ID Date Type Description Summary
1571 1930-04-19 Letter Regarding The Little Accident and Strictly Dishonorable and the Formula. Joy inquiries as to whether either have gone th...
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 ...
1249 1930-04-16 Letter Evidence of early studio cooperation with the Code; description of distribution and functions of personnel in early Code...
2180 1930-04-08 Letter Listing Milwaukee eliminations in Party Girl and recommending that it be withdrawn.
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...
1617 1930-04-05 Letter MPPDA Board of Directors has ratified the Production Code (passed already by Californian Office).
2200 1930-04-04 Letter History of exhibitors' organizations since 1917 - MPEAA, MPTOA, Allied States.
1510 1930-04-03 Letter Patent on the Super-Simplex Cinema Projector (Gentilini Projector) which is a continuous projector. Eastman Kodak, after...
2182 1930-04-02 Letter Responds to McGoldrick's complaint about an old picture circulating in New Jersey called No More Children. Includes Pett...
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...
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...
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...
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...
2199 1930-03-06 Letter Proposing terms for the continuation of the 5-5-5 Conference to establish a Uniform Contract
2207 1930-02-27 Letter Documents relating to the Actors' Minimum Contract -- 400 have signed. Copy of contract not included.
682 1930-02-21 Letter Writing en route to New York, Hays discusses the method of financing the immediate implementation of the Production Code...
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...
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...
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"...
1232 1930-01-30 Letter Lengthy refutation of claims that imitation of motion pictures leads to criminal behavior in the young.list of newspaper...
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...
748 1930-01-13 Letter on proposed FCCCA investigation of industry -- Churchman attacks based on evidence from George Reid Andrews of Church ...
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...
610 1929-12-26 Letter A summary of League of Nations proposals to abolish import and export prohibitions and restrictions since 1927.
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 ...
3200 1929-12-03 Letter Lichtenberg is requesting an essay by Hays on the general subject of arbitration in business for educational purposes. T...
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...
2134 1929-11-22 Letter Sending copy of award for exhibitors for "excellency in the reproduction of sound pictures."
656 1929-11-19 Letter Documentation relating to the censorship of Condemned in Pennsylvanian. In part, a description of screenplay development...
1525 1929-11-06 Letter Concerning an anti-motion picture article written by Rev. C. G. Twombly entitled "Stop! Look! Listen! The Moving Picture...
510 1929-10-29 Letter Reply to editorial suggesting Hays should operate an "iron hand," outlining need for self-regulation
2140 1929-10-28 Letter Kent apologises for his absence from the conference, and generally urges mutual goodwill between exhibitors and distribu...
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...
2141 1929-10-17 Letter Arranging meeting of Sales Heads to deal with several items of business, including the Boston censors projection room.
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.
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.
508 1929-10-08 Letter Community conference -- complaints over vulgar short subjects. Wants First National to cooperate with Joy
1512 1929-10-02 Letter Milliken thanks Finegan for the Wood-Freeman report on Eastman's experiment with classroom films. Frustratingly the repo...
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 ...
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...
2166 1929-09-24 Letter Letter introducing Howson to DeBra and providing some biographical information on his early career as an actor.
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...
2167 1929-09-22 Letter Hays writes to straighten out an incident involving Warners cancelling the contract of a vaudeville player
549 1929-09-20 Letter Activities of AMPAS Technical Bureau: "Our staff is now engaged in making a survey at the studios regarding those subjec...
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...
568 1929-09-17 Letter Columbia Amusement Co. are using this trailer on sound pictures: "The management of this theatre begs your indulgence fo...
607 1929-09-12 Letter There have been a number of objections to Smiling Irish Eyes on "racial" grounds. Russell comments, "You will perhaps w...
538 1929-09-11 Letter Mentions that Father Francis Talbot -- literary editor of America -- sat in on a review of Smiling Irish Eyes to che...
606 1929-09-11 Letter AIMF. McGoldrick affirms that in the opinion of the International Federation of Catholic Alumni (IFCA) Smiling Irish Ey...
658 1929-09-11 Letter Warners have filed a complaint against Western Electric and ERPI, and Michaels sees in them an ally in his personal camp...
1511 1929-09-05 Letter Eastman Teaching Films are interested in a film on the mechanics of the human brain entitled "Travelogue" (shown at Yale...
666 1929-08-30 Letter Violations of profanity Don'ts in The Lady Lies. "The Company members have been very careful to avoid these definite vi...
1534 1929-08-29 Letter "With reference to our correspondence regarding the use of the title "The Racketeer", I beg to say that we plan to place...
608 1929-08-23 Letter Milliken lets Depinet know the pains that the MPPDA has gone to protect Smiling Irish Eyes from "vituperative and unjust...
2107 1929-08-15 Letter Asking for support for the Technical Bureau of the AMPP, which has a tentative budget of $35,000 per year. Also raises ...
2158 1929-08-10 Letter Proposing that the MPPDA set up a "Sound Bureau" to deal with "sound grief," which mainly comes from exhibitors using bo...
609 1929-08-03 Letter John E. Otterson, President of ERPI, has complained to Hays about some scenes of by-play (specified) involving a telepho...
2162 1929-08-01 Letter Letter complaining that Universal has stolen her story "Three rainy Nights," and asking for Hays' help. Hess replies su...
638 1929-07-30 Letter Metzger details the complaints of the exhibitors against the arbitration system, the Standard Exhibition Contract, and t...
618 1929-07-27 Letter Responding to a complaint: We are in the midst of an extreme situation created by the sudden and (one might say) violent...
613 1929-07-25 Letter This is a request for free after-dinner movies for the King of Ethiopia, currently supplied by European companies. It w...
627 1929-07-22 Letter Herron clarifies the relationship of the MPPDA to deFeo and the International Educational Cinematograph Institute in Rom...
617 1929-07-17 Letter Club women "object to a mediocre plot, to vulgarity, and ask for that which meets their demands in good taste, morals, a...
1305 1929-07-11 Letter Canada censorship. Censorship problems in Canada over MGM's The Big City -- recalled in Montreal and Quebec after origin...
2114 1929-07-11 Letter Asking for assistance over difficulties with the Quebec censor board's treatment of The Trial of Mary Dugan
642 1929-07-10 Letter The MPPDA has been inundated with protests about The Godless Girl by administrators of corrective institutions (deMille ...
623 1929-06-20 Letter Report of the reception of English-language sound films in San Juan.
2129 1929-06-18 Letter Hamner passes on information from a British conference on the Welfare of Youth held in October 1928, containing favourab...
566 1929-06-14 Letter Hays explains the efforts of the MPPDA to accommodate the sensibilities of other countries. Note: also copy following r...
555 1929-06-06 Letter Hays emphasizes the extreme importance of eliminating salacious advertising, especially in the light of the Trade Practi...
659 1929-06-06 Letter The writer advises against adaptation of the play Mr. Gilhooley because of the probability that it would inspire hostili...
1543 1929-06-01 Letter Lists all the tax law changes and legal decisions in the state in which they have occurred.
1487 1929-05-17 Letter Beetson informing Hays of the Academy's second annual meeting and their awards of merit. Included is relevant material a...
1531 1929-05-07 Letter Letter regarding the decision in L. K. Brin vs. MGM concerning The Trial of Mary Dugan. It is decided that the film is n...
2171 1929-04-30 Letter Details of an MPPDA-produced film, Will to Peace, made from newsreel material, particularly covering the signing of the ...
522 1929-04-25 Letter Opinion that under the Kansas censorship act they do not have power to censor sound films
561 1929-04-03 Letter The current state of sound in Australia, and a general expression of confidence in "the sincerity of Mr Hays."
529 1929-04-01 Letter Newspaper editorial on censorship:'There is no doubt, of course, that in theory there is no defense for censorship. Yet...
3323 1929-03-19 Letter Canada censorship. Trouble with Canadian censors who are all over 70, and may order eliminations and bans to justify the...
3331 1929-03-19 Letter Discussion of bill for legal services in Ohio
597 1929-03-16 Letter McKenzie has noticed a two-page advertisement for Black Waters (World Wide Pictures) in Film Daily which violates the pr...
558 1929-03-05 Letter Concerns the introduction of sound technology and the problem of sensibly deciding upon a system when "sound itself is i...
2163 1929-03-01 Letter Letter complaining about Universal in relation to a dispute with Rogers involving Ken Maynard. Metzger of Universal deni...
3324 1929-02-23 Letter Canada censorship. Trouble with Canadian censors who are all over 70, and may order eliminations and bans to justify the...
562 1929-02-19 Letter Herron informs managers of agreement reached between authors and dramatists and the MPPDA "which I think it would be wel...
512 1929-02-09 Letter Formula as amended -- its purpose is "to discharge our obvious duty, and incidentally to protect the industry not mere...
3325 1929-02-07 Letter Letter following up on a meeting discussing the censorship of sound. Attached are extracts from editorials.
523 1929-02-02 Letter Encloses memo from John Shea of First National with memo from Rockett on internal censorship at the studio: "one more ev...
3329 1929-01-25 Letter McDougall does not feel Jack White Comedy Corporation's two-reel comedies are prone to scenes of prolonged love-making l...
526 1929-01-24 Letter reply to 15 January 1929 letter, pledge of improvement to make censorship unnecessary
2164 1929-01-16 Letter Proposes making a silent and sound version of Broadway, to gauge public reaction, as an experiment
515 1929-01-05 Letter problem he addresses in 04 January 1929 letter will not recur under new Formula. Negotiations with Authors League over ...
514 1929-01-04 Letter protesting advertising of A Woman of Affairs as The Green Hat and suggesting Authors Agreement is unworkable, since adve...
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