ID Date Type Description Summary
55 1922-04-10 Correspondence There is a series of letters requesting attendance at quarterly and special meetings in 1922 and 1923 (04-10-1922 to 11-...
53 1922-07-11 Correspondence This material relates to meetings of the Law Committee, mainly routine correspondence confirming meeting dates in 1922 ...
198 1922-09-12 Correspondence This is a record of the acceptance of various film corporations into different classes of membership in the MPPDA, from ...
3308 1923-03-01 Correspondence Arranging meetings with exhibitors
3310 1923-03-01 Correspondence Correspondence with exhibitors in March 1923
61 1923-03-17 Correspondence There is a body of correspondence concerning the appropriation of films for exhibition on shipping lines. This includes...
188 1924-02-01 Correspondence Ethel Dorrance Smith sold rights to her novel Damned to Universal when Hays was promising that "the prevalent kind of bo...
223 1924-02-17 Correspondence Exhibitors and distributors are negotiating some modifications to the Uniform Contract. There are some worries about th...
192 1924-04-01 Correspondence Italian industrialist Filoteo Alberini has invented the Panoramic Moving Picture Camera which extends the visual field o...
141 1924-05-01 Correspondence The Municipal Art Society of New York is objecting to offensive billboard and rooftop advertising. Most of the studios ...
138 1924-06-01 Correspondence A problem and furore created by dubious advertising. James M. Fidler sent a telegram on behalf of Wallace MacDonald to ...
139 1924-06-01 Correspondence Michael and Ben Fitzer, of the Rivoli Theatre, Syracuse, N.Y., have come up with a system of using phonograph records to...
193 1924-08-18 Correspondence Lasky wants to make Madame Sans Gene using many French locations, as well as a mostly French cast (the leading character...
167 1924-09-01 Correspondence Censorship trouble over Vitagraph's Between Friends. The New York censors passed it on condition that certain eliminati...
186 1924-10-01 Correspondence Various letters concerning the rights to film the play Wildfire. Swarts is buying the rights from T. Hays Hunter and wa...
190 1924-10-01 Correspondence Mr Vidavar has invented a Film Inspection Machine which is being promoted by the Film Inspection Machine Co., Inc. Zuko...
209 1924-11-01 Correspondence Mrs Margaretta Reeve, National President of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers, resigns from the Public Relat...
214 1924-11-01 Correspondence The National Billiard Association and branches, claiming to represent over FOUR MILLION BILLIARD PLAYERS in America, obj...
210 1924-11-26 Correspondence Rev. Charles Scanlon is director of the Department of Moral Welfare, Board of Christian Education, Presbyterian Church. ...
147 1924-12-01 Correspondence Memos from Ward Wooldridge, McKenzie, Smith and Platten concerning the development of a suitable emblem and trademark. ...
150 1924-12-01 Correspondence The American Animal Defense League (AADL) has been waging a propaganda campaign, including billboard announcements, alle...
2040 1925-01-01 Correspondence Documents relating to the agreement of a Uniform Exhibition contract, and arbitration procedures between distributors an...
1343 1925-01-14 Correspondence Various letters awarding Class A Membership of the MPPDA to several different companies. Included are responses from the...
254 1925-03-01 Correspondence This concerns the registration of trademarks for international distribution following the Pan-American Trademark Convent...
1325 1925-03-01 Correspondence Author William B. Laub objects to the use of the title "Lady of the Night" by Metro-Goldwyn. He claims it is the title o...
2037 1925-03-12 Correspondence Correspondence relating to Alabama attempt to tax the transit of films within the state.
228 1925-06-01 Correspondence J.W. Cleveland, Department of Justice, wants info on Uniform Contract and relationship between MPPDA and Film Boards of ...
246 1925-06-01 Correspondence E.L. Chase is forming a new company for the promotion of motion pictures, and wants to affiliate with the MPPDA. Variou...
1346 1925-06-01 Correspondence Various correspondence between the MPTOA and Hess relating to Fox's failure to comply with an arbitrator's judgment agai...
1347 1925-08-24 Correspondence Various correspondence between the MPTO in Minneapolis and Pettijohn and Hess relating to the Uniform Exhibition Contrac...
1358 1926-05-20 Correspondence Various correspondence regarding the Music Tax License and the problems of taxable and non-taxable music sheets for exhi...
1361 1926-07-15 Correspondence Correspondence regarding the formation of a committee on patents. Includes a report on patent matters.
1359 1926-08-23 Correspondence Various letters from the American Navy thanking the MPPDA for its commitment to educating the public on the work underta...
2042 1926-09-25 Correspondence Documents on an MPPDA-led campaign to eliminate bicycling of prints, supported by distributors
1417 1926-12-28 Correspondence Very large collection of information relating to the amendment of the standard exhibition contract. Letters from Hess to...
1421 1927-01-01 Correspondence The MPPDA is inquiring on behalf of the Wolverine Film Co. about a Mr F. Herrick Herrick, formally with Tec-Art Studios...
1422 1927-01-15 Correspondence Large amount of correspondence planning the Conference of the Committee of the Theatre Owners Chamber of Commerce in NY....
374 1927-02-01 Correspondence The Protestants find the depiction of the depiction of a Protestant minister in Flesh and the Devil to be offensive. "I...
2062 1927-02-19 Correspondence Correspondence relating to musical copyright issues in Canada
1413 1927-03-01 Correspondence The beginnings of a discourse on the acquiring of rights in regard to "talking movies." Should they be acquired and incl...
1411 1927-03-03 Correspondence Correspondence regarding the problem (for distributors) of poster "renters" or exchanges. Distributors are losing motion...
1409 1927-04-13 Correspondence Concerns the problems inherent n percentage booking - the estimate of the distributors' percentage of ticket sales - and...
1388 1927-04-16 Correspondence Various correspondence concerning an article in Photoplay entitled "Schools of Movie Acting" by Agnes Smith. Includes a ...
333 1927-05-05 Correspondence A school of motion picture technology is proposed for Columbia University, and reaction to draft proposals has been soug...
2063 1927-05-20 Correspondence Plans for an agency to deal with bicycling of prints
384 1927-06-01 Correspondence Universal is trying to get the Department of Labor and Immigration and various Americanization organizations involved, i...
1423 1927-06-04 Correspondence Universal was sent a film containing prize fight footage from their office in Berlin. This film was intercepted by custo...
335 1927-06-06 Correspondence Correspondence relating to the Berne Copyright Convention notes that the U.S. is not member of the Convention and can on...
1391 1927-06-09 Correspondence Correspondence concerning penalties for violations of the Arbitration rules, Credit Committee Rules, and other regulatio...
3230 1927-06-29 Correspondence Documents on the Coston Booking Circuit in Chicago. Books about 100 theatres, in which Coston has an interest in about h...
3229 1927-06-30 Correspondence Documents on the Cooperative Booking Circuit in Detroit, sponsored by the Kunsky organisation, booking for 40 of the imp...
344 1927-07-01 Correspondence Hays seeks comment from studio representatives on the action for a 10% pay cut. They reply at length, giving their own ...
1384 1927-07-19 Correspondence A file concerning the influence of motion pictures on college towns involving the MPPDA and Princeton University. Includ...
3231 1927-08-16 Correspondence Documents on Theatrical Utilities Service, based in Buffalo, NY. Hess responds to a request for information about an art...
1367 1927-09-28 Correspondence The Murine Company's advertisements for a refreshing, eye-cleaning product claim "MOVIES frequently strain Eyes, use Mur...
369 1927-10-13 Correspondence There is a large volume of material relating to King of Kings. On the one hand, Christian organizations are convinced t...
373 1927-11-01 Correspondence A controversy in Farmington, Maine, is raising the spectre of local censorship. When the local clergyman railed from th...
381 1927-11-01 Correspondence The Argentine Ambassador has taken exception to a title in The Magic Flame referring to "Argentines, Levantines and Libe...
322 1927-12-01 Correspondence The MPTO would like to discover the Ohio Censorship Law to be unconstitutional, but Hess advises them to forget it.
1369 1927-12-19 Correspondence Letter to Hays informing him that there have been several complaints against Paramount and Metro in relation to block bo...
1415 1928-01-01 Correspondence The New York Theatre Owners Chamber of Commerce is protesting about the change of location of the conference for the sta...
1416 1928-01-01 Correspondence Various suggestions relating to the standard exhibition contract. Coming before the contract committee appointed to stud...
1460 1928-01-01 Correspondence Correspondence between Rosenberg and Hess on the subject of censorship in relation to the constitution. Rosenberg is to ...
2094 1928-01-04 Correspondence Attorney William Klein accuses First National of using a portion of a play, "Countess Maritza," in the Colleen Moore pic...
1474 1928-01-05 Correspondence Small amount on the meetings of the general sales managers in 1928. Included is the attendance of each meeting. Also inc...
1437 1928-01-14 Correspondence Washington Joint Board of Arbitration seeks the advice of the arbitration association in relation to a case brought by M...
1458 1928-01-17 Correspondence Demonstrations of incandescent lighting by the Technicians Branch of the Academy. These demonstrations are of new techno...
1427 1928-02-21 Correspondence Controversy surrounding misleading advertising at the Fox Theatre at Washington. Older films in which Clara Bow had "bit...
497 1928-03-01 Correspondence The difficulties involved in getting French approval of The Foreign Legion, and the necessity of achieving such approval...
420 1928-03-31 Correspondence This is part of an intemperate exchange between Rembusch and Quigley, who has vilified him in an editorial. Rembusch's ...
1483 1928-04-01 Correspondence A dispute has developed between exhibitors and school authorities in Ohio. Exhibitors are annoyed that some schools are ...
1482 1928-04-12 Correspondence Universal attempting to arrange the importation of films, duty free, for screening purposes. Correspondence between Univ...
3239 1928-05-10 Correspondence Walsh alleges plagiarism by Paramount Lasky in a Bebe Daniels film. Paramount denies it. Walsh persists, claiming he m...
493 1928-05-28 Correspondence Universal try to get an English ban on Phantom of the Opera lifted. Universal representative Bryson, friend of Herron, i...
1457 1928-06-01 Correspondence Information concerning the increasing cost of sending out fan photographs. There are many suggestions included from vari...
2093 1928-06-04 Correspondence First National is in potential dispute with Realart Pictures over Tex Maynard, aka Kermit Maynard, who is Ken Maynard's ...
1469 1928-06-08 Correspondence Discussing an invention that eliminates the need to rewind a film. Very important in reducing risk of fire and scratches...
1475 1928-06-23 Correspondence Hays informs Hart that the resignation of his company's class A membership of the MPPDA has been accepted with regret at...
425 1928-06-25 Correspondence The various companies are informed of specific transgressions of the Don'ts and Be-Carefuls by their pictures.
431 1928-07-26 Correspondence Various crime pictures have been criticized in Houston. The MPPDA points out that the same films have been recommended ...
440 1928-08-01 Correspondence This relates to the presentation of the Hoover Acceptance Speech (Fox Movietone) to the board of censors in Columbus, Oh...
1485 1928-08-22 Correspondence Apparently the movie magazine Screen Secrets has "gone red again" after six months attempting "to be good". WAMPAS is ac...
1432 1928-09-29 Correspondence Relating to the selection of the three arbitrators for a case between Harry Mestayer and Paul Streger. Process as follow...
405 1928-10-01 Correspondence Long, increasingly acrimonious exchange between Milliken and George Reid Andrews of Church and Drama Association. Both ...
1461 1928-10-01 Correspondence Small group of letters and memos regarding the exhibition of unacceptable motion pictures and the need to clamp down on ...
1454 1928-10-02 Correspondence Eastman Teaching Films is developing an international series of medical films for educational purposes. The MPPDA is hel...
1444 1928-10-04 Correspondence Relates to the issue of provincial censorship in Canada. Canadian association is debating whether to question the consti...
1430 1928-10-16 Correspondence Various correspondence relating to the Oklahoma Standard Arbitration Bill. Very little specific information about the bi...
1291 1928-10-28 Correspondence Joy and Wilstach correspondence, October 28: Wilstach wants to know why a Syracuse paper should have suggested the MPPDA...
1443 1928-11-23 Correspondence Cooper inquiring about the use of sound news reels in Britain and how this could possibly affect Canada. By rule of the ...
1285 1928-12-01 Correspondence Exchange of letters between Hays and Brookhart on arbitration. Brookhart is introducing a bill to bring the motion pictu...
525 1929-01-15 Correspondence Censor problems over sound films -- no longer intend to be so lenient as they have been. Hays circulates this letter ...
2121 1929-01-19 Correspondence A Romanian scientist is given an introduction to Milliken by Rep Charles Hilles of New York, who is a member of the Repu...
2143 1929-01-20 Correspondence Relating to the Jubilee Realty Corporation of Buffalo, NY, over the Jubilee Theater having purchased a franchise from Fi...
2144 1929-01-20 Correspondence MPTOA Colorado are probably acting in conspiracy in breach of the Sheridan Act. Hess recommends collecting evidence and...
2148 1929-01-22 Correspondence Seeking to resolve a dispute between a Lima theatre owner and Vitaphone
2111 1929-01-24 Correspondence Hays responding to several authors' claimed grievances about the application of the Formula.
3330 1929-01-30 Correspondence Brown is the new President of RKO. He and Hays seek to meet, and Hays asks Beetson to contact Brown in Los Angeles.
2110 1929-02-26 Correspondence Correspondence relating to the Authors' League Agreement, and with several claims for copyright over stories.
2127 1929-03-06 Correspondence Series of reports and correspondence relating to news reports of children being inspired to crime by movies. Detectives...
10 20 50 100 Records per page
Displaying 100 of 228 results