ID Date Type Description Summary
2056 1927-01-01 Letter Describes a meeting at Mayer's house to discuss the creation of the Academy -- lists those present, and includes list of...
2058 1927-01-01 Memos Proposals for the Academy, its organisation, and what it might do. No date, but obviously prepared for early discussions...
2076 1927-01-01 Correspondence, memos, minutes Documents relating to the Standard Exhibition Contract or Uniform Exhibition Contract, covering 1927
3268 1927-01-01 Typescript List of possible Academy members prepared during planning of the Academy.
1351 1926-12-31 Report "Report for the Year of the Conservation Activities of the Hays Organisation" by Hickman Price. Concerns the MPPDA's eff...
1417 1926-12-28 Correspondence Very large collection of information relating to the amendment of the standard exhibition contract. Letters from Hess to...
273 1926-12-16 Letter The judge has been quoted in the press as opposing the "unrestrained youthful patronage of motion picture shows," (clipp...
267 1926-12-03 Letter Hays is on the Committee of the Church and Drama Association, and Andrews writes to him for approval of some minor busin...
268 1926-12-03 Press releases These are two different press releases about the formation of the Church and Drama Association: one for Protestant paper...
265 1926-12-01 Correspondence & memos Much of this large group of documents concerns the status of international copyright legislation, involving both movies ...
298 1926-12-01 Journal/magazine article "What are Motion Pictures Doing for Industry," by Julius Klein (Director of U.S. Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce...
274 1926-11-22 Letter The judge has been quoted in the press as saying that motion pictures contribute to juvenile delinquency. Here Hays res...
258 1926-11-19 Various A Chicago company called Famous Names is selling endorsements of products by movie stars. It promises that it can furni...
260 1926-11-15 Letter Perepelkin's continued interest in the screening of movies on immigrant ships is encouraged. "Human cargo on a great ad...
1414 1926-11-06 Miscellaneous Various discussions about the industry's selling season and new suggestions for greater profit. Two principal suggestion...
2041 1926-11-02 Miscellaneous Correspondence , statements, draft agreements and articles, including statistics, on the development of arbitration in t...
259 1926-11-01 Press release The motion picture is now being used to teach Americanization to immigrant passengers in the steerage of trans-Atlantic ...
283 1926-11-01 Correspondence & resolution Explanation of the Chicago Church Federation's resolution regretting and rebuking motion picture mockeries against Prote...
2360 1926-11-01 Journal/magazine article The work of the National Board of Review. Outlines the role and aims of the NBR. Copy of article published in the Annals...
362 1926-10-30 Miscellaneous There is a large amount of detailed material relating to plans to produce medical and surgical instructional films. A s...
1607 1926-10-29 Speech/address Transcript of a speech delivered by Will Hays to the American College of Surgeons at the beginning of the surgical films...
1300 1926-10-02 Miscellaneous There is concern about Joe Schenck's plans to adapt a Broadway play, A Woman Disputed. Reports are made of the play, of ...
285 1926-10-01 Record McKenzie interviewed Mr Jean A. LeRoy about his historic film holdings (1895-1906). They are listed here.
2045 1926-09-27 Letters Complaint from Golden State Theatre Circuit to Pettijohn about Warner Bros. representing their contract as being a Unifo...
1288 1926-09-25 Report Report on the question of international copyright -- important in relation to the issue of authors' rights. 'Opinion Ex...
2042 1926-09-25 Correspondence Documents on an MPPDA-led campaign to eliminate bicycling of prints, supported by distributors
296 1926-09-22 Letter This, and a follow-up letter written the following day, express concern about the admission of Russian films to the U.S.
3271 1926-09-13 Letter The Department of Justice after an 18 months investigation of the Film Boards of Trade issued a statement that the Arbit...
295 1926-09-01 Report This is a summary of the eliminations required in Potemkin for showing in New York. They include most of the most class...
272 1926-08-26 Miscellaneous The Greater Movie Season is a repeat of a similar exercise tried in 1925. It is made up of a series of promotional gimm...
3273 1926-08-26 Memo The practices and agreements criticized by the Department of Justice are those which may prevent an exhibitor who has fa...
3274 1926-08-26 Press release As a result of complaints received from owners of motion picture theatres the Department has conducted an extensive inve...
3275 1926-08-26 Memo Amended Rules and Regulations for Boards of Arbitration, August 1926
3272 1926-08-25 Statement Film Boards of Trade: Following complaints received from owners of moving picture theatres, the Department of Justice ha...
1359 1926-08-23 Correspondence Various letters from the American Navy thanking the MPPDA for its commitment to educating the public on the work underta...
294 1926-08-18 Letter 'I think I have things pretty well lined up regarding the film The Death Battalion by Gloria Swanson, as I had a long ta...
286 1926-08-06 Memo The Patents Office is going to dispose of all old models of patents in Washington. Gentile is anxious to acquire all ea...
293 1926-08-04 Letter Castle acknowledges recent letters from Herron concerning the Soviet film situation, and expresses the opinion that Coff...
287 1926-08-01 Clipping "Before the Motion Picture Came: A Chronological Record of the Experiments and Inventions Dating Back Nearly a Century W...
291 1926-07-28 Letter Concern that Zamkovoy is negotiating with U.A. to make Russian propaganda pictures in the U.S., particularly The Death B...
3276 1926-07-21 Letter and report Letter enclosing memo on Special Agent Martins (DoJ) report of 01-16-1926 on Cincinnati FBT. Martin spent two weeks in ...
292 1926-07-19 Letter Castle asks Coffin about Potemkin, which he saw with Fairbanks and Pickford ('Doug and Mary'). Coffin recognizes the po...
3277 1926-07-19 Memo Report on investigation into Film Boards of Trade: "As I am convinced that no satisfactory evidence of oppression or har...
290 1926-07-16 Letter Films available from Sovkino in the U.S., including a synopsis of The Wedding of the Bear.
1361 1926-07-15 Correspondence Correspondence regarding the formation of a committee on patents. Includes a report on patent matters.
281 1926-07-14 Memo Apparently a summary of Hays Office activities under the purview of Milliken, incorporating Joy memo (02-2026 - 02-2032)...
1360 1926-06-29 Miscellaneous Pierre Artigue, patent owner of a "glass shot process" (painting scenery onto a shadowgraph screen), is suing Famous Pla...
289 1926-06-28 Letter Not only is Potemkin already available in the U.S., but Mr Zamkovoy of Sovkino is trying to get Bolshevik shots into all...
280 1926-06-26 Memo A useful summary of the Public Relations Department's activities, current and projected. (Note especially the plans for ...
288 1926-06-24 Letter Castle is is Chief of Western European Division, Department of State. He is concerned about reports that Armored Cruise...
1355 1926-06-18 Letter AMPP calling for the introduction of "the same term in all studios for the same class of work and that so far as possibl...
830 1926-06-14 Letter Early correspondence about King of Kings and Andrews' willingness to co-operate under conditions spelled out in the lett...
854 1926-06-14 Letter George Reid Andrews makes his proposition to Hays concerning his own role in the production of King of Kings (10% of the...
3279 1926-05-26 Memo Memo replying to Mr. Lotts memorandum (to Colonel Donovan of DoJ dated 09-24-1925, and dealing with the two Kentucky cas...
1352 1926-05-21 Miscellaneous Information regarding the proposal for a new Archives Building in Washington, including a facility for storing motion p...
1358 1926-05-20 Correspondence Various correspondence regarding the Music Tax License and the problems of taxable and non-taxable music sheets for exhi...
1363 1926-05-19 Memo Information regarding the Palmer Photoplay Corporation, now operating as the Palmer Institute of Authorship. The Nationa...
1356 1926-05-16 Newspaper article Clipping from "The Film Daily" entitled "Scientific Casting" promoting the new casting bureau and the Motion Picture Ind...
270 1926-05-12 Memo and report Andrews submits a detailed draft proposal for the Church and Drama Association to Joy and others of the Public Relations...
261 1926-05-01 Correspondence & resolution The L.A. District Board, California Federation of Women's-Clubs, informs Hays that they have passed a resolution opposin...
262 1926-05-01 Letter to editor Extract from Pollock's letter to the Daily News, N.Y.C. In part, "Censorship, here and in England, never kept genuine i...
275 1926-05-01 Poem This poem, by James J. Montague, makes fun of the tendency to blame movies and jazz for the restless behaviour of the yo...
3278 1926-04-26 Memo Hess and Grosvenor memo on conference with Thompson of DoJ. Difference of opinion relates to one paragraph (Paragraph 3...
269 1926-04-08 Letter and report The Federal Council of Churches Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America (FCCCA) has appointed a Sub-Committee o...
271 1926-03-03 Record of speech Hays gave this speech at a dinner given by the Federal Council of Churches at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. It was the eve...
2043 1926-02-27 Press release "Comprehensive survey of public taste furnished in analysis of de Mille Contest." Outcomes of a contest by de Mille and ...
284 1926-02-26 Letter Canavan informs Hays of a resolution taken by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Pictur...
1368 1926-02-18 Memo Beetson keeping Hays informed about the plans for independent producers on the West Coast forming a new association. Inc...
297 1926-02-16 Essays/articles/speeches This is a large volume of articles by Lamar Trotti on various pro-movie topics: Books and Films; identification with sta...
1350 1926-02-16 Miscellaneous The Regional Distributors Association has applied for, and been granted, membership to the MPPDA. Association concerned ...
1362 1926-02-16 Various The Eastman Kodak Company is starting a two year experiment in making motion pictures more available to schools througho...
276 1926-02-15 Press statement Court statistics show that juvenile delinquency is decreasing despite the popular impression. The statement draws a con...
282 1926-02-10 Speech Ramsaye provides a history of the industry, emphasising that the Motion Picture Patents Company was run by Gentiles, and...
299 1926-02-10 Letter Zierler's case provides a good example of a small independent exhibitor shut out of the industry through lack of access ...
3225 1926-02-10 Pamphlet Pamphlet announcing the Fourth National Motion Picture Conference.
264 1926-02-09 Pamphlet "Dr. Newell Dwight Hillis on Censorship," published by the MPPDA. Dr. Hillis is a clergyman and author.
266 1926-02-02 Correspondence & memos This is a large volume of material relating to the Film Boards of Trade: business relations, arbitration, anti-trust qu...
279 1926-01-31 Correspondence & report Chicago National Motion Picture Conference, hostile to the industry, voted to underwrite a psychological study of motion...
1353 1926-01-31 Report "Report on the Health and Working Conditions in the Motion Picture Industry in Hollywood" by Dr Lee K. Frankel. Discusse...
1364 1926-01-21 Letter Weeks is informing Hays of the proposed new tax currently being discussed in the Virginia General Assembly. It is a ten ...
277 1926-01-16 Draft of letter Joy quotes the professional opinions of Dr George W. Kirchwey and Dr Sanger Brown that movies do not cause crime; on the...
278 1926-01-16 Report "Opinions of a Few Prominent People that Motion Pictures Do Not Cause Juvenile Delinquency." These include prison and c...
257 1926-01-07 Memo Examples of both "good" and "bad" advertising.
1354 1926-01-01 Pamphlet "Helping the "Extra" in Movies" promotes the new Central Casting Bureau which opened in January.
2044 1926-01-01 Correspondence, contracts, memos Documents on the Standard Exhibition Contract or Uniform Exhibition contract, between distributors, exhibitors and MPPDA...
2038 1925-12-15 Letter Submitting a copy of the Rules of Film Boards of Trade for the establishment of Credit Committees
2036 1925-12-08 Memo membership of law committee
1349 1925-12-03 Letters Large number of replies to letters sent by Hays asking various institutions: what the motion picture means to your insti...
1338 1925-12-01 Miscellaneous Various correspondence regarding legal advice on the judgment in the Paramore vs. Sennett copyright case. Relates to the...
235 1925-11-27 Miscellaneous Documents relating to the establishment and promotion of the Central Casting Corporation, partly designed to stem the ti...
2046 1925-11-12 Court ruling Documents relating to a case between author Paramore and Mack Sennett Corporation, over the use of the title "Yukon Jake...
255 1925-10-22 Articles/essays Tract after tract about the enlightening power of motion pictures, by Lamar Trotti. Includes "The Attitude of the Church...
245 1925-10-05 Memo Red Seal Picture Corp., makers of Inkwell cartoons, wants to join the MPPDA. Smith is against it because they are too s...
1336 1925-09-08 Miscellaneous Greater Movie Season Celebration. Various press releases relating to a national essay writing contest, "What The Motion ...
1347 1925-08-24 Correspondence Various correspondence between the MPTO in Minneapolis and Pettijohn and Hess relating to the Uniform Exhibition Contrac...
239 1925-08-11 Letter Woll is upset that motion picture printing is often not produced in union shops, and does not carry the Allied Printing ...
3211 1925-07-15 Letter, contract Walker has reviewed and rewritten Equity's proposed "weekly motion picture contract" for actors. Contract is attached.
3216 1925-07-13 Letter Letter endorsing Greater Movie Season: "Such a movement to emphasize the desirability of worthy motion pictures will be ...
1328 1925-07-08 Record of meeting Copyright legislation. Meeting of the subcommittee elected to redraft the Perkins Bill. Meeting an attempt to determine ...
1339 1925-07-03 Miscellaneous Various correspondence involving the Connecticut Tax Law Case. Included here is a large number of the court documents.Do...
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