ID Date Type Description Summary
152 1924-07-03 Letter Beetson suggests mounting an attack on the business practices of the Animal Defense League in response to attacks by the...
201 1924-07-18 Letter The members of the MPPDA Law Committee, appointed by Hays, are listed. Rogers is the chairman. Letters notifying commi...
161 1924-07-26 Letter Concerns Californian visit by Hays. Beetson is enthusiastic about the effect of Hays' speech before the Wampas Club. (...
151 1924-08-04 Letter The Christian Science Monitor (06-12-1924) contained a version of Beetsons report exonerating the motion picture industr...
222 1924-08-11 Letter Crandall complains of the practice of releasing big-budget features in legitimate theatres rather than cinemas, and char...
217 1924-08-23 Letter Wells complains that Protestant ministers are frequently held up to ridicule in the movies, whereas Catholics and Jews a...
144 1924-09-17 Letter Resolutions concerning advertising principles (not included here), passed at a Californian AMPP meeting, are being sent ...
168 1924-09-24 Letter McMahon suggests three specific additional eliminations that would make Between Friends tolerable from the Catholic poin...
169 1924-09-25 Letter Smith agrees at once to recall all prints of Between Friends and make the cuts suggested by McMahon. (Later -- 10-10-...
149 1924-10-07 Letter Donaldson is in charge of MPPDA "institutional advertising." The Board has passed a resolution that each member should ...
202 1924-10-25 Letter Includes a copy of the resolution taken at the MPPDA Board of Directors meeting of 10-23-1924, which recognizes that "re...
211 1924-11-10 Letter Scanlon complains about motion pictures being run "according to the caprice, cupidity or standards of half a dozen peopl...
142 1924-11-17 Letter This is a letter from the Cinematograph Exhibitors Association of Great Britain and Ireland, informing the the MPPDA of ...
221 1924-11-21 Letter Lawhead regrets the action of his publicity men in perpetrating a bomb hoax, and reports that that they "were placed in ...
181 1924-11-30 Letter Mrs Bennett is President of the Citizens League of Maryland for Better Motion Pictures. She lists 32 salacious film tit...
134 1924-12-02 Letter Donaldson advises White to emphasize the entertainment value of EFC Educational films when writing his ads, rather than ...
189 1924-12-04 Letter Mr. Clark, a projectionist at Grenada Opera House, has invented a new improved Film Waxing Machine. (Hays expresses his...
174 1924-12-09 Letter The children's matinee programmes are to be given a trial run in Atlanta, where there will be a Ministers Conference in ...
173 1924-12-12 Letter Details of how the logistics and financial arrangements will operate when the children's matinee programmes are introduc...
172 1924-12-22 Letter Details of MPPDA scheme to distribute children's matinee programmes, of 7-8 reels of varied material from member compani...
180 1924-12-29 Letter Mrs Gibbs is Vice President of The Citizens League of Maryland for Better Motion Pictures. Her letter is explicitly ant...
205 1924-12-30 Letter Concerning the split of the Motion Picture Relief Fund of America, Inc. from the Actors' Fund. According to an enclosed...
1342 1925-01-15 Letter Letter regarding foreign managers meeting held on 01-15-1925. Includes a copy of the memo read out during the meeting an...
1345 1925-01-28 Letter Copy of a letter sent to every member of the MPPDA concerning the resignation of Vitagraph from the association. Include...
2035 1925-02-13 Letter Opinion on actors' contracts -- legality of a penalty that might be imposed on a member company breaching the associatio...
3210 1925-02-13 Letter Asking for copies of companies' contract with actors
1327 1925-02-27 Letter MPPDA collecting statistics regarding how much studios have paid authors for their stories over the last five years. Dat...
252 1925-03-07 Letter This is an objection to the portrayal of suicides by inhalation of gas, since the Gas Association is trying to discourag...
3215 1925-04-15 Letter Summary of current activities and request for each company to develop materials for the Greater Movie Season, and to enc...
1341 1925-05-04 Letter Letter regarding a case Grosvenor was working on (Fur Dressers and Fur Dyers Association). They won the case, the judge ...
240 1925-05-15 Letter 'Last week I went through the entire train on two different occasions trying to locate you and your partner. As I was u...
253 1925-06-02 Letter Weyers complains about the representation of the Hudson's Bay Company in movies, and cites an unspecified case where a L...
231 1925-06-15 Letter Frank Gilmore of Actors' Equity has been taking a tough line over actors' rights, accusing Hays of indifference, and has...
230 1925-06-19 Letter Morgan inquires about labor regulations pertaining to children in response to a request by the German government, which ...
3216 1925-07-13 Letter Letter endorsing Greater Movie Season: "Such a movement to emphasize the desirability of worthy motion pictures will be ...
239 1925-08-11 Letter Woll is upset that motion picture printing is often not produced in union shops, and does not carry the Allied Printing ...
2038 1925-12-15 Letter Submitting a copy of the Rules of Film Boards of Trade for the establishment of Credit Committees
1364 1926-01-21 Letter Weeks is informing Hays of the proposed new tax currently being discussed in the Virginia General Assembly. It is a ten ...
299 1926-02-10 Letter Zierler's case provides a good example of a small independent exhibitor shut out of the industry through lack of access ...
284 1926-02-26 Letter Canavan informs Hays of a resolution taken by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Pictur...
830 1926-06-14 Letter Early correspondence about King of Kings and Andrews' willingness to co-operate under conditions spelled out in the lett...
854 1926-06-14 Letter George Reid Andrews makes his proposition to Hays concerning his own role in the production of King of Kings (10% of the...
1355 1926-06-18 Letter AMPP calling for the introduction of "the same term in all studios for the same class of work and that so far as possibl...
288 1926-06-24 Letter Castle is is Chief of Western European Division, Department of State. He is concerned about reports that Armored Cruise...
289 1926-06-28 Letter Not only is Potemkin already available in the U.S., but Mr Zamkovoy of Sovkino is trying to get Bolshevik shots into all...
290 1926-07-16 Letter Films available from Sovkino in the U.S., including a synopsis of The Wedding of the Bear.
292 1926-07-19 Letter Castle asks Coffin about Potemkin, which he saw with Fairbanks and Pickford ('Doug and Mary'). Coffin recognizes the po...
291 1926-07-28 Letter Concern that Zamkovoy is negotiating with U.A. to make Russian propaganda pictures in the U.S., particularly The Death B...
293 1926-08-04 Letter Castle acknowledges recent letters from Herron concerning the Soviet film situation, and expresses the opinion that Coff...
294 1926-08-18 Letter 'I think I have things pretty well lined up regarding the film The Death Battalion by Gloria Swanson, as I had a long ta...
3271 1926-09-13 Letter The Department of Justice after an 18 months investigation of the Film Boards of Trade issued a statement that the Arbit...
296 1926-09-22 Letter This, and a follow-up letter written the following day, express concern about the admission of Russian films to the U.S.
260 1926-11-15 Letter Perepelkin's continued interest in the screening of movies on immigrant ships is encouraged. "Human cargo on a great ad...
274 1926-11-22 Letter The judge has been quoted in the press as saying that motion pictures contribute to juvenile delinquency. Here Hays res...
267 1926-12-03 Letter Hays is on the Committee of the Church and Drama Association, and Andrews writes to him for approval of some minor busin...
273 1926-12-16 Letter The judge has been quoted in the press as opposing the "unrestrained youthful patronage of motion picture shows," (clipp...
2056 1927-01-01 Letter Describes a meeting at Mayer's house to discuss the creation of the Academy -- lists those present, and includes list of...
1380 1927-02-20 Letter Letter to Hays concerning Famous Players-Lasky's failure to uphold the conditions of a contract with the H. Schoenstadt ...
348 1927-02-28 Letter The FTC seeks to clarify the status of the MPPDA in relation to "the inquiry into open price associations."
378 1927-03-10 Letter The National Board of Review (NBR) is putting together a picture which includes some German war pictures which the Consu...
342 1927-03-31 Letter The Pasadena clubs have taken a stand in favour of censorship. The California Federation contacts them to explain why t...
313 1927-04-20 Letter The film classification system in Alberta, and minutes relating to the censorship situation in other provinces of Canada...
326 1927-05-03 Letter Gives composition of film selection committee. Harvard plans the acquisition of film journals as well as the films them...
312 1927-05-19 Letter Information on the system of film classification employed by British censors. Includes the numbers of films recently cla...
308 1927-05-26 Letter Fatty Arbuckle is to appear in a revival of the play "Baby Mine" which is soon to be brought out as a motion picture. C...
321 1927-05-26 Letter Reasons for film rejections are given in response to an inquiry from Douglas.
325 1927-06-08 Letter Steps to be followed in making films available for the Harvard Film Library. Other correspondence on the same theme is ...
376 1927-06-29 Letter Herron informs Castle of German propaganda films relevant to the issue of the German-Polish frontier. Castle already kn...
1372 1927-07-05 Letter Letter regarding press article from Liberty dated 07-02-1927 entitled "Extra! Extra! Why The Girls Who Leave Home Are So...
464 1927-07-19 Letter AMPAS economy meetings with actors. Beetson: "The result I gleaned from the conference was that the freelance actor, es...
1420 1927-07-26 Letter Beatty informing Silverman that an advertisement displayed in a recent issue of Variety claiming that the El Brendel pro...
345 1927-09-06 Letter This informs Andrews of a resolution of the Federated Church Brotherhoods of California, to the effect that the stage an...
3232 1927-09-06 Letter Information about an international friendship exchange of dolls organized by the Federal Council of Churches -- suggeste...
1401 1927-10-22 Letter United Artists want to know how the National Motion Picture League obtained and reviewed a copy of their yet to be relea...
309 1927-10-28 Letter Exchange of letters. Brecher points out to Hays that regardless of any agreement reached at the Trade Practice Conferenc...
383 1927-11-13 Letter Allen protests about the gross political and cultural insensitivity of Across the Pacific in its portrayal of the Philip...
377 1927-11-18 Letter Apparently the French Ambassador has been criticizing the industry, and Hays has come to its defence.
2872 1927-11-19 Letter Arranging a meeting between Byrne and Milliken -- presumably to discuss MPPDA membership. Byrne produces films for adver...
371 1927-12-02 Letter In Baraboo, Wisconsin, they want shows that will "cater to the general family trade with thorough guarantee against show...
372 1927-12-03 Letter Expressing his approval and admiration of the recently-advertised Don'ts and Be-Carefuls, then objecting to a picture th...
1390 1927-12-07 Letter A copy of letter to all sales managers regarding a meeting to discuss the 1928 budgets for the Film Boards of Trade and ...
2048 1927-12-21 Letter Reporting activities of the Academy: free-lance actors' contract completed, technicians examining improved methods of li...
3234 1927-12-23 Letter Suggests that it would be better for the negotiations on the Standard Exhibition Contract if there was no representative...
1304 1928-01-04 Letter Harry Warner to Hays, denouncing advertising for Woman of Affairs and a few other companies as well. Hays writes to comp...
1471 1928-01-04 Letter McGee, a friend of Hays, is developing a trackless train idea, like one recently done, that could be used for publicity ...
481 1928-01-10 Letter Judge Watkins of Fulton County Juvenile Court is quoted in the Atlanta Constitution as blaming movies for juvenile crime...
1470 1928-01-11 Letter Ferguson has written to MPPDA claiming to have developed a movie camera for color films and wants to know who to contact...
1445 1928-01-17 Letter Cooper informing Milliken of the new film classification system being implemented in parts of Canada. Two classification...
394 1928-02-07 Letter The MPPDA has been complaining about the activities of the Dipson-Zimmerman Booking Circuit, which has formed an "illega...
1441 1928-02-07 Letter Offering the figures for the importation of film into Canada. There is a significant drop from 1926 to 1927 due to the f...
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 ...
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