ID Date Type Description Summary
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
2178 1930-12-02 Letter Wilstach responds to Cartwright's complaint about the advertising of A Lady Surrenders.
2213 1930-12-02 Letter Letter to Ohio exhibitors, informing them of Supreme Court decisions upholding Thacher judgement against compulsory arbi...
2195 1930-12-10 Letter Unsigned letter from a member of the board complaining about another company producing a picture of dubious character. ...
2276 1930-12-11 Letter Complaint about the Copyright Protection Bureau.
2227 1930-12-12 Letter Passing on information about "the UFA picture shown here under the auspices of Presentation Pictures, Inc., which deals ...
2238 1930-12-12 Letter Sending Hays a copy of Twombly's pamphlet "And Still It Grows," asking for comment. Hays replies, Couzens responds, 19 J...
1549 1930-12-18 Letter Objection to an advertisement for the motion picture Today. Reply and advertisement included.
1615 1930-12-23 Letter Tiffany signed the Code but not the Resolutions for Uniform Interpretations because they do not belong to the associatio...
772 1931-02-19 Letter The MPPDA has sent the ACLU, at their request, information on censorship in the States. The ACLU offers its help on the...
1676 1931-02-27 Letter Letter to Hays from various executives of motion picture circuits, reporting resolutions to ensure short subjects comply...
2551 1931-03-10 Letter Skinner a part of the National Committee for the Study of Social Values in Motion Pictures -- now a member of the Motion...
775 1931-03-30 Letter The MPTO of Ohio complain that industry practices are hindering them in their fight against state legislation. Bathing ...
737 1931-04-29 Letter Writing from Quigley office in Chicago. Breen sends list of pictures banned by Chicago censor board -- indicates disp...
767 1931-04-29 Letter Summary of West Coast meetings in April. Includes discussion of extent to which foreign versions should conform to the C...
1675 1931-04-29 Letter Summary of West Coast meeting held in April. Also a meeting discussing gangster films.
817 1931-05-26 Letter Sending script of Scarface which is cast and ready to shoot ... "we are conscious of all recent censorship eliminations,...
747 1931-06-04 Letter Critical response to the FCCCA report on the motion picture industry, pointing out inconsistencies between evidence and ...
735 1931-06-22 Letter NCFC recently formed by ACLU "Without suggesting any form of official cooperation, I venture to point out that your orga...
1282 1931-06-26 Letter Hays' reply, in an open letter to Bishop McConnell, 26 June 1931:"... What is to be said about those who betray their re...
815 1931-07-23 Letter He is working closely with Hawks and Derr on Scarface.
2249 1931-08-21 Letter pursuing complaint of an exhibitor who is also a member of the state legislature, and who feels abused by the major dist...
814 1931-09-30 Letter Scarface now has strong anti-gun theme.
813 1931-10-02 Letter Long version of foreword for Scarface.
811 1931-10-23 Letter Inviting these 3 psychologists to view version of Scarface for their opinion.
2248 1931-12-01 Letter routine correspondence
738 1931-12-15 Letter Chicago plans to reduce cost of city government include plan to continue collecting licence fees for films, but "instead...
1765 1931-12-15 Letter Feist relating MGM's part in the Colorado exhibitors situation.
739 1931-12-17 Letter objections to plans to reduce size of Chicago censor board
858 1932-01-18 Letter The problem of controlling profanity under the Code, especially when occasional exceptions seem justified. The debate o...
833 1932-01-23 Letter He must tell his Eastern studio to submit scripts of shorts to McKenzie to check conformity with Production Code.
801 1932-02-26 Letter Scarface " I don't think it will ever get by the board of censors wherever there is censorship and Hughes should be perm...
800 1932-03-01 Letter Title Scarface should not be used: "at the conference in Mr Hughes office" with Col Joy, Pettijohn and Breen, "it was th...
1756 1932-03-01 Letter Announcing the annual meeting of the members of the association. Includes the formal announcement and a proxy if needed....
1762 1932-03-01 Letter Notification of the change of date for the quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors and an outline of what will occu...
1699 1932-03-05 Letter Thanking Schenck for his promised compliance with the Production Code, particularly in relation to Scarface. Hays is eag...
1683 1932-03-09 Letter Letter to Hays from the author of the play "The Inside Story", notifying him that all of the rights of the play are his ...
798 1932-03-10 Letter UA have already given up business in Italy because of problems created by Mussolini.
2268 1932-03-11 Letter Change in RKO representative on AMPP following Mr. Schnitzer's resignation.
1753 1932-03-25 Letter Copy of letter advising the change in date of the annual meeting of the MPPDA, presumably sent to all necessary members.
1720 1932-03-28 Letter Form to elect a new Columbia Pictures representative for the MPPDA. Evidently to replace Joe Brandt. To be sent to Milli...
1749 1932-04-02 Letter Relating to MPPDA class membership and the designation of a new representative for RKO Path Distributing Corporation and...
1783 1932-04-19 Letter An argument against the claim that distributors have been blocking a standard license agreement. Related letters from Li...
793 1932-04-27 Letter Scarface advertising is claiming that the version being shown is uncensored, although this is untrue. The publicity Cad...
819 1932-05-02 Letter Complains about Quarberg, publicity man for Hughes - on Scarface - and about Hughes himself, who has deliberately flaunt...
1689 1932-06-03 Letter Complaint over Scarface concerning an official in the film saying "Take them Back to Italy". Includes a response from Un...
816 1932-06-04 Letter Necessary changes to script of Scarface.
789 1932-06-13 Letter Italian protests about Scarface - general statement about crime - Scarface the last gangster movie to be released - Hugh...
788 1932-06-17 Letter Nothing they can do about Italian protests over Scarface. Ambassador is co-operative. Includes Joy's letter 14 June 193...
784 1932-06-30 Letter Complaint over moral standards in advertising - industry losing self-respect and public support to a dangerous extent -...
779 1932-07-11 Letter Responding to Hays 9 July 1932 letter, Advertising code has not been enforced.
783 1932-07-15 Letter WB intends to cooperate with Advertising code but its enforcement machinery should not be given national publicity.
782 1932-07-16 Letter Breen to be chairman of AMPP advertising Code Committee as a representative of MPPDA and AMPP
835 1932-07-29 Letter Eliminations suggested by Joy to Age of Consent have not been made -- do they want it to go to a jury?
834 1932-08-01 Letter They are making suggested alterations in Age of Consent. "I appreciate your position in this matter ... I want our compa...
838 1932-08-15 Letter Production Code problems with script of Tinfoil -- unacceptable because it justifies prostitution ... "It seems to us ...
840 1932-08-15 Letter Production Code problems with script of Nora -- crime, prostitution, gangsters, abortion -- a useable letter for a s...
837 1932-08-16 Letter Deletions to be made to bring Son of Russia in conformity with Production Code
836 1932-08-17 Letter Will he accept Joy suggestions for changes in Son of Russia or should it go to a jury?
839 1932-08-17 Letter Production Code on script of Tinfoil -- danger "... of the tendency as well as the worry presented by this particular ...
841 1932-08-17 Letter Production Code problems with script of Nora which violates spirit and letter of Code "... it is impossible for me to ov...
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