1252 1930-03-28 Letter Re the misrepresentation of South America in US movies, and the use of South Americans as villains. Will the new Code m...
2182 1930-04-02 Letter Responds to McGoldrick's complaint about an old picture circulating in New Jersey called No More Children. Includes Pett...
1510 1930-04-03 Letter Patent on the Super-Simplex Cinema Projector (Gentilini Projector) which is a continuous projector. Eastman Kodak, after...
2200 1930-04-04 Letter History of exhibitors' organizations since 1917 - MPEAA, MPTOA, Allied States.
1617 1930-04-05 Letter MPPDA Board of Directors has ratified the Production Code (passed already by Californian Office).
1250 1930-04-07 Letter Contrary to the public's impression, many movies have yet to be released that were made before the implementation of the...
2180 1930-04-08 Letter Listing Milwaukee eliminations in Party Girl and recommending that it be withdrawn.
1249 1930-04-16 Letter Evidence of early studio cooperation with the Code; description of distribution and functions of personnel in early Code...
1273 1930-04-17 Letter Elimination of the word "Polack" from motion pictures in the future, as a result of complaint from the Polish Consul, 2 ...
1571 1930-04-19 Letter Regarding The Little Accident and Strictly Dishonorable and the Formula. Joy inquiries as to whether either have gone th...
1622 1930-04-21 Letter Portrayal of Navy and officers in motion pictures. Crisp asks that the portrayal of the Navy be respectful at all times....
2214 1930-04-22 Letter Informing Hess of a resolution recommending producers select story material that will provide at least 75 minutes of pla...
690 1930-05-05 Letter As yet Hughes had not signed the Production Code for Caddo, nor Christie for Christies Film Co, DeMille, Griffith, Roach...
1646 1930-05-06 Letter Inquiring about the laws preventing the exhibition or importation of fight films. Hess replies.
3343 1930-05-14 Letter Published Letter in the Christian Science Monitor complaining about the representation of the police.
1263 1930-05-21 Letter Re reasons for encouraging exhibitors of affiliated theatres to join local exhibitor organizations. Includes figures sh...
2198 1930-05-21 Letter Report on meeting of disgruntled exhibitors, seeking to form "their own opposing association to Mr. Richey" in Detroit -...
1558 1930-05-22 Letter An advertisement for Her Unborn Child, declaring that children under sixteen years would not be permitted entry, was pla...
1557 1930-05-23 Letter Regarding the advertising for the film Ladies of Leisure (although Markham refers to it as "Women of Leisure"). The repl...
2181 1930-05-29 Letter Complains about advertising for several Liberty Productions films by the Halperin brothers, who were responsible for the...
691 1930-06-02 Letter Production Code should not be held up as an order from Hays to industry, because mistakes will be made and because there...
692 1930-06-05 Letter Lord had missed Hays in New York -- has written to Father O'Donnell of Notre Dame a brief account of Mundelein connect...
1235 1930-06-05 Letter 'If the pictures are half as bad as the advertisements they must be perfectly terrible." Milliken notes the variation i...
3336 1930-06-06 Letter Promoting the use of screen advertising, and suggesting that the industry cooperate with advertising experts Lennen and ...
1644 1930-06-07 Letter Universal about to produce All Quiet on the Western Front. The Mills Publishing Company has just released a song with th...
693 1930-06-10 Letter They have been having a meeting on Advertising Code which will be ratified this afternoon by Board ... "I wish that you ...
1626 1930-06-19 Letter Lilyan Tashman was quoted in an article in the San Francisco Examiner as saying that women who buy their own jewels are ...
1266 1930-06-20 Letter Trotti advises Fingerlin of specific words that are usually eliminated in foreign countries: "we feel it is for you to d...
1584 1930-06-24 Letter Milliken offers a list of all the people who have had actual experience and contact with juvenile reaction to motion pic...
1559 1930-06-27 Letter Larkin informs Wilstach that the Halperin brothers (small distributors) assure him that they will follow the Advertising...
1576 1930-07-11 Letter Controversy regarding Hell's Angels and First National's Dawn Patrol. Hughes believes there are similarities between the...
730 1930-07-21 Letter Citing Cyril Burt on movies and delinquency: "It is clear that in comparison with the incalculable number of films that ...
677 1930-07-25 Letter Endorsement of the Production Code:
710 1930-08-12 Letter commenting on Hays to Warners 8 August 1930 "I think for the time being I shall keep this within my knowledge, sharing i...
1270 1930-08-26 Letter The Director of Prohibition urges Hays to enforce the section of the Code on drinking
1279 1930-09-10 Letter Correspondence over advertising for On Your Back between Wilstach and RKO theatres. The advertisement in question shows ...
1645 1930-09-22 Letter Re UA's Alibi. Chicago is attempting to ban the film and one judge has been deemed too biased to hear the case as he bel...
694 1930-09-25 Letter Hughes had still not signed Production Code
695 1930-09-30 Letter Columbia and Sono-Art had not yet signed Code
1580 1930-10-08 Letter Bolton wrote an article entitled "The Need for Moving Picture Theatres for Children". Milliken informs Bolton of the ste...
1265 1930-10-09 Letter Bahn, writing in the Syracuse Herald, has complained about the representation of newspapermen. Wilstach soothingly sugg...
1274 1930-10-13 Letter As a result of a complaint, presumably by Mrs. Alt, the Prosecuting Attorney dispatched an officer to the St. Louis Thea...
1552 1930-10-15 Letter Another report of bad motion picture advertising, this time from Kentucky. Johnson provides specific examples from five ...
1551 1930-10-23 Letter Letter regarding ads of questionable taste for Little Accident and Those Three French Girls from Philadelphia. Advertise...
707 1930-10-24 Letter WB non-compliance with Production Code
1548 1930-10-25 Letter Hays congratulating Edison on his decision to accept the invitation to be AMPAS first honorary member. Included here is ...
706 1930-10-29 Letter Production Code: "I assure you had I known we were to present pictures, this would have been done, but it was in my "bon...
2220 1930-10-29 Letter Responding to letter of support from a group of pastors
704 1930-10-30 Letter WB advertising of Kismet: "It is evident from both lobby display and printed blurbs that there are still some ex-burlesq...
705 1930-10-30 Letter Warner Bros. Advertising -- part of a long correspondence with various Warners over the Sex Appeal Sextette from 8 Aug...
2179 1930-11-01 Letter response to a complaint over advertising for A Lady Surrenders
1554 1930-11-05 Letter Concerns the use of the phrase "For Adults Only" in motion picture advertising. While there had been hopes that the warn...
726 1930-11-11 Letter Advertising for Today: "Either this sort of thing is stopped, or the general public will rise up and stop it with a club...
1625 1930-11-12 Letter Church women of Arkansas protesting against the representation of sex and alcohol in motion pictures. Milliken sends the...
722 1930-11-18 Letter complaint over advertising for A Soldier's Plaything. includes discussion of hearings on a censorship ordinance in Oreg...
724 1930-11-26 Letter Bad advertising of Scarlet Pages (WB) as "drama that defends victims of men's lust and deception" and The Truth About Yo...
719 1930-12-02 Letter Catholic editors have complained over advertising - Hayes and Mundelein will feel betrayed by industry
720 1930-12-02 Letter Wilstach complains to Botsford about advertising for Fast and Loose. Holman replies claiming that Paramount advertising...
721 1930-12-02 Letter film discussed at recent censorship hearing was A Soldier's Plaything
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