ID Date Type Description Summary
317 1927-07-01 Journal/magazine article 'The Wowsers Tackle the Movies," by James R. Quirk.provides biographical information on Chase, Crafts, Upshaw, and menti...
324 1927-07-01 Letter & committee report Report of the Committee on the Selection of Films, Harvard University. About 12 pictures are to be selected from curren...
344 1927-07-01 Correspondence Hays seeks comment from studio representatives on the action for a 10% pay cut. They reply at length, giving their own ...
347 1927-07-01 Court ruling Court ruling against Famous Players-Lasky (FPL), ordering it to cease and desist its block-booking activities. It inclu...
3229 1927-06-30 Correspondence Documents on the Cooperative Booking Circuit in Detroit, sponsored by the Kunsky organisation, booking for 40 of the imp...
365 1927-06-29 Resolution A resolution incorporating the Don'ts and Be-Carefuls is now officially adopted by the MPPDA. A similar resolution (als...
376 1927-06-29 Letter Herron informs Castle of German propaganda films relevant to the issue of the German-Polish frontier. Castle already kn...
1392 1927-06-29 Miscellaneous Various information regarding new zoning plans for the exhibition of first run films in St Louis, Seattle, Portland, Oma...
3180 1927-06-29 Resolution Copy of MPPDA Resolution establishing the "Don'ts and Be Carefuls."
3230 1927-06-29 Correspondence Documents on the Coston Booking Circuit in Chicago. Books about 100 theatres, in which Coston has an interest in about h...
1371 1927-06-24 Miscellaneous A large amount of information, mainly correspondence, relating to the formation and organisation of "booking circuits" b...
3228 1927-06-22 Letter and reply Documents on the Casanave Circuit, Cleveland. Hess asked the Cleveland Film Board of Trade for information on the Casana...
300 1927-06-20 Pamphlet Announcing the formation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, AMPAS, its function, organization, membersh...
1405 1927-06-19 Journal/magazine article Extract from Variety announcing an injunction suit to prevent Path Exchange from distributing De Mille and Metropolitan ...
1410 1927-06-19 Report Beatty highlights the problem of studios being accused of plagiarism. The situation is so bad that most producers are r...
1406 1927-06-15 Miscellaneous Platten seeks advice regarding the validity of the membership of the Producers Distributing Corp. since its merger with ...
1391 1927-06-09 Correspondence Correspondence concerning penalties for violations of the Arbitration rules, Credit Committee Rules, and other regulatio...
325 1927-06-08 Letter Steps to be followed in making films available for the Harvard Film Library. Other correspondence on the same theme is ...
335 1927-06-06 Correspondence Correspondence relating to the Berne Copyright Convention notes that the U.S. is not member of the Convention and can on...
1423 1927-06-04 Correspondence Universal was sent a film containing prize fight footage from their office in Berlin. This film was intercepted by custo...
310 1927-06-01 Various There is a controversy concerning the film adaptation of The Ruined Lady, which allegedly was blocked by Hays when propo...
384 1927-06-01 Correspondence Universal is trying to get the Department of Labor and Immigration and various Americanization organizations involved, i...
336 1927-05-31 Pamphlet Members of the D.A.R. are enjoined to "Raise your Patriotic torch high" in the cause of promoting better films. Already...
308 1927-05-26 Letter Fatty Arbuckle is to appear in a revival of the play "Baby Mine" which is soon to be brought out as a motion picture. C...
321 1927-05-26 Letter Reasons for film rejections are given in response to an inquiry from Douglas.
341 1927-05-24 Report of meeting This appears to be the original formulation of the Don'ts and Be-Carefuls. In drawing them up, "the Committee has in mi...
1375 1927-05-23 Record of meeting Minutes of Montreal Film Board of Trade. Very little information. Only new business reported is fire regulations relatin...
2063 1927-05-20 Correspondence Plans for an agency to deal with bicycling of prints
312 1927-05-19 Letter Information on the system of film classification employed by British censors. Includes the numbers of films recently cla...
346 1927-05-19 Pamphlet 'Is the Trend in Motion Pictures Upward?" Rev. Wm. Sheafe Chase pamphlet on the state of the movies, with his criticis...
3202 1927-05-19 Pamphlet 'Is the Trend in Motion Pictures Upward?" Rev. Wm. Sheafe Chase criticises the industry in general and Hays in particu...
1373 1927-05-18 Record of meeting Minutes of the thirty-second meeting of the Maritime Film Board of Trade. Very brief. Main subject is fire regulation...
2052 1927-05-17 Press clipping/s Extracts from press reports on founding of the Academy
2075 1927-05-17 Resolution The AMPP does not support motion picture pageants, and will dissociate itself from one planned in Atlantic City.
1400 1927-05-16 Miscellaneous Information about plans for a super news reel entitled "Keeping Pace with the Advancing Curriculum,"depicting education ...
1376 1927-05-14 Record of meeting Meeting of the Toronto Film Board of Trade. Bicycling only issue raised and very briefly. Canada.
2074 1927-05-12 Court ruling Judge's opinions in several cases relating to plagiarism and copyright, circulated to the Law Committee
301 1927-05-11 Record of meeting Organization Banquet of the AMPAS at Hotel Biltmore, LA. Pro-Republican speech by Louis B. Mayer who claims to be the o...
2051 1927-05-11 Press release Announcement of establishment of the Academy -- no date on release. Describes proposed activities and lists membership o...
2053 1927-05-11 Memo Purposes of the MPPDA listed, along with a description of its general activities - these are notes for Hays' speech at t...
2054 1927-05-11 Press release Announcement of establishment of the Academy -- no date on release. Describes proposed activities and lists membership o...
333 1927-05-05 Correspondence A school of motion picture technology is proposed for Columbia University, and reaction to draft proposals has been soug...
408 1927-05-04 Memo 'Lectures at the Harvard Business School on the Motion Picture Industry." Enthusiastic comments on the course, which of...
326 1927-05-03 Letter Gives composition of film selection committee. Harvard plans the acquisition of film journals as well as the films them...
1377 1927-05-03 Record of meeting Meeting of the Vancouver Film Board of Trade. Included here are the minutes of the 04-19-1927 and 04-04-1927 meetings. T...
1374 1927-05-02 Record of meeting Meeting of Calgary Film Board of Trade. Issues raised are bicycling of films, the punishment for those not complying wit...
366 1927-04-21 Speech/address This is a transcript of a speech made by Hays at an unnamed function in New York (apparently Department of Justice repre...
417 1927-04-21 Statement General statement by Hays to a representative of the Department of Justice. He speaks at length about the industry, inc...
313 1927-04-20 Letter The film classification system in Alberta, and minutes relating to the censorship situation in other provinces of Canada...
1388 1927-04-16 Correspondence Various correspondence concerning an article in Photoplay entitled "Schools of Movie Acting" by Agnes Smith. Includes a ...
1409 1927-04-13 Correspondence Concerns the problems inherent n percentage booking - the estimate of the distributors' percentage of ticket sales - and...
1408 1927-04-11 Miscellaneous An nation-wide experiment in the use of motion pictures in classrooms is to be undertaken to discover the effect, if any...
323 1927-04-08 Memo 'Our effort to organize the interest of various nationwide groups, like the YMCA, parent-teacher associations, Women's C...
334 1927-04-08 Report The secretary at Universal (signature unclear - possibly Hughes) sends DeBra a list of job descriptions of corporation e...
1404 1927-04-08 Memo A memo stating that the new name of Famous Players is Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation. Note there is no hyphen.
320 1927-04-06 Statement Triumphant statement by the lawyer responsible for prosecuting the company of "Sex," followed by a statement on the case...
318 1927-04-01 Article 'Motion Pictures and Their Censors," by Hays, in American Review of Reviews. This is followed by other articles from AR...
363 1927-04-01 Telegram 'Notice is hereby given that there will be a meeting of the Board of Directors at four o'clock next Wednesday April twen...
2091 1927-04-01 Journal/magazine article "Motion Pictures and Their Censors" -- edited version of April 1927 article by Hays in American Review of Reviews
342 1927-03-31 Letter The Pasadena clubs have taken a stand in favour of censorship. The California Federation contacts them to explain why t...
1393 1927-03-31 Miscellaneous Information regarding a dispute between MGM and Monument Theatre Corp. Includes correspondence and court summons and co...
329 1927-03-26 Letter & enclosures Business problems posed to Harvard business students, based upon the film industry, and specifically relating to Famous ...
3378 1927-03-25 Miscellaneous Documents pertaining to meetings of Sales managers discussing zoning plans for the exhibition of first run films in St ...
1386 1927-03-23 Essay/manuscript Entitled "Extra! Extra!". MacCulloch discusses the thousands of young men and women who besiege the studios every year h...
314 1927-03-17 Memo "Questions in House of Commons Regarding Motion Pictures in Canada."
327 1927-03-16 Press release 'Youngest of the Arts Recognized by Oldest of American Universities." The Harvard film library is being established "in...
330 1927-03-15 Transcript of address Hays' address to the Harvard Business School
1382 1927-03-15 Report 'Report for the year of the conservation activities of the Hays organisation" (1927).Like the other documents of this ki...
331 1927-03-14 Transcript of address Joseph Kennedy's address to the Harvard Business School. He emphasises the fact that "motion pictures build buying habi...
378 1927-03-10 Letter The National Board of Review (NBR) is putting together a picture which includes some German war pictures which the Consu...
1396 1927-03-10 Various Several individual pieces on MPPDA membership issues. Inquiries about membership, association approaching organisations,...
319 1927-03-08 Essay 'The Theatre and the Law," by William Gibbs McAdoo. 26 pages for and against -- mainly against -- censorship, looki...
328 1927-03-05 Press release 'Motion Picture Course Inaugurated by Harvard." Harvard Business School is holding a series of lectures on the film ind...
1398 1927-03-03 Memo Statement regarding the use of motion pictures in the Navy. Films are exhibited on Navy ships and also delivered to sold...
1411 1927-03-03 Correspondence Correspondence regarding the problem (for distributors) of poster "renters" or exchanges. Distributors are losing motion...
316 1927-03-01 Court documents This brief and argument of Vitagraph, which has been denied a permit to show a controversial film, musters all the resou...
332 1927-03-01 Memo Instructions to speakers on the motion picture industry as to the type of material required, especially regarding case s...
382 1927-03-01 Various There has been some insensitivity on Warners part in their relations with the War Department, which recently lent them s...
1407 1927-03-01 Letter and reply Mr Purcell believes Vitaphone infringes his patent, which he calls Realistic Moving Pictures. Hess replies, instructing ...
1413 1927-03-01 Correspondence The beginnings of a discourse on the acquiring of rights in regard to "talking movies." Should they be acquired and incl...
348 1927-02-28 Letter The FTC seeks to clarify the status of the MPPDA in relation to "the inquiry into open price associations."
1402 1927-02-23 Miscellaneous Information concerning the distribution of non-theatrical films following the topic's discussion at the Federal Trade Pr...
1380 1927-02-20 Letter Letter to Hays concerning Famous Players-Lasky's failure to uphold the conditions of a contract with the H. Schoenstadt ...
3238 1927-02-20 Memo Planning for negotiations with Authors League -- aim "to establish and maintain direct and ethical relations with author...
2062 1927-02-19 Correspondence Correspondence relating to musical copyright issues in Canada
307 1927-02-12 Memo 'Bad Title and Advertising "Dynamite.'" A rational plea for a more restrained approach to titles and advertising in vie...
1394 1927-02-08 Proposal A copy of the plan for, and purposes of, the Motion Picture Artists and Film Fans' Federation. Three page document outli...
2055 1927-02-03 Minutes Minutes of three meetings of the organization committee of the Academy, held between February and March 1927
1387 1927-02-02 Statement Statement concerning the first annual report of the Central Casting Bureau. Included a table of figures demonstrating th...
356 1927-02-01 Journal/magazine article 'The Compensatory Function of the Movies," by Harvey C. Lehman and Paul A. Witty, from Journal of Applied Psychology. T...
374 1927-02-01 Correspondence The Protestants find the depiction of the depiction of a Protestant minister in Flesh and the Devil to be offensive. "I...
1385 1927-01-25 Miscellaneous Fair amount of information concerning specific disputes over actors contracts. Included here are Sheridan Ross (and Path...
1379 1927-01-20 Report Notes on the Industrial Relations Program. Major theme is the irregularity of employment within the motion picture indus...
1422 1927-01-15 Correspondence Large amount of correspondence planning the Conference of the Committee of the Theatre Owners Chamber of Commerce in NY....
357 1927-01-07 Report 'Preliminary Report of Psychological Research on Motion Pictures Conducted in Columbia University in 1926." This resear...
2059 1927-01-05 Miscellaneous Documents and articles on arbitration in the motion picture industry
3227 1927-01-05 Pamphlet Pamphlet by Metzger on The Practical Operation of Boards of Arbitration in the Motion Picture Industry.
380 1927-01-01 Miscellaneous A collection of articles by Lamar Trotti. Of special interest are his articles about the use of motion pictures in the ...
1365 1927-01-01 Journal/magazine article "A Study of the Motion Picture Preferences of the Horace Mann High Schools" by Mary Allen Abbott, in the journal Teache...
1421 1927-01-01 Correspondence The MPPDA is inquiring on behalf of the Wolverine Film Co. about a Mr F. Herrick Herrick, formally with Tec-Art Studios...
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