ID Date Type Description Summary
3059 1939-03-31 Memo Warner Bros. is close to signing contract with Teaching Film Custodians, Inc.
3062 1939-03-22 Letter Twentieth Century-Fox is proposing to make a film about the life and work of Brigham Young -- the Church of Jesus Christ...
3178 1939-03-10 Memo Routine correspondence.
1215 1939-03-10 Letter Harmon first suggests to Hays the separation of the administrative and advisory functions of the PCA, in order to clarif...
3172 1939-03-07 Memo Routine correspondence.
3020 1939-03-04 Letter Asking about five Paramount films (reissues) Brandt is hoping to exhibit -- have they been PCA approved? Milliken replie...
2990 1939-03-03 Memo Meeting regarding general advertising situation -- the Advertising Code, candid camera situation, motion pictures and ed...
3049 1939-03-01 Letter Tax on excess profit for foreign business in Spain -- will be in effect for the duration of the war.
2975 1939-03-01 Press clipping Independent Theatre Owners are attempting to abolish all state censor boards -- Harry Brandt is leading the way.
2974 1939-03-01 Memo Reporting a radio broadcast discussion of censorship -- Harry Brandt denounced motion picture censorship as vicious and ...
2991 1939-02-28 Letter Sending information to the Board of Directors prior to meeting - motion pictures in education, program of the Advisory ...
3050 1939-02-24 Letter Proposal to increase tax on American motion pictures in Canada for the duration of the war.
2965 1939-02-20 Bulletin General bulletin -- not for publication. Urging all independent exhibitors to gather evidence of hardships imposed by th...
2972 1939-02-14 Circular letter Regarding the work of the Conciliation Committee of the Motion Picture Branch of the Toronto Board of Trade -- leading u...
3051 1939-02-11 Letter MGM having some difficulties in India obtaining a renewal of their theatre license.
3026 1939-02-06 Press clipping Copy of the American Federation of Radio Artists Code as signed by networks -- includes the classification of the code.
3175 1939-02-03 Memo Routine correspondence.
3174 1939-02-03 Memo Routine correspondence.
2993 1939-02-03 Memo The program of the Advisory Committee on the use of Motion Pictures in Education.
2992 1939-02-03 Memo Memo on the development of a new technique in education -- character education through discussion of motion picture exce...
1203 1939-02-03 Letter Includes 2 memoranda re the pedagogic enterprises directed by Mark A. May: the history and development of the project us...
2315 1939-02-01 Deposition Herron testifies in a case brought by Paramount against the Argentinian treasury. He outlines his job in the Foreign De...
2994 1939-01-30 Memo Memo on the conditions facing the Motion Picture Relief Fund and discussion of pension system.
1218 1939-01-27 Report Report of a Special Committee appointed on 10 January 1939 at Waldorf Astoria luncheon meeting of national organizations...
2973 1939-01-20 Letter Regarding score charges -- Canadian distributors seem to want to wait and take the lead of their American counterparts.
1213 1939-01-17 Letter Skouras is concerned about the double-feature situation, especially the poor quality of B-pictures and the prevalence of...
3017 1939-01-16 Memo Memo regarding resolution that brings advertising films under the jurisdiction of the Advertising Advisory Council. Incl...
1214 1939-01-16 Letter Advertising films are brought under the jurisdiction of the Advertising Advisory Council, finally solving the problem of...
3054 1939-01-07 Letter Issues of importing foreign films into Japan.
2964 1939-01-04 Resolution, file Resolution giving the Advertising Advisory Council the authority to review all motion pictures and motion picture traile...
2982 1939-01-03 Bill A copy of the Bill to create a Federal Motion Picture Commission -- trade practices, dispute and complaint resolution an...
1199 1939-01-03 Memo On the "Constitutionality of the censorship of newsreels, et al" by Pettijohn and Gaylord R. Hawkins.
3060 1939-01-01 Contract Licensing agreement for member companies to sign -- for the Teaching Film Custodians, Inc.
3025 1938-12-31 Miscellaneous Work of the Progressive Education Association -- licensing agreement, World's Fair films, press releases promoting the u...
3187 1938-12-20 Press release Draft Press release of MPPDA Board Resolution giving Advertising Advisory Council jurisdiction over commercial films. Re...
3186 1938-12-20 Resolution MPPDA Board Resolution giving Advertising Advisory Council jurisdiction over commercial films. Not dated.
2927 1938-12-20 Memo Financial position of PCA -- there is a deficit.
2926 1938-12-20 Memo, resolution Resolution providing that the fee charged for submission and approval by the PCA will be the same for films made outside...
2907 1938-12-20 Press release Historical film for New York's World's Fair and International Golden Gate Exposition -- a feature film will be produced ...
1186 1938-12-20 Memo 'Re crime in motion pictures." A summary of regulations to date. Code. Resolution that foreign-produced motion pictures...
2910 1938-12-15 Telegram Wage and hours matter agreed upon -- no specific details given.
2909 1938-12-15 Telegram Arranging quarterly meeting of Board of Directors -- also wage and hour matter agreed upon (not specified).
2908 1938-12-15 Letter Arranging quarterly meeting of Board of Directors -- also wage and hour matter agreed upon (not specified).
2311 1938-12-15 Letter The Institute of Human Relations, Yale University, and its work on the educational values of short films. It expects it...
2313 1938-12-14 Memo "Bootleg films." Titles of 32 recent objectionable (unapproved) movies and the numbers of theatres in which they have p...
2928 1938-12-13 Memo Memo supporting the proposed resolution that the fee charged for submission and approval by the PCA will be the same for...
2931 1938-12-12 Memo List of titles containing the word "God" -- list is for released pictures. Registered titles included here are film titl...
2930 1938-12-12 Memo List of titles containing the word "God" -- list is for unreleased pictures. Registered titles included here are film ti...
2929 1938-12-12 Memo Lists the foreign films approved by the PCA during 1937 and the fees charged -- in relation to the proposed resolution t...
2958 1938-12-10 Correspondence Letters informing member companies of the cooperation between the industry and educators regarding the use of motion pic...
2959 1938-12-09 Agreement Copy of the Licensing agreement between companies and educators for the use of motion pictures as an educational tool --...
1181 1938-11-30 Memo Spyros Skouras has been complaining to Palfreyman about double-billing, which has escalated in some cases to 3 or 4 movi...
1177 1938-11-28 Memo DeBra reports on the organization "Films for Democracy" (earlier "Frontier Films'), which wants to make entertainment fi...
2932 1938-11-25 Letter Sending Harmon the file on the film Angels With Dirty Faces.
2933 1938-11-23 Memo Almost all the studios now have a boys gang series -- this trend is worrying as they do not adhere to the general princi...
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...
2934 1938-11-22 Memo Universal is making a film which depicts male youths being injured -- a bad boy type film. Boy gang films are concerning...
2922 1938-11-22 Memo Reliance Pictures is finishing up but Reliance vice-president Ed Small is forming Ed Small Productions -- can MPPDA memb...
2911 1938-11-18 Memo Lists the meetings to be held on 19 November 1938 -- in relation to the representation of Nazi Germany in American newsr...
1183 1938-11-18 Memo Film Daily 17 November 1938 included an item "Newsreels to Huddle on Nazi Outrages." This memo confirms that the indust...
1184 1938-11-15 Report The report of the Advertising Committee on Motion Pictures' Greatest Year -- the improved profits have to do with the im...
3158 1938-11-14 Memo Routine correspondence.
2960 1938-11-14 Various File on the Teaching Film Custodians, Inc. General information about the formation and working of the group. Motion Pic...
1201 1938-11-10 Memo Re Motion Picture's Greatest Year Advertising campaign. While direct box-office results are hard to prove, this was eff...
2936 1938-11-09 Letter Lists the prison films made by member companies in the last two years. Production Trends.
2935 1938-11-09 Memo A list of films considered boy gang pictures -- this type of film is concerning the PCA. The depiction of youth acting i...
1176 1938-11-04 Bulletin/circular The Growth of Screen Advertising." The public pays for entertainment but gets advertising. Movie houses threaten to co...
2939 1938-10-31 Letter Paramount has been combining the PCA seal of approval and the NBR insignia -- there is a fear this will confuse audience...
2921 1938-10-31 Press excerpts Collection of press editorials written about and during the industry publicity drive Motion Pictures' Greatest Year.
2937 1938-10-20 Letter The PCA charges will be waived for the MGM two reel short The World Is Ours -- the film was made as part of the industry...
2938 1938-10-18 Letter Breen is suggesting that PCA charges should be waived for the MGM two reel short The World Is Ours -- the film was made ...
2916 1938-10-15 Memo Memo sent to regional chairmen, circuit heads, exhibitors, managers and publicity directors. Regarding Motion Pictures'...
2901 1938-10-14 Report Another copy of the 1937 report of the Advisory Committee on Education in Motion Pictures.
2923 1938-10-13 Press clipping The publisher of the Nashville Banner is facing charges from the FCC -- regarding advertising and his threat to end his ...
2924 1938-09-27 Memo Hays has spoken with James Stahlman (publisher of the Nashville Banner) about the United Press service situation.
2925 1938-09-26 Memo Informing Hays of updates in the James Stahlman situation -- includes the MPPDA file on Stahlman.
2940 1938-09-16 Memo Regarding fees for PCA services -- should the fees for cheaply produced features be higher than they are and should ther...
2963 1938-09-06 Letter Copyright infringement fears for King Trendle radio broadcast "Lone Ranger" -- includes Palfreyman's advice.
2962 1938-09-03 Letter Columbia is producing a serial called "The Spider" -- similar to the King Trendle radio broadcast "The Green Hornet". Co...
2920 1938-09-01 Publicity The movie quiz contest which is a large part of the publicity push Motion Pictures' Greatest Year.
1188 1938-09-01 Letter An official sponsorship deal, involving the financing of an entertainment film by Lucky Strike cigarettes, is proposed b...
3376 1938-08-30 Resolution/s Report "concerning treatment of newspapermen in motion pictures" 1938.
1185 1938-08-30 Resolution/s Resolutions and pronouncements re advertising on the screen, to 1938. Attached to correspondence with James G. Stahlman ...
3162 1938-08-26 Memo Routine correspondence.
3161 1938-08-22 Memo Routine correspondence.
2956 1938-08-02 Telegram PCA can only approve films that have had their titles cleared through the Title Bureau -- this includes reissues. Includ...
2955 1938-08-02 Letter Reissues will only be given PCA approval if the titles have been cleared through the Title Bureau -- this is difficult b...
1197 1938-08-02 Letters Harmon informs Shurlock and Breen that all titles must be cleared through the Title Bureau, including re-issues. Breen ...
2941 1938-08-01 Letter The Magic Carpet of Movietone series (Fox Movietone News) is heartily approved by the PCA.
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...
1190 1938-07-25 Memos Jurisdiction of Production Code Administration" and "Memo on General Policy." Memo on what films the PCA should review,...
2912 1938-07-19 Memo Deciding on the Grand National picture -- does Hays want Herron to be there?
1216 1938-07-11 Various The question has arisen as to how to deal with war-related films with ideological import. The question of PCA jurisdict...
1191 1938-07-05 Memo Harmon memo on the Production Code:Recommendation that "fairness" should be incorporated into the Regulations as a PCA r...
2919 1938-07-01 Article "Steps in Movie Making" -- series of six articles designed to generate good publicity for the industry. This offers read...
2918 1938-07-01 Leaflet "Film Industry Ever Seeking Improvement" by Will Hays -- there is no date or source but an obvious publicity push in wha...
2917 1938-07-01 Record of meeting Notes from the special committee formed to arrange a national motion picture publicity campaign -- there is a need to ge...
1192 1938-06-22 Memo Commenting on Document: "Code, Extra-Code and Industry Regulation in Motion Pictures: A Study of the Effects of the Prod...
2913 1938-06-16 Letter Arranging the continuation of a meeting of the Board of Directors.
1208 1938-06-15 Miscellaneous General alarm about the increasing number of movies featuring crime, horror, and violence generally. Analysis of this t...
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