ID Date Type Description Summary
1477 1928-01-01 Organisation data A collection of "organisation data" for the proposed Pro Organisation (or Mentors). Not dated or signed. This would be a...
2081 1928-01-01 Statement An undated statement from the Amateur Cinema League announcing that home study courses on film are now available -- the ...
2087 1928-01-01 Journal/magazine article "Shall We Condemn the Movies?" An interview with Hays. No source identified.
343 1927-12-31 Report Public relations activities of the MPPDA. This is the subject index of a larger report apparently prepared for submissi...
2065 1927-12-27 Resolution A Resolution Setting Forth the Aims and Purposes of the Board of Trade and Commerce of the Motion Picture Industry of th...
2066 1927-12-27 Speech/address Published version of Cohen's address to the Trade Practices conference. Includes copies of Zukor's 1920 pledge about no...
2067 1927-12-27 Press release "Movies to Hold annual Peace Pipe Meetings," issued after Trade Practice conference. Claims that agreement was reached ...
3234 1927-12-23 Letter Suggests that it would be better for the negotiations on the Standard Exhibition Contract if there was no representative...
2048 1927-12-21 Letter Reporting activities of the Academy: free-lance actors' contract completed, technicians examining improved methods of li...
480 1927-12-20 Memo Patrick F. Scanlan editor of The Brooklyn Tablet objects to "disrobing" scene in Wings, which prevents him from giving i...
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...
1381 1927-12-19 Questionnaire Questionnaire to various studios (Loew's Inc., Famous Players-Lasky, ) and the MPPDA from the Department of Justice. Gen...
3235 1927-12-19 Memo Proposes changes to the Standard Exhibition Contract for negotiations in Chicago in January 1928.
3377 1927-12-19 Questionnaire Questionnaire to various studios (Loew's Inc., Famous Players-Lasky, ) and the MPPDA from the Department of Justice. Con...
395 1927-12-15 Memo New Jersey Public Library Commission has reported a large increase in the demand for books due to motion pictures and ra...
3237 1927-12-15 Miscellaneous Memorandum between the Authors' League of America, the Dramatists Guild of the Authors League, the Authors Guild of the ...
337 1927-12-14 Record of meeting Dinner-Meeting of Studio Relations Committee. Concerned with the studios foreign markets. New quota restrictions are no...
467 1927-12-14 Record of meeting Minutes of quarterly meeting of MPPDA Board of Directors. Business includes raising money for the AMPAS; cooperation be...
311 1927-12-10 Letter, formula A new, more flexible system for treating controversial source material is being worked out. The new formula allows the ...
1294 1927-12-08 King of Kings protests. After Jewish reaction against King of Kings MPPDA appoints "distinguished committee of Jewish le...
1390 1927-12-07 Letter A copy of letter to all sales managers regarding a meeting to discuss the 1928 budgets for the Film Boards of Trade and ...
364 1927-12-06 Proposal "Proposed Establishment of Statistical Department of Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, Inc." MPPDA ...
372 1927-12-03 Letter Expressing his approval and admiration of the recently-advertised Don'ts and Be-Carefuls, then objecting to a picture th...
371 1927-12-02 Letter In Baraboo, Wisconsin, they want shows that will "cater to the general family trade with thorough guarantee against show...
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.
375 1927-12-01 Miscellaneous The American Association for the Advancement of Atheism complains about the treatment of atheists in the movies, giving ...
367 1927-11-28 Press statement Concerns exhibition of religious motion pictures at Sunday evening church services.
1399 1927-11-28 Miscellaneous Collection of inquiries and concerns concerning the use of music in films and the copyright issues surrounding it. Inclu...
338 1927-11-25 Record of meeting Dinner-Meeting of Studio Relations Committee. Douglas Miller, Commercial Attach at Berlin, on opposition to American pi...
2050 1927-11-22 Memo Listing membership of the committees of each branch of the Academy
359 1927-11-21 Report Report from a delegate (representing Pathe Rural projectors - 17.5mm projectors intended for rural use) to a League of N...
2872 1927-11-19 Letter Arranging a meeting between Byrne and Milliken -- presumably to discuss MPPDA membership. Byrne produces films for adver...
377 1927-11-18 Letter Apparently the French Ambassador has been criticizing the industry, and Hays has come to its defence.
1397 1927-11-17 Letter and reply A request for general information about the newly formed Washington Film Council. North replies and includes a copy of t...
478 1927-11-16 Confidential memo First indication that big trouble is in the offing with the Jewish protest against King of Kings.
383 1927-11-13 Letter Allen protests about the gross political and cultural insensitivity of Across the Pacific in its portrayal of the Philip...
1383 1927-11-12 Memo Memo informing Hays that the United Press are sending out an article entitled "Denies Movies Cause Increase in Crime". I...
1412 1927-11-11 Miscellaneous Information regarding the proposed new plan for the registration of motion picture titles. This plan is a cooperative ef...
1419 1927-11-10 Speech/address Burt New delivers this speech in favor of removing the tax on motion picture admissions. This tax was originally imposed...
3203 1927-11-04 Letter and reply Flannery asks for Hess's corrections to typographical or other errors in the transcript of the Trade Practice Conferenc...
2073 1927-11-03 Memo Samuel Johnson quote: "I am a great friend of public amusements, for they keep people from vice."
1395 1927-11-02 Proposal A proposal entitled "Suggested Program for the Permanent Funding of the Motion Picture Relief Fund" submitted by A. C. M...
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...
1278 1927-11-01 Letters and report Modification to system of title registration. Planned changes in the machinery to register titles and subject matter --...
309 1927-10-28 Letter Exchange of letters. Brecher points out to Hays that regardless of any agreement reached at the Trade Practice Conferenc...
370 1927-10-27 Proposal 'Pro Propaganda and Organization Data." proposes the formation of a body of influential and concerned citizens, as a com...
2079 1927-10-24 Letter and enclosure/s Hays sends Warner clippings about Vitaphone
1401 1927-10-22 Letter United Artists want to know how the National Motion Picture League obtained and reviewed a copy of their yet to be relea...
339 1927-10-19 Record of meeting C.F. Borcosque, Vice-Consul from Chile, on Latin American attitudes towards Hollywood pictures -- tries to educate fil...
2072 1927-10-18 Memo List of senior industry personnel attending a meeting -- purpose not given.
355 1927-10-17 Miscellaneous Several documents relating to international quotas and trade restrictions. Includes a copy of the British Cinematograph...
2077 1927-10-17 Resolution/s MPPDA resolution and other notices observing the death of Sam Warner.
675 1927-10-15 Pamphlet Rule 21 of the Code of the Motion Picture Industry Don'ts and Be Carefuls adopted as Rule 21 at the FTC trade practice c...
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...
349 1927-10-10 Record of conference Transcript of Trade Practice Conference on Fair Methods of Competition. Myers hopes to concentrate on public accountabi...
350 1927-10-10 Pamphlet 'Federal Trade Practice Conference for the Motion Picture Industry." Summary of the business of the conference, includi...
351 1927-10-10 Speech/address Apparently a speech to a gathering of newspaper editors regarding the industrys attitude to the proceedings of the Feder...
2060 1927-10-10 Miscellaneous Typescripts of series of articles on "The Best Cared For Children in America," on children in the motion picture industr...
2068 1927-10-10 Speech/address Remarks by Will H. Hays at Trade Practices Conference. Includes a list of member companies of the MPPDA and a summary o...
2069 1927-10-10 Resolution Resolutions governing the Formula to prevent the prevalent type of books and plays becoming the prevalent type of pictur...
2070 1927-10-10 Resolution Trade practice resolutions on fire prevention
2071 1927-10-10 Petition Petition to the Federal Trade Commission to institute proceedings against the MPPDA, the major companies, Film Boards of...
354 1927-10-05 Letter and enclosure/s "Suggested agenda to the Motion Picture Trade Conference which have public relations Interest." A revealing document su...
352 1927-10-01 Press release Claims that the Federal Trade Commission conference has been a success and that similar meetings will be held annually. ...
353 1927-10-01 Record of meeting There are several sets of minutes from meetings of the group of public representatives who organized themselves into a c...
368 1927-10-01 Miscellaneous File relating to the sex-hygiene movie The Naked Truth. Includes an article in The Medical Journal and Record that supp...
379 1927-10-01 Miscellaneous Producers are anxious to arrive at a system of Inter-American Trademark Registration to reduce their vulnerability to pi...
1418 1927-10-01 Press extracts Several extracts reporting the proposed reintroduction of "blue laws" in Connecticut. All against the idea and a couple ...
1367 1927-09-28 Correspondence The Murine Company's advertisements for a refreshing, eye-cleaning product claim "MOVIES frequently strain Eyes, use Mur...
2049 1927-09-16 Memo Listing membership of the committees of each branch of the Academy
345 1927-09-06 Letter This informs Andrews of a resolution of the Federated Church Brotherhoods of California, to the effect that the stage an...
3232 1927-09-06 Letter Information about an international friendship exchange of dolls organized by the Federal Council of Churches -- suggeste...
315 1927-09-01 Journal/magazine article 'What Price Censorship," by Clement Todd, with further material by Robert Edwards, Henry Harrison and others. Heavy amm...
3226 1927-09-01 Article Settling It Out of Court, System, the Magazine for Business, September 1926. Article by Hays on Arbitration in the moti...
2064 1927-08-31 Journal/magazine article "The Morals of the Movies," from Hollywood Magazine. Defends the movies from common charges of immoral influence.
340 1927-08-22 Record of meeting Minutes of a meeting of the Stage and Screen Committee, another group dedicated to a clean stage and a clean screen. To...
2061 1927-08-19 Letter and enclosure/s Routine letter sending copies of resolutions passed prior to Chadwick Productions joining the MPPDA
3231 1927-08-16 Correspondence Documents on Theatrical Utilities Service, based in Buffalo, NY. Hess responds to a request for information about an art...
2047 1927-08-15 Letter and enclosure/s Reporting activities of the Academy, and enclosing bulletins
1366 1927-08-04 Report "Problems of Scientific Motion Picture Production". Discusses the problems arising from the dual aspects of the industry...
1370 1927-08-01 Journal/magazine article Extract copied from Child Welfare Magazine, September 1927, discussing block-booking. Desire is to have appropriate mate...
1378 1927-08-01 Letter and enclosure/s Concerns an enclosed letter from Rachel Smith (Famous Players Studio School). Sent to Trotti because the letter is so po...
396 1927-07-31 Miscellaneous Large volume of material on two Caddo pictures, The Mating Call (about KKK) and The Racket. Hughes very reluctant to ag...
1424 1927-07-27 Miscellaneous Large amount of general information about the use of educational films in schools and the place of non-theatrical films ...
1420 1927-07-26 Letter Beatty informing Silverman that an advertisement displayed in a recent issue of Variety claiming that the El Brendel pro...
306 1927-07-22 Record of meeting Second meeting between producers and directors at AMPAS conference. Proceedings are getting progressively more acrimoni...
360 1927-07-20 Letter and enclosure/s Excerpt from final report of the Trade Barriers Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce, Geneva 1927: "Treatm...
305 1927-07-19 Record of meeting Meeting between producers and technicians at AMPAS conference, discussing production economy. A distinction is drawn be...
464 1927-07-19 Letter AMPAS economy meetings with actors. Beetson: "The result I gleaned from the conference was that the freelance actor, es...
1384 1927-07-19 Correspondence A file concerning the influence of motion pictures on college towns involving the MPPDA and Princeton University. Includ...
304 1927-07-18 Record of meeting Meeting between producers and actors at AMPAS conference, discussing production economy. The actors use the opportunity...
303 1927-07-15 Record of meeting Meeting between producers and writers at AMPAS conference, discussing production economy: seems to be partly a matter of...
302 1927-07-14 Record of meeting Conference between producers and directors, under AMPAS sponsorship on "economics in motion picture production." The me...
361 1927-07-14 Report of committee Report submitted to the International Economic Conference -- by the Commerce Committee: "Import and Export Prohibition...
1389 1927-07-13 Miscellaneous Various correspondence, attendance lists and rough minutes of the Association's law committee. All in relation to the es...
1403 1927-07-09 Court proceedings Copy of the findings and order of the Federal Trade Commission against Famous Players-Lasky, Realart Pictures and variou...
358 1927-07-06 Report 'The Frequency of Movie Attendance and its Relation to Certain Social and Economic Facts." The average attendance is ov...
2057 1927-07-06 Press release Description of the Academy and its branches.
1372 1927-07-05 Letter Letter regarding press article from Liberty dated 07-02-1927 entitled "Extra! Extra! Why The Girls Who Leave Home Are So...
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