ID Date Type Description Summary
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.
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