ID Date Type Description Summary
2659 1935-03-06 Letter Paramount agrees to immediately recall all prints of films deemed inappropriate under the Production Code and will recal...
2586 1935-03-01 Letter Acknowledging the receipt of Sheehan and Cohn's report on the PCA seal of approval.
2661 1935-02-26 Letter Acknowledging assurances from Warner Bros. that they will withdraw their films currently in circulation that have been d...
2663 1935-02-25 Letter Breen wants no film to be reissued without PCA approval. Films currently in circulation without PCA approval will now ne...
2664 1935-02-23 Letter The development of a new classification system for films currently in circulation that don't carry the PCA seal of appro...
2666 1935-02-22 Letter Columbia has not replied to Hays' letter concerning the elimination from further distribution of films considered inappr...
2667 1935-02-22 Letter Universal has not replied to Hays' letter concerning the elimination from further distribution of films considered inapp...
2668 1935-02-22 Letter United Artists has not replied to Hays' letter concerning the elimination from further distribution of films considered ...
2669 1935-02-22 Letter Paramount has not replied to Hays' letter concerning the elimination from further distribution of films considered inapp...
2670 1935-02-22 Letter Warner Bros. has not replied to Hays' letter concerning the elimination from further distribution of films considered in...
2671 1935-02-22 Letter RKO has not replied to Hays' letter concerning the elimination from further distribution of films considered inappropria...
2672 1935-02-22 Letter MGM has not replied to Hays' letter concerning the elimination from further distribution of films considered inappropria...
2675 1935-02-22 Letter RKO's Finishing School should be withdrawn immediately and not re-released. The film was originally left off the list of...
1130 1935-02-21 Letter Breen has worked out a formula to deal with the increasing number of movies involving crime and bloodshed. This letter d...
2665 1935-02-20 Letter A list of various films currently in circulation that are not considered appropriate under the Production Code. These fi...
2005 1935-02-18 Letter Who is defending the industry against the Leon Douglass lawsuit concerning color patent? Pettijohn replies -- it is not ...
2679 1935-02-16 Letter Hays thanks Clark for withdrawing Fox's George White's Scandals and Hoopla from circulation. These two films have been i...
2680 1935-02-15 Letter Fox has withdrawn George White's Scandals and Hoopla from circulation. These two films have been included on the list de...
2634 1935-01-28 Letter Shortening the PCA seal of approval on short subjects.
2557 1935-01-21 Letter Thanking Hays for information regarding clauses ensuring compliance with the Production Code and the financial charges i...
2686 1935-01-18 Letter All reissues must be submitted for PCA approval -- it will be the same process as for new productions.
2636 1935-01-16 Letter Thanking Fineshriber for his interest in the Production Code: "You have studied in detail the actual administration of t...
2637 1935-01-09 Letter Agreeing with the decision to have East Coast and foreign production submitted to the PCA.
2638 1935-01-07 Letter Both Warner brothers agree with Hays on the decision to have all East Coast and foreign films submitted to the PCA for a...
2639 1935-01-07 Letter Discussing the decision to have all East Coast productions and foreign films submitted to the PCA for approval. Harry Wa...
2691 1935-01-05 Letter Hays suggests reissues should be submitted for PCA approval prior to re-release.
1131 1935-01-03 Letter All films produced abroad and on the East Coast will henceforth go through the West Coast PCA machinery. Hart will only...
2488 1935-01-03 Letter Issue of representation of liquor and the censors. In Topeka, the Governor's office will endeavor to be more lenient wit...
2375 1934-12-21 Letter Regarding the proposal for the PCA approval seal to appear in the main title of short subjects to avoid the need for ext...
2635 1934-12-21 Letter Reminding Hays to raise the issue of shortening the PCA seal of approval on short subjects with Breen.
2324 1934-12-18 Letter Reply to an update received regarding film on animal experimentation. Medical Motion Picture Films.
2325 1934-12-17 Letter Updating Hays on the medical film concerned with animal experimentation. Hays is the honorary president of the Board of ...
2364 1934-12-13 Letter Outlines the Florida state statute in relation to films and need for the seal of approval from the National Board of Rev...
2361 1934-12-11 Letter Cohn is opposed to changing the NBR approval legend to "Classified and Passed by the National Board of Review" from the ...
1096 1934-12-10 Letter Buckley thinks the continued employment of the National Board of Review (NBR) is a waste of money: "The NBR, as you know...
2376 1934-12-10 Letter Suggesting the PCA seal of approval be placed in the main titles of short subjects as the use of additional footage is a...
1097 1934-12-01 Letter The NBR wants to change the legend used by the studios to "classified and passed by the NBR" in view of current public c...
1085 1934-11-30 Letter Executives have never hissed the PCA Seal as alleged in a recent Christian Advocate. Audiences have done so on occasion...
1082 1934-11-26 Letter Calls to reduce the length of the PCA seal. Currently appears on screen for a relatively lengthy period of time. As patr...
2490 1934-11-23 Letter Two examples of eliminations the Kansas Censor Board insisted upon in two MGM films: The Painted Veil and The Gay Bride....
1100 1934-11-20 Letter Schaefer suggests that the PCA seal of approval be placed with the main title, thereby reducing the cost of the process....
2372 1934-11-19 Letter Hart writes to Eastern Production Managers advising of a meeting to be held on 21 November 1934.
2306 1934-11-17 Letter Hays feels the Production Code Administration seal of approval could be modified but is insistent that the emphasis of t...
2381 1934-11-16 Letter Despite initial misgivings, Hays feels the PCA seal of approval should be shortened, particularly with short subjects.
2373 1934-11-01 Letter Sends Milliken list of short subjects given seal or made before seal was required. Milliken is trying to make sure that ...
2374 1934-10-30 Letter Sends Milliken update on status of several short subjects having no record of PCA seal of approval.
1084 1934-10-29 Letter Shorts must carry PCA seal -- "Experience of others discloses that a minimum of 18 feet of film including fade-in and fa...
2326 1934-10-25 Letter Considering a project to produce animated cartoons depicting various surgical procedures on bones and joints.
2339 1934-10-24 Letter Calling for a meeting of the Board of Directors on 30 October 1934 to further discuss an issue raised at the meeting hel...
2327 1934-10-19 Letter Reply to a letter (10-1589) regarding enquiry concerning the production of animated cartoons depicting bone and joint me...
1074 1934-10-15 Letter Neither Hess nor Hays meant for Chadwick to become a part of PCA -- he will be just a liaison and contact man for the ...
1105 1934-10-15 Letter Hays reassures Breen that Chadwick is not intended to actually join Breen's staff.
2329 1934-10-15 Letter Dr. LeMee, leading nose, throat and ear specialist in France, is interested in the medical films made by Eastman Kodak.
2330 1934-10-11 Letter Eastman providing information to Dr. LeMee, French doctor, who is interested in the advancements in medical films.
2348 1934-10-09 Letter Letter regarding Monogram becoming a member of the MPPDA. Includes an application for membership form.
1072 1934-10-08 Letter Chadwick should not be a PCA employee but a liaison and contact man for independent producers. "it would be fatal to hav...
1073 1934-10-08 Letter According to Breen, Chadwick wants the PCA position for selfish reasons so all independent producers work through him -...
2003 1934-10-08 Letter Regarding a continuous Film Rewind Device, invented by Irving L. Tenney. Includes a picture of the machine.
2331 1934-10-08 Letter Asking for information on medical films to send to leading French doctor, Dr. LeMee. Sheehan (Fox) met LeMee and is eage...
1071 1934-10-02 Letter Chadwick is to become PCA employee paid by independent producers any way they see fit.
2333 1934-10-01 Letter Sheehan (Fox) wants information on medical films from Kodak Eastman to send to French doctor Dr. LeMee
1080 1934-09-27 Letter PCA seal and certificate occupies a lot of screen time, especially on shorts -- could some alternative method be used?
1977 1934-09-19 Letter Companies should be informed of all plays that the MPPDA does not feel are suitable to adapt. Refers to "Old Folks at Ho...
2383 1934-09-19 Letter Acknowledging the receipt of the process for East Coast and foreign produced films to be approved by the PCA. Process of...
2387 1934-09-12 Letter Kent wants to discuss the issue of audiences responding audibly and negatively to the PCA seal of approval when it appea...
1079 1934-09-06 Letter It would be better if action on hissing the PCA Seal came from New York -- he will initiate it there.
1078 1934-09-05 Letter The PCA seal has been hissed at in Hollywood previews, particularly of WB films, where most noise has come from studio e...
969 1934-09-04 Letter 'When a company, before the purchase of a book or play, asks the opinion of this office or the PCA as to whether or not ...
1979 1934-09-04 Letter Sending Breen a copy of the letter to member companies (4 September 1934) regarding notification.
1978 1934-09-03 Letter Hays intends to ask opinion of member companies concerning the notification of suspect books and plays. Schenck feels ha...
971 1934-08-30 Letter Complaint from Joe Schenck that PCA did not notify him of their objection to English play "The Old Folks at Home" which ...
972 1934-08-29 Letter Sacha Guitry play, "The Fall of Berg op Zoom" cannot be made acceptable to Production Code because it presents adultery ...
1068 1934-08-28 Letter Beetson and Breen have made it clear to Chadwick that he is not part of PCA machinery, but a liaison man for independent...
1020 1934-08-24 Letter Re publicity men's' report on boycott and censorship emergency -- does not agree with it as a whole but thinks the ide...
1067 1934-08-23 Letter Hays does not want written agreement over Production Code with independent producers' association because this would be ...
2397 1934-08-23 Letter Independent Motion Pictures Association agree to submit their films to the Production Code Administration and agree to t...
2577 1934-08-23 Letter Procedure for the onscreen showing of the PCA seal of approval -- at the very beginning of the film, before the NBR insi...
2406 1934-08-22 Letter Acknowledging an article in the Motion Picture Daily, sent to him by Hess, concerning claims of discrimination against t...
1075 1934-08-21 Letter Wants to reprint copies of Ramsaye article "What the Production Code really Says" from Motion Picture Herald, to send th...
2401 1934-08-21 Letter Hays is reported to approve the details of the arrangement between the PCA and the Independent producers Chadwick and Be...
2407 1934-08-20 Letter Denying claims made in an article from the Motion Picture Daily in which Rosenblatt was apparently informed of a discrim...
1066 1934-08-17 Letter Details of agreement between Beetson and Chadwick for independent producers to use Production Code facilities and have t...
1065 1934-08-16 Letter MPPDA is encouraging independents to use the PCA facilities and submit their films for approval. A certificate has alrea...
1989 1934-08-15 Letter Asking for a copy of the judge's decision in the Cleveland double features case.
1104 1934-08-13 Letter Breen explains to Hart how to enforce the Code with respect to "illicit sex relationships" and sordidness. Refers to le...
1010 1934-08-07 Letter Passing on Hays opinion that no picture based on life of Dillinger should be made, and news of his 07-28-1934 letter to ...
1064 1934-08-07 Letter The matter of independent producers involvement with Production Code will have to wait until NRA Code double-bill issue ...
2405 1934-08-03 Letter Updating Hays on the situation with the Independents and the PCA. Chadwick busy fighting the Double Billing issue. Johns...
2340 1934-08-01 Letter Meeting of the Board of Directors to be held 2 August 1934 to discuss the report filed by publicity and advertising head...
2385 1934-07-28 Letter Hart writes to all distributors of foreign films outlining the process for obtaining PCA seal for foreign films distribu...
2341 1934-07-27 Letter Meeting of Board of Directors to be held on 2 August 1934.
2411 1934-07-25 Letter The signatories to the resolution giving the Production Code Administration greater authority that become effective 15 J...
3193 1934-07-25 Letter The signatories to the resolution giving the Production Code Administration greater authority that become effective 15 J...
1060 1934-07-19 Letter enclosing signature by Hammons and Albert Warner of 3 July 1934 resolution
1051 1934-07-12 Letter Hart is now in his new office for eastern Production Code work and should be functioning properly within a week to ten d...
2579 1934-07-12 Letter Filed again here because of its reference to the question when and where, exactly, should the PCA seal of approval and c...
1055 1934-07-11 Letter He thinks Nick Schenck's reservation in letter 10 July 1934 is fair.
1054 1934-07-10 Letter Has signed resolution dated 3 July 1934 [referring to fine for non-compliance with Production Code] -- on the understan...
965 1934-07-05 Letter Complaints over John B Lewis (assisting Breen on advertising in Hollywood) inconsistency of decisions and over differenc...
2417 1934-07-03 Letter Acknowledging the recent instructions regarding the process of print submission to PCA.
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