ID Date Type Description Summary
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...
1538 1929-01-04 Letter Regarding a clause included in a contract for the purpose of purchasing the literary rights to cover sound or dialogue r...
1453 1928-12-31 Letter Finegan, on request, is informing Trotti of Eastman Teaching Film's intention to produce a series of "health" films for ...
388 1928-12-21 Letter Hays tries to answer Brookharts criticisms of the arbitration system.
1476 1928-12-06 Letter Beetson updating Hays on the current patent situation which relates to composite motion pictures, particularly the proce...
430 1928-11-28 Letter E.S. Gregg, Export Manager of Electrical Research Products, Inc., ERPI wants to know what percentage of foreign movie in...
446 1928-11-28 Letter An example of the kind of dissatisfaction produced by the present exhibition contract. This exhibitor finds himself stu...
1446 1928-10-25 Letter With sound pictures comprised of shorter reels, questions being asked regarding censorship fees. Paramount wants to know...
412 1928-10-22 Letter It has been proposed that crime motion pictures be banned in Louisville. In a detailed letter, Milliken brings Wolz's a...
3299 1928-10-21 Letter Arranging meeting at which the MPPDA members will come to a final position, indicating that it has been rather difficul...
423 1928-09-24 Letter There is concern about violation of the Don'ts and Be-Carefuls by non-member companies, as these are damaging the genera...
410 1928-09-11 Letter This is an excellent summary of the present international copyright situation. It makes reference to an extensive repor...
3241 1928-09-11 Letter Extensive report by Charles Campbell Jr, who attended a recent Rome conference which was held to revise the Berne Conven...
2092 1928-09-10 Letter Hays reply -- a standard letter -- to Hampel of Milwaukee Motion Picture Commission 31 August 1928 protesting the number...
1292 1928-08-31 Letter Letter from Hampel of Milwaukee Motion Picture Commission 08-31-1928 protesting the number of crime films: "The Commissi...
441 1928-08-30 Letter Thomas points out that the expensive court actions taken by Warners over the question of sound censorship are designed t...
439 1928-08-28 Letter This letter was sent to all MPPDA members. Hays is attempting to orchestrate the response of the industry to sound cens...
2099 1928-08-21 Letter Television licences have been granted to several companies and individuals, including RCA and Westinghouse. "Inasmuch as...
487 1928-08-15 Letter Tiffany-Stahl has produced a picture dealing in part with the life of the Grand Duchess Anastasia, and she has retained ...
476 1928-08-13 Letter Joy warns Selznick of potential censorship hazards in Varsity. Joy argues that some drinking scenes will be cut because ...
2085 1928-07-14 Letter Reporting appointment of AMPP Board. Henry King elected as the director's representative.
479 1928-06-26 Letter The Navy has made a couple of complaints about the depiction of uniformed personnel which the writer recognizes as spuri...
1297 1928-06-26 Letter
397 1928-06-18 Letter Censorship problems posed by the introduction of sound, and some strategies for coping with them.
2082 1928-06-16 Letter Asking assistance in promoting an arbitration bill in Louisiana.
501 1928-06-07 Letter DeBra tries to offset the escalating costs of his pet project, Woman Marches On, by making a deal with McBride.
433 1928-06-04 Letter The Worcester Censor-Board has rejected Adam and Evil, apparently an innocuous farce. DeBra says, "I think I know your ...
2084 1928-05-23 Letter Reporting meetings relating to a cameraman's code of ethics.
1463 1928-05-17 Letter Finkelstein and Ruben, Minneapolis theatre owners, write to Milliken about public relations activities they have initiat...
400 1928-05-07 Letter In part: "Concerted effort on the part of all in this office [the AMPP] to line everybody up solidly in order that there...
416 1928-04-27 Letter Isaacs is Assistant Trade Commissioner at the U.S. Department of Commerce in London. These are his reactions to the int...
454 1928-04-25 Letter Concerning the censorship of the English picture Dawn - whether it can be shown at all in the US, and if so how it shoul...
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 ...
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...
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...
495 1928-03-26 Letter McGoldrick and Father Talbot (literary editor of "America') unanimously declare Grease Paint to be "utter trash [with] n...
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 ...
1435 1928-03-09 Letter Regarding a bill currently before House of Representatives which would increase the amount of money in dispute for arbit...
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
1436 1928-03-01 Letter A letter and document acknowledging Hess as the chosen arbitrator for an upcoming case.
1429 1928-02-17 Letter Discusses the relationship between the Amateur Cinema League and the professionals represented by the MPPDA. Hays wants ...
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...
1445 1928-01-17 Letter Cooper informing Milliken of the new film classification system being implemented in parts of Canada. Two classification...
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...
481 1928-01-10 Letter Judge Watkins of Fulton County Juvenile Court is quoted in the Atlanta Constitution as blaming movies for juvenile crime...
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 ...
3234 1927-12-23 Letter Suggests that it would be better for the negotiations on the Standard Exhibition Contract if there was no representative...
2048 1927-12-21 Letter Reporting activities of the Academy: free-lance actors' contract completed, technicians examining improved methods of li...
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 ...
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...
371 1927-12-02 Letter In Baraboo, Wisconsin, they want shows that will "cater to the general family trade with thorough guarantee against show...
2872 1927-11-19 Letter Arranging a meeting between Byrne and Milliken -- presumably to discuss MPPDA membership. Byrne produces films for adver...
377 1927-11-18 Letter Apparently the French Ambassador has been criticizing the industry, and Hays has come to its defence.
383 1927-11-13 Letter Allen protests about the gross political and cultural insensitivity of Across the Pacific in its portrayal of the Philip...
309 1927-10-28 Letter Exchange of letters. Brecher points out to Hays that regardless of any agreement reached at the Trade Practice Conferenc...
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...
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...
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