ID Date Type Description Summary
598 1929-05-21 Miscellaneous An East Coast equivalent of Joy's Studio Relations Office has been formed headed by McKenzie (personnel listed). Docume...
660 1929-06-06 Miscellaneous This is "a series of newspaper stories for exhibitors about to introduce talking pictures" from Warners. Titles are: Th...
1518 1929-06-25 Miscellaneous Large file on the psychological effects of film viewing. Shows the concern the MPPDA has over the belief that motion pic...
1310 1929-07-09 Miscellaneous The Churchman attacks Hays and the industry in its editorials. They fight back through the motion picture magazines, en...
612 1929-08-01 Miscellaneous Furnace Troubles is a comedy in which a card game is constantly interrupted by one player having to attend to his furnac...
1516 1929-08-02 Miscellaneous Various information about First National pictures Smiling Irish Eyes and Twin Beds. Censorship. Many of documents are en...
1517 1929-08-16 Miscellaneous Information regarding the franchise opportunity for independent theatre owners and RKO and Tiffany-Stahl. General releas...
644 1929-09-20 Miscellaneous The Motion Picture Radio Communication Corporation is officially dissolved. The file contains the original charter of t...
595 1929-09-24 Miscellaneous 200 community leaders took part in an MPPDA-sponsored conference with studio heads to assess the state of the industry u...
1520 1929-11-20 Miscellaneous Opening of the new call bureau for players. General information. Casting bureau.
1521 1929-11-20 Miscellaneous Information regarding the proposed medical films to be used for educational purposes. Negotiations for two sound medical...
605 1929-12-10 Miscellaneous A fire at a Path N.Y. sound stage on 10 December 1929 resulted in the deaths of ten people. MPPDA concern that deaths wi...
1613 1929-12-12 Miscellaneous Problems regarding the advertising of MGM's The Divorcee starring Norma Shearer. Based on the controversial book Ex-Wif...
1281 1929-12-20 Miscellaneous Anticipating the forthcoming Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America (FCCCA) report on motion pictures, Millike...
1524 1929-12-20 Miscellaneous General information on the meeting of the Law Committee held on 20 December 1929. Includes attendance.
1636 1930-01-01 Miscellaneous Various information regarding the exhibition of motion pictures on Sundays, including a summary of the Sunday movie camp...
1643 1930-01-03 Miscellaneous Various information regarding the censorship troubles over Tiffany production Party Girl. Production Code. See separate ...
732 1930-02-01 Miscellaneous Collection of newspaper stories about juvenile delinquency and crime in which they claim to have been inspired by movies...
1599 1930-02-04 Miscellaneous "Newspapers and Movies Not to Blame". Clipping from Canadian newspaper arguing against blaming the press and motion pict...
1228 1930-03-01 Miscellaneous The history of the MPPDA's association with the Church and Drama League, and George Reid Andrews. Protestant attitude c...
1624 1930-03-15 Miscellaneous File on the representation of alcohol in motion pictures. Calls for the Code to be very clear on its stance against alco...
1262 1930-04-02 Miscellaneous Press clippings and letters, all showing confidence in, and enthusiasm for, the new Production Code.
2273 1930-04-06 Miscellaneous Various pages from other documents -- possibly either omitted from earlier copies or duplicates. p. 20, from a paper on...
1623 1930-04-25 Miscellaneous The exhibition of motion pictures on Navy ships. Positive publicity.
1566 1930-04-28 Miscellaneous Various information regarding DeLuxe Productions, Inc. Allied's offer for the sale of stock in a company which proposes ...
1650 1930-04-30 Miscellaneous File on the controversy surrounding All Quiet on the Western Front. Huge split between film's supporters and detractors,...
1612 1930-05-08 Miscellaneous Censorship problems for MGM's The Big House in Ohio. Difficulties concern both content and advertising. Includes newspa...
1621 1930-06-01 Miscellaneous "A Symposium of the Screen". The opinions of many prominent figures on the subject of motion pictures, particularly in r...
2186 1930-06-06 Miscellaneous Text of Advertising Code, and press release promoting it. Includes memo from Wilstach to Hays, 2 May 1930, (08-0349) on...
1591 1930-06-13 Miscellaneous Concerns the matter between Goodwin and Eastman. Contains pages from Eastman's biography citing that while Eastman did p...
2270 1930-06-24 Miscellaneous Various pages from other documents -- possibly either omitted from earlier copies or duplicates. p. 09 of a report on i...
2271 1930-06-24 Miscellaneous Various pages from other documents -- possibly either omitted from earlier copies or duplicates. p. 18, from a paper on...
2272 1930-06-24 Miscellaneous Various pages from other documents -- possibly either omitted from earlier copies or duplicates. p. 62 "Youth and the T...
1276 1930-08-08 Miscellaneous in Houston Chronicle editorial, "What's Wrong with the Movies?" and advertisements. Warner Bros. have been refusing to ...
2274 1930-09-06 Miscellaneous Various pages from other documents -- possibly either omitted from earlier copies or duplicates. p. 4 minutes of a meet...
2275 1930-09-06 Miscellaneous Various pages from other documents -- possibly either omitted from earlier copies or duplicates. p. 3 minutes of a meet...
1620 1930-09-10 Miscellaneous "Difference of Opinions as to Motion Pictures". A collection of brief opinions by various people on the subject of motio...
2221 1930-09-19 Miscellaneous referring to documents filed elsewhere -- routine
1570 1930-10-31 Miscellaneous Various information regarding the Declaration of Clarification of the Formula. Contains a copy of the final draft, a cop...
1634 1930-11-30 Miscellaneous Examples of the standard documents relating to the standard exhibition contract. Company letters to Film Board of Trade ...
1604 1930-12-01 Miscellaneous Hays asked Finegan for an overview of the medical films used by Eastman Teaching Films. Included here are two such overv...
2177 1930-12-16 Miscellaneous Problems with suggestive advertising; examples of bad advertising; Advertising Code; in one letter Wilstach suggests th...
1648 1930-12-24 Miscellaneous Various information regarding the the banning of All Quiet on the Western Front in Germany due to its "injury to German ...
2552 1931-03-13 Miscellaneous A memo with a file attached on the work of the National Committee for the Study of Social Values in Motion Pictures. Thi...
853 1931-05-01 Miscellaneous Despite previous assurances that King of Kings would be kept out of sensitive European markets, it has been causing race...
1638 1931-06-20 Miscellaneous Letter informing members of the relationship between the MPPDA and the William J. Burns International Detective Agency, ...
1763 1931-12-15 Miscellaneous Controversy raging in Colorado between two local exhibitors and MGM Distributing. Colorado Consolidated Theatres Corpora...
1766 1932-01-15 Miscellaneous MGM, with Neumade Projects, Inc., are working on a film mutilation machine. Included in the is file are blue prints for ...
787 1932-01-29 Miscellaneous File on Caddo production Cock o' the Air which includes and/or complements PCA records on it. Important as it is the fi...
1779 1932-09-21 Miscellaneous Outlines the resolution to take action, the formation of a committee to do so, and a copy of the Bill for federal regula...
851 1932-10-01 Miscellaneous The Italian protest against Scarface. Includes protests from Italian ambassador, organizations, press clippings, also l...
1929 1933-01-27 Miscellaneous Large file on the financial problems of Paramount Publix Enterprises. Clippings, filed bankruptcy papers, trustee report...
1831 1933-02-20 Miscellaneous General information regarding the double feature debate. MPPDA reiterating its position, simply that it can not take a p...
1948 1933-06-01 Miscellaneous Complete file of conflict between Twentieth Century and Warner Bros., resulting from Zanuck's resignation from Warner Br...
2001 1933-12-13 Miscellaneous Updating Hays on the Federal Archives Building Project -- includes some documents of interest to Hays, most of which can...
1087 1934-01-01 Miscellaneous A dispute concerning advertising stills for use in foreign countries. Fox complains that Breen's rejections make the ad...
1981 1934-01-01 Miscellaneous File on "September Morn" -- Paramount not purchasing rights because they can't use the title. Author and his lawyer, Be...
1984 1934-03-23 Miscellaneous Complete file following the death of John Dillinger. Large amount on Hays' stance against the making of a film about Dil...
1000 1934-04-01 Miscellaneous Expressing approval of Hays action over ban on Dillinger film.
1976 1934-07-01 Miscellaneous Various files on the American Society for the Protection of the Motion Picture Theatre. Includes memo on Grimshaw's hist...
2455 1934-10-12 Miscellaneous Information announcing the reorganization of Joyce-Myron Selznick, Ltd., Myron Selznick, Inc. and Frank Joyce, Ltd. into...
1133 1935-05-07 Miscellaneous Correspondence concerning re-issues, inc. a list of the eligibility of particular movies for reissue. After 5 September...
1138 1936-04-05 Miscellaneous Materials relating to the problems inherent in double-bills.
1139 1936-07-01 Miscellaneous Re encyclical approving of Legion of Decency. Alarm that the translation refers to the need for "control" rather than "...
1170 1937-01-25 Miscellaneous The Pennsylvania censor board has been asked by the state Liquor Control Board to eliminate all drinking in pictures, an...
1169 1937-05-08 Miscellaneous Documents relating to the Motion Picture Project of the Progressive Education Association, which involves using excerpts...
1155 1937-09-22 Miscellaneous Allied States reports minor legislative victories for the independent exhibitors. They are campaigning for a regulatory...
2312 1937-12-01 Miscellaneous Discussion of proposals for cooperative participation in foreign Film Boards of Trade.
1217 1937-12-21 Miscellaneous Comments arising from Harmon's memo re motion pictures concerning negroes and whites.
1208 1938-06-15 Miscellaneous General alarm about the increasing number of movies featuring crime, horror, and violence generally. Analysis of this t...
1189 1938-07-28 Miscellaneous Concern about Selznick's plan to make a movie of the Titanic disaster (directed by Hitchcock) because of the probable Br...
1187 1938-11-23 Miscellaneous Breen and Harmon want to add a new paragraph to the Regulations, specifically to enable them to deal with the increasing...
3025 1938-12-31 Miscellaneous Work of the Progressive Education Association -- licensing agreement, World's Fair films, press releases promoting the u...
1212 1939-04-22 Miscellaneous Time Magazine, in an article on Stagecoach, has referred to Wanger as a man who holds the Production Code in contempt. ...
1219 1939-06-20 Miscellaneous Documents re regular short-wave radio broadcasts to Europe and South America, in 4 languages. Subjects will include inf...
2986 1939-08-29 Miscellaneous File on the production of Land of Liberty -- the industry's contribution to the World's Fair -- production costs, the co...
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