ID Date Type Description Summary
2719 1936-05-20 Correspondence Regarding the proposed biographical film based on Jessie Benton Fremont and General John Charles Fremont. The family cla...
1149 1936-05-05 Correspondence Potential problems posed by exhibitors who use limited availability of major studio pictures as an excuse to show salaci...
2732 1936-03-19 Correspondence Small amount of correspondence between the two regarding the issue of double features -- includes some examples of doubl...
2787 1936-02-05 Correspondence Theatre owner in Connecticut refusing to sign contracts -- ASCAP has brought legal action.
2702 1935-12-09 Correspondence File on the construction of a theatre in Falls Church, Virginia. Two theatres are under construction (there is currently...
2525 1935-11-29 Correspondence Mary Sayles Hancort believes an idea in MGM's Dancing Lady was taken from her book Fairy-Go-Round. Includes small amount...
2469 1935-10-02 Correspondence Returning an advertising report that Hays circulated on 25 September 1935. Useful cache of documents - both the report i...
1132 1935-10-01 Correspondence Resistance to any re-issue of I'm No Angel and She Done Him Wrong. Code.Reissues and the process of certification -- ins...
2642 1935-09-05 Correspondence Re-releases of films that have been approved by the PCA will carry the letter "R" after the Code certificate number. Inc...
2541 1935-09-01 Correspondence Small file on the acceptance of Reliance Pictures Corporation for Class A membership to the MPPDA.
2462 1935-07-27 Correspondence Small file of correspondence relating to each member of the Board of Directors signing the resolution concerning the enf...
2002 1935-06-18 Correspondence Fabric Flame-proofing Corporation -- Eastman Kodak gave this outfit a 200 foot roll of film for their flame proofing tre...
1123 1935-06-12 Correspondence Zanuck wants to make a kidnapping story, Snatched, which is against industry policy. The MPPDA musters as much informat...
1127 1935-06-05 Correspondence Concern about the practice of some exhibitors eliminating the PCA Seal. Many fail to distinguish between censorship and...
2502 1935-05-23 Correspondence There is disagreement in Ohio as to whether newsreels should be subject to censorship. It appears that they were exempt...
1125 1935-05-07 Correspondence The national circuits are including in all contracts a provision that relieves them of obligation to play an film that d...
2612 1935-05-01 Correspondence Further information regarding PCA seal and the limited access exhibitors have to information on which films have been PC...
2548 1935-04-05 Correspondence Breen feels everything possible has been tried to persuade Nat Levine to have his company Mascot become a member of the ...
1129 1935-03-14 Correspondence According to Worth M. Tippy of the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America (FCCCA), "the self-censorship at Hol...
2494 1935-03-01 Correspondence Small file relating to the amendment to the Kansas Censorship Law. While films must be approved by the board prior to ex...
2543 1935-03-01 Correspondence Small file relating to First Division becoming a member of the MPPDA.
2630 1935-03-01 Correspondence File of correspondence informing companies of the new shorter PCA seal of approval for short subjects -- it will no long...
2587 1935-02-28 Correspondence Asking Beetson to show his report (worked on with Harry Cohn) on ways to reduce the film needed for the display of the P...
1134 1935-02-10 Correspondence Correspondence re movies recommended for withdrawal from circulation, especially in the light of the Catholic banned lis...
2681 1935-02-08 Correspondence Certain films currently in circulation need to be withdrawn because they are not acceptable under the new provisions of ...
1088 1934-12-28 Correspondence Tom Baily and Bill Pine of Paramount publicity department. are rumoured to be planning to "make it tough" for Breen to e...
2382 1934-11-13 Correspondence Paramount is pushing for a change to the Production Code Administration seal of approval, particularly with short subjec...
2004 1934-10-05 Correspondence A description of Tenney's continuous film rewind device. Includes small amount of correspondence on this subject.
2390 1934-10-01 Correspondence File on the role of independent producer I. E. Chadwick. His films are being submitted to PCA but he is not a member of ...
970 1934-09-04 Correspondence The major companies reply to 4 September 1934 Hays inquiry about notifying other companies about suspect plays and books...
1007 1934-07-28 Correspondence MPPDA should agree not to make a picture based on the life of Dillinger - affirmative replies from Albert Warner, Zukor,...
2386 1934-07-23 Correspondence Sending process for East Coast producers to obtain PCA seal of approval. Small amount of correspondence relating to this...
2412 1934-07-01 Correspondence File relating to the signing of the Resolution giving the Production Code Administration the authority to approve all fi...
1996 1934-05-12 Correspondence Letters and a resolution made by the church -- in support of Hays.
2456 1934-04-19 Correspondence Small file relating to the taxes and charges incurred when leasing independent theatres. The Chrystie Theatre Corporati...
999 1934-03-23 Correspondence Milliken writes to editors of papers which have run articles on the Dillinger film, correcting their reports.
2346 1934-02-07 Correspondence Robert Tansey and Paul D. Wyman's film Taming The Jungle has been distributed by Monogram Pictures. The two claim Monogr...
954 1934-01-23 Correspondence Advertising Code operation working: the men at the studios are cooperating splendidly. Universal not currently producin...
978 1934-01-17 Correspondence Bentel is concerned that September Morn, a stage property authored by his client Edward W. Rowland, is being unfairly bl...
1840 1933-12-01 Correspondence Various letters relating to the Federal film archives building and its progress.
1941 1933-07-26 Correspondence Regarding the litigation between Tiffany and Cinevox (Swiss company) -- is there any help Hays can offer. He replies: h...
1843 1933-05-16 Correspondence Various correspondence relating to the Kunsky/Detroit theatres deal.
1884 1933-03-01 Correspondence Various correspondence regarding the producer-distributor clause -- responding to Hays' letter dated 4 March 1933.Hays w...
1922 1933-02-28 Correspondence Correspondence re Admission Tax Bill. Unlike the current federal bill, this new bill proposes a straight ten percent tax...
1835 1933-01-26 Correspondence Various correspondence -- censorship procedures concerning animated films.
1820 1933-01-01 Correspondence Various correspondence concerning thoughts on distribution economics. All companies have done what they can alone, yet n...
1767 1932-12-02 Correspondence Creation of a clause allowing local producers and distributors, affiliated with a member company, to make pro-rata payme...
1787 1932-11-01 Correspondence Meeting held involving all the exchanges in the Philadelphia area and the local exhibitors. Exhibitors attempting to pre...
857 1932-08-01 Correspondence Joy has found several properties -- from scenarios to finished films -- to be inadmissible under the Code. Hays sen...
1785 1932-08-01 Correspondence Communications between MPPDA and the Museum of Modern Art. Museum interested in creating a collection of films with "art...
1686 1932-07-30 Correspondence Protesting Scarface. Demanding all Italian names be removed from the picture. Hays replies (4 August 1932), defending th...
1731 1932-06-20 Correspondence General information regarding the Committee on Distribution Economics and their upcoming meeting. Includes other brief c...
1777 1932-05-25 Correspondence Letter sent to all companies. O'Toole attempting to remove state censorship all together. Asking companies for informati...
1695 1932-04-19 Correspondence Relating to a list of changes required to the first print of Scarface exhibited to the board. All changes involve acts o...
1698 1932-03-23 Correspondence Questioning an included report claiming the film will be released under the title Scarface.
1784 1932-03-01 Correspondence Various correspondence between Palfreyman, Pettijohn, O'Toole and McGuinness relating to the arrangements made for the u...
2261 1931-12-26 Correspondence Routine correspondence
1666 1931-10-08 Correspondence Contractual dispute between Columbia Pictures and Talking Pictures Company of Porto Rico over the distribution of Columb...
2250 1931-07-31 Correspondence MPTO Eastern Pennsylvania has passed a resolution against non-theatrical exhibition that may be in breach of antitrust ...
1671 1931-06-04 Correspondence A situation has arisen in Michigan where in a member of the local FBT has come up with the idea that if an exhibitor has...
1672 1931-05-07 Correspondence MPPDA rallying around Charles W. Picquet as distribution contracts are forcing him out of business due to his owning the...
2252 1931-05-01 Correspondence routine letters about missing Board meetings
2259 1931-05-01 Correspondence The joining of Tiffany, Educational and World Wide has been completed and all is seemingly going smoothly. Letters of pl...
1664 1931-03-01 Correspondence Ongoing conversation regarding the financial situation of various exhibitors Columbia is currently taking or intending ...
2229 1931-02-04 Correspondence Exchange of letters between Hess and Myers concerning the activities of the Copyright Protection Bureau, trigged by an a...
2231 1931-01-07 Correspondence Informing Kent that Myers has called off a proposed amalgamation of Allied States and the MPTOA, allegedly because the U...
1678 1931-01-06 Correspondence Dispute between a theatre owner in Iowa and Universal. Regarding serials. Universal is, apparently, no longer a friend o...
2211 1930-12-17 Correspondence Trotti passes on a copy of a resolution by the MPTOA -- North and South Carolina requesting the studios not to use white...
2210 1930-12-15 Correspondence Complaint by New Jersey exhibitor about collusion in price-fixing by United Artists and Path, denied by UA's lawyers
1628 1930-12-04 Correspondence Fox Film Corporation is seeking a construction permit and license for a radio station in Beverly Hills. From attached co...
3339 1930-10-30 Correspondence Hays seems to have missed a meeting with the American College of Surgeons to promote surgical films, and Martin is conce...
1240 1930-10-16 Correspondence enclosing memo by McKenzie 30 September 1930: re War Nurse, MGM Trotti: "This is another striking evidence of the worki...
1553 1930-10-01 Correspondence A discussion over the use of the word "risqu" in motion picture advertising. Began as a result of the advertising for T...
1564 1930-09-25 Correspondence Concerning the Columbia film Africa Speaks. Two main issues: the authenticity of the film and the claims of its brutalit...
1616 1930-09-25 Correspondence Regarding original copy of Code and Resolutions for Uniform Interpretation. Most companies have signed the Code but MPPD...
2205 1930-09-24 Correspondence Various correspondence regarding application for membership to the MPPDA from Tiffany productions.
1630 1930-09-18 Correspondence Correspondence on the forced buying of shorts from companies in order to secure their features. Block-booking. Exhibitor...
1555 1930-09-01 Correspondence Small group of correspondence concerning the advertising for the Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. film The Little Accident which i...
1556 1930-08-01 Correspondence Correspondence regarding the Warner Bros." film The Matrimonial Bed and the way in which it is advertised in Washington....
1561 1930-05-01 Correspondence In Dayton, Ohio, Loew's Theatres are advertising Free and Easy as a Anita Page and William Haines picture when it is act...
1569 1930-04-19 Correspondence Various correspondence between MPPDA and the American Humane Society and the American Society for the Prevention of Crue...
1575 1930-04-09 Correspondence Censorship problems for Hughes Hell's Angels, primarily sex and profanity. Detailed correspondence involving the changes...
1565 1930-04-01 Correspondence Furore over an article printed in Variety (23 April 1930) which, reportedly, attributed embarrassing quotes to the Hays ...
1608 1930-04-01 Correspondence Foreign medical films. Investigating German surgical films for use in America. Previously, foreign medical films have be...
1254 1930-03-29 Correspondence The public relations push behind the launching of the Code. Drafts of letters to be sent to supporters of the industry,...
2212 1930-03-10 Correspondence Correspondence asking for help in an exhibitor's getting relief from playing questionable pictures, and comments on the ...
1264 1930-03-01 Correspondence Hays seeks the opinions of member companies as to whether to adopt Joy's suggestion to sever links with the National Boa...
1586 1930-02-12 Correspondence Declaration of a protest by the Portland District of Oregon Congress of Parents and Teachers. The Broadway and Hollywood...
1614 1930-02-01 Correspondence Various correspondence regarding applications for membership to the MPPDA. Companies discussed here are Disney, Technico...
1647 1930-01-27 Correspondence Regarding the MGM-Universal controversy over the similarities between Universal's Jailbreak and a MGM film. Included her...
1629 1930-01-03 Correspondence With the upcoming release of Her Unborn Child, there are attempts to sell sex hygiene pictures to exhibitors. There appe...
1532 1929-12-18 Correspondence Correspondence regarding the silent picture Porto Rico, owned by the Governor Theodore Roosevelt. Distribution a problem...
528 1929-12-01 Correspondence Large volume of correspondence over the provision of a sound screening facility in Boston by distributors for the use of...
1527 1929-11-19 Correspondence Financial situation of the Motion Picture Relief Fund. MPPDA is arranging to raise the money needed since the fund's sep...
2120 1929-11-14 Correspondence Correspondence between DeBra and the Psychological Corporation, which is planning a study of the educational effects of ...
643 1929-10-22 Correspondence The National Billiard Association, in objecting to pool-hall scenes, now claims to represent SIX MILLION BILLIARD PLAYER...
2104 1929-10-10 Correspondence Correspondence relating to standardizing the shape of camera and projector apertures, and investigating illumination. R...
2119 1929-09-17 Correspondence Correspondence relating to a dispute between Educational and MGM over a contract to sell shorts to an Indianapolis exhib...
2115 1929-08-28 Correspondence Correspondence generated by a request from the censorship board of Virginia for copies of scripts for all sound pictures...
2108 1929-08-15 Correspondence Correspondence relating to a possible patents claim over the use of photographic miniatures in combination with full-sca...
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