ID Date Type Description Summary
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.
1050 1934-07-02 Letter Details of procedure re implementation of Production Code machinery.
1049 1934-06-30 Letter Details of procedure for implementation of revised Production Code machinery for approval of final prints -- telling th...
1023 1934-06-22 Letter Given Department of Justice objections to Selznicks idea, suggested by Fritz Lang, for a picture showing the overthrow o...
2430 1934-06-22 Letter Regarding a Paramount foreign production. Asking for the script to be submitted for approval in both English and Spanish...
2345 1934-06-19 Letter Recommending Metro Goldwyn drop the proposed film, to be directed by Fritz Lang, that portrays a crazed group overthrowi...
1991 1934-06-09 Letter A legal opinion of the agreement signed by the Cleveland theatre owners (10-1307).
2359 1934-05-28 Letter Receipt of information regarding resolution about unfair non-theatrical competition. The resolution was sponsored by the...
2421 1934-05-28 Letter Response to Hays' letter suggesting that Story Department heads receive copies of MPPDA correspondence regarding Product...
1045 1934-05-24 Letter Heads of story departments suggested they should receive copies of Breen letters to studios on Production Code matters t...
2431 1934-05-18 Letter The issue of foreign productions by member companies. Hart wants the script submitted for Production Code Administration...
1044 1934-05-14 Letter Discusses the designation of a studio staff member to operate as the ongoing and consistent contact for the Studio Relat...
2432 1934-05-10 Letter Scripts must be sent to Production Code Administration for approval prior to production.
1973 1934-05-08 Letter Everyone happy to see MPPDA seal appear on every film.
2434 1934-05-04 Letter Paramount intend to produce several films in the East at Astoria. Hart wants those scripts to be submitted to the PCA fo...
2422 1934-05-01 Letter Responding to Hays' letter asking the studios to appoint a staff member to liaison with the Studio Relations Committee o...
1002 1934-04-28 Letter Catholic approval of Hays ban on Dillinger film -- along with a number of other letters all approving, from women's gr...
1043 1934-04-25 Letter He proposed to other companies that they follow his plan of sending Hammell to Coast to supervise Production Code matter...
967 1934-04-24 Letter MPPDA seal will appear on all WB films from now on
1110 1934-04-20 Letter Confirming AMPP agreement that each studio provide "a strong man" for the purpose of Production Code enforcement to liai...
1997 1934-04-18 Letter Regarding the creation of an Archives Commission -- put forward by Bloom. Checking the section relating to the archiving...
2322 1934-04-18 Letter Regarding Rosenberg's communications concerning his work in the area of fire prevention and protection. He has an attach...
2323 1934-04-16 Letter Rosenberg has an attachment for motion picture projectors that provides for the prevention of fire. All basic patents ha...
2426 1934-04-11 Letter All contracts with outside distributors must ensure that the rules and regulations of the MPPDA, and particularly the Pr...
964 1934-04-06 Letter Advertising Code operation: "I feel I should tell you how very much pleased I am with the prompt service we get out of y...
1966 1934-04-05 Letter After having been asked to submit all advertising and press through McCarthy's office, Sisk notes that RKO has not been ...
1967 1934-04-05 Letter Universal have not always sent everything for approval but will try to rectify that.
1035 1934-04-02 Letter Outlining the new resolution requiring distribution contracts to ensure the Production and Advertising Codes are upheld....
2440 1934-04-02 Letter Columbia agrees to send all scripts of short subjects to Production Code Administration for approval.
1091 1934-03-30 Letter The likelihood that Doctor Monica will have to be rejected. Great concern over the abortion angle. Includes synopsis o...
1887 1934-03-30 Letter Sending a copy of the Individual Reaffirmation of Adherence (6 March 1933) and the Resolution of Reaffirmation of Adhere...
974 1934-03-28 Letter Production Code problems over Uncertain Lady. Universal have cooperated with cuts, and problems were here much less sev...
975 1934-03-28 Letter Production Code problems over The Great Magoo. Digest of Breen correspondence. It will appear as Thank Your Stars whic...
976 1934-03-28 Letter Production Code problems over Sailor, Beware -- digest of correspondence over Navy objections -- it had been mention...
977 1934-03-28 Letter Production Code problems over The Postman Always Rings Twice - MGM have spent $25,000 on it; after Warners, RKO and Colu...
1090 1934-03-28 Letter Production Code problems over It Ain't No Sin -- digest of correspondence -- there is still no acceptable script sho...
1092 1934-03-28 Letter The extreme problems posed by Madame Dubarry; it violates the morality clause and would be offensive to France Spain and...
1038 1934-03-27 Letter Outlining the plan to inform company presidents of specifics of their products PCA progress; as agreed at Board of Direc...
1039 1934-03-27 Letter Sending Breen a copy of the letter sent to company presidents regarding the plan to inform them of the specific workings...
1040 1934-03-27 Letter Regarding the plan to send copies of PCA letters to studio heads to the company presidents as well -- information regard...
2423 1934-03-26 Letter Thanking Carr for the promise that the Independents will cooperate with the Production and Advertising Codes.
1888 1934-03-24 Letter Sending copies of the two Reaffirmation of Adherence documents, from March 1933.
1969 1934-03-24 Letter Einfeld of WB had complained about rejection of a clinch still. -- "Probably you rejected it for fear that it could easi...
963 1934-03-23 Letter Guilty Parents and Sins of Love typical of smut produced particularly at this time of year and used by patent-medicine s...
2441 1934-03-20 Letter Asking that all short subject films produced by Columbia that have been purchased from East Coast independents or short ...
988 1934-03-17 Letter 'Herewith is a letter to you similar to that written to the other member companies indicating the opinion expressed unan...
997 1934-03-17 Letter Protesting idea of Dillinger picture: "I am sure that all Christian people, welfare organizations, etc. will oppose such...
987 1934-03-16 Letter Referring to the false report that pictures were contemplated built around the escaped criminal Dillinger, and to the di...
960 1934-03-14 Letter Re bad endorsement advertising -- Pettijohn had brought in an advertisement from Minneapolis paper of Claudette Colber...
996 1934-03-14 Letter Complaining that MPPDA work is not effective, and that Millikens reply to her 9 March 1934 letter about a possible Dilli...
2343 1934-03-13 Letter Notification of meeting of the Executive Committee to be held 16 March 1934.
961 1934-03-12 Letter Most of their problems over Advertising Code are with Paramount -- both Breen and Lewis have talked with Baily "along ...
959 1934-03-09 Letter Advertisements for Mojud Hosiery Co. with endorsements from Constance Bennett, Mae West, Sylvia Sidney, Claudette Colber...
995 1934-03-09 Letter Protesting idea of film about Dillinger "There are some of us who feel that a great deal is still left to accomplish in...
983 1934-03-08 Letter Is he going to permit the making of a picture on Dillinger and reopen the problem over gangster and crime films?
2442 1934-02-20 Letter All scripts for East Coast productions -- including scripts of films made independently but distributed by RKO- must be ...
2353 1934-02-14 Letter Approving Walt Disney's Class A membership to the MPPDA. Includes similar approval letter from RKO.
2443 1934-02-13 Letter Finished cuts of Independent productions distributed by RKO are submitted to PCA for approval -- do scripts need to be? ...
1021 1934-02-10 Letter Suggesting the establishment of an arbitration committee to deal with labor and other disputes between studios and emplo...
1024 1934-02-08 Letter MPPDA dues are: "A membership fee of $1,000, which is returnable upon termination or withdrawal of the membership, and w...
2351 1934-02-02 Letter Regarding the status of Animated Pictures Corporation. Very similar structure to Walt Disney except that some of the com...
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