ID Date Type Description Summary
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...
2160 1929-07-10 Correspondence Correspondence relating to a San Francisco personal property tax
1494 1929-07-03 Correspondence Correspondence between Mrs. Alonzo Richardson (BOR, Atlanta) and Milliken and Trotti in relation to The Very Idea. Contr...
2168 1929-07-01 Correspondence Letters to two exhibitors cancelling contracts because of the unsuitability of their sound equipment.
511 1929-06-01 Correspondence Formula imposed on play The Bachelor Father as film The Lion's Share -- useful as a case study of changes required.
1526 1929-04-30 Correspondence General information about MPPDA membership, principally applications for membership and the payment of fees.
1535 1929-04-04 Correspondence The King of Kings is back and it now has sound. A screening is being booked at the Chautauqua Institution and the arrang...
661 1929-03-27 Correspondence Guthrie wants ten Navy planes flying in formation for The Green Goddess. He asks McKenzie to "kindly take this matter u...
3321 1929-03-14 Correspondence Correspondence about an article on 'The Authors' League Agreement with the Motion Picture Producers," to be published un...
2127 1929-03-06 Correspondence Series of reports and correspondence relating to news reports of children being inspired to crime by movies. Detectives...
2110 1929-02-26 Correspondence Correspondence relating to the Authors' League Agreement, and with several claims for copyright over stories.
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