ID Date Type Description Summary
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...
2899 1938-06-14 Correspondence Small file on the discussions between the Advisory Committee on Education in Motion Pictures and the studios regarding t...
2314 1938-06-14 Letter There is a proposed film based on the Morro Castle disaster -- there is a fear this will harm the American Merchant Mari...
2957 1938-06-08 Correspondence Regarding reissues and the PCA -- PCA can only approve films that have had their titles cleared through the Title Bureau...
1175 1938-05-31 Essay/manuscript The Feature film as Advertising Medium." A very useful document re "plugs" for institutions or products, deliberately p...
3163 1938-05-26 Memo Routine correspondence.
2942 1938-05-05 Letter Regarding the increase of fees for PCA services.
2943 1938-05-02 Letter Regarding the increase of fees for PCA services.
1193 1938-04-30 Memo 'Characterizations of newspaper editors, Reporters and Publishers in motion pictures." Summaries of PCA advice concerni...
3057 1938-04-28 Letter Asking for the use of Paramount films by the Teaching Film Custodians, Inc. It seems the licensing agreement is not as e...
1182 1938-04-28 Letter An angry letter occasioned by an article in the Chicago Daily Tribune (included) in which Goldwyn is quoted as denouncin...
3188 1938-04-27 Memo Detailing MPPDA Board resolutions and discussion in relation to advertising and commercial films from 28 April 1935, 14 ...
2944 1938-04-14 Letter Thanking Hess for his opinion on the matter of the film Moambi-Ikomba (King of the Gorillas). The association does not w...
1194 1938-04-13 Memo The Production Code Administration and Its Significance in the Movement for Improving the Screen." The Code is a "state...
1195 1938-04-09 Letters Breen would like to find some way to ban Moambi-Ikomba (King of the Gorillas) because it is fraudulent, even though it d...
2945 1938-04-06 Letter The issue of PCA approved and non-PCA approved films appearing together in the one program.
3164 1938-04-05 Memo Routine correspondence.
3013 1938-04-05 Memos Regarding the production of crime and horror films during the first half of 1938 -- despite warnings about the situation...
3159 1938-03-29 Memo Routine correspondence.
2905 1938-03-26 Report Includes Press Summary - transcriptions from the press. Regards the production of "Goofytone News" a satire of Fox Movi...
2946 1938-03-25 Memo Regarding outstanding PCA fees to be paid by Gaumont-British Picture Corp. of America -- in relation to the film The Two...
2310 1938-03-23 Resolution Trailers and advertising films are brought under the jurisdiction of the Advertising Advisory Council.
2947 1938-03-21 Letter Regarding outstanding PCA fees to be paid by Gaumont-British Picture Corp. of America -- in relation to the film The Two...
1173 1938-03-21 Record of meeting Meeting of Advertising Advisory Council. The practice of revealing the mechanics of trick and illusory movie photograph...
3191 1938-03-16 Correspondence Hays asks Breen to separate the procedure of governing Code enforcement, which is enforceable, and advice on industry po...
3165 1938-03-16 Memo Routine correspondence.
1196 1938-03-16 Correspondence Hays asks Breen to separate the procedure of governing Code enforcement, which is enforceable, and advice on industry po...
2900 1938-03-08 Report The report on the United Artists films by the Advisory Committee on Education in Motion Pictures. Which are acceptable f...
2914 1938-03-03 Memo The dates for the regular meetings in 1938 -- the annual meeting of members and the Director's meetings.
2915 1938-03-01 Memo Announcing the annual meeting of MPPDA members to be held 28 March 1938.
1174 1938-03-01 Correspondence Republic has not been submitting its advertising material to the Advertising Advisory Council as required. Harmon seems...
3160 1938-02-21 Memo Routine correspondence.
2949 1938-02-18 Letter Sending Standard Pictures specific PCA regulations regarding crime pictures.
1178 1938-02-10 Letter Summary of boards of trade representing American movie interests in France Belgium Switzerland and Egypt.
2950 1938-02-08 Telegram Loew's wants to exhibit two industrial films (presented by General Talking Pictures Corp.). Neither have any advertising...
3190 1938-02-01 Memo Documents investigating the membership of the Twentieth Century Association, which is hostile to the major companies' do...
2897 1938-01-26 Memo Relating to the Advertising Code Resolution (12 January 1938) -- Hess is reworking it. Included here is another copy of ...
3189 1938-01-21 Memo Passing on a suggestion from Hess that the wording on the PCA certificate of approval be changed
2951 1938-01-20 Memo Regarding the proposed resolution ensuring PCA approved and non approved films are not exhibited or advertised together.
2902 1938-01-20 Letter The Advisory Committee on Education in Motion Pictures want a list of Disney short subjects that the company is willing ...
1179 1938-01-20 Memo Listing of foreign managers of the eight majors.
2903 1938-01-18 Letter Giving permission for the Educational Films pictures that have been approved by the Advisory Committee on Education in M...
2952 1938-01-14 Memos Three proposed drafts of the resolution regarding double features and the PCA -- no PCA approved film can be exhibited w...
2906 1938-01-12 Memo Fox are concerned over the production of "Goofytone News" by Columbia as it bears too great a resemblance to "Fox Moviet...
2904 1938-01-10 Letter Advising companies about the work of the Advisory Committee on Education in Motion Pictures and the desire to establish ...
3157 1938-01-06 Memo Routine correspondence.
2953 1938-01-06 Letter The current standing of several RKO pictures in relation to PCA approval -- all films were produced in England.
2844 1938-01-05 Letter Asking for any further advice regarding the situation with Charlie Chaplin and Fred Futter -- Futter intends to place Ch...
2898 1938-01-04 Letter Benjamin Livingston has numerous arrests for indecent exhibition, staging indecent performances and allowing minors to v...
2845 1938-01-03 Letter Regarding the situation with Charlie Chaplin and Fred Futter -- Futter intends to place Chaplin's old two reel comedies ...
3137 1937-12-31 Memo Routine correspondence.
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