ID Date Type Description Summary
109 1923-11-20 Record of meeting Mr. Friend of Distinctive Pictures talks to the Committee on Public Relations
110 1923-11-24 Record of meeting Distinctive Pictures: Friend to Joy "a surprising thing. The people, represented in our membership, although theoretical...
39 1923-11-27 Letter Notification of British National Film League resolution concerning copyright policy.
111 1923-11-27 Report 26 of 30 Film Boards of Trade (FBT) report better films committees in their areaReports from the Film Boards of Trade se...
34 1923-12-01 Miscellaneous A listing of Joy's activities as Executive Secretary, December 1923 -- November 1924. Constitutes summary of numbers o...
112 1923-12-01 Resume Music and films. Mr Zuro talks about the relationship between music and motion pictures, especially filmed operas. 6 fil...
113 1923-12-08 Resume At the Committee meeting the question of block booking was raised. Members were assured that it was dying out. "Recentl...
154 1923-12-10 Letter Mrs Wright recommends action to get certain movies banned. (Letter from Beetson to Hays, 03-17-1924, indicates Mrs King...
114 1923-12-15 Resume Progress report on plans for New England better films committee. Mr Donaldson has toured Massachusetts on behalf of the ...
263 1923-12-31 Pamphlet 'The Growth of the Censorship Idea," an anti-censorship tract by George Haven Putnam, published by the American Rights L...
197 1924-01-01 Pamphlet This introduces the Motion Picture Chamber of Commerce of America -- Non-Theatrical Incorporated, lists its aims and mem...
220 1924-01-04 Letter This is a complaint about the habitual movie portrayal of telephone operators as a "novel reading gum chewer or flapper....
183 1924-01-05 Report of activities Activities of the office of the Executive Secretary of the Public Relations Committee, week by week, in 1924.
182 1924-01-09 Report/s Reports of Public Relations Committee meetings throughout 1924.
140 1924-01-21 Letter Apparently Russell has sought the opinions of editors on motion picture advertising. Marshall's letter deplores scandal...
206 1924-01-23 Contract The MPTOA Standard Contract, and their Code of Ethics. Cohen's letter describes progress in negotiations with MPPDA over...
3262 1924-01-25 Memo Censor BoardsUseful statement showing the various censor boards and the branches controlling the territories over which ...
166 1924-01-29 Articles of Incorporation Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws of the AMPP." . . . the purposes for which said corporation is formed are not for ...
188 1924-02-01 Correspondence Ethel Dorrance Smith sold rights to her novel Damned to Universal when Hays was promising that "the prevalent kind of bo...
3221 1924-02-11 Letter Requesting that he send a message to his Hollywood office endorsing the resolutions taken at the first AMPP meeting.
165 1924-02-13 Record of meeting Main business, beyond new appointments and resignations, concerns action to be taken against motion picture taxes - ta...
223 1924-02-17 Correspondence Exhibitors and distributors are negotiating some modifications to the Uniform Contract. There are some worries about th...
208 1924-02-21 Memo Platten reports on the use of motion pictures on trans-oceanic and coastal passenger steamers, quoting extensively from ...
164 1924-02-26 Telegram Concerns initiation of MPPDA assessment of literary material. Resolved that each member of this organization instruct i...
184 1924-03-01 Report of activities Numerical summary of letters and literature mailed, conferences held, and pictures reviewed by the Executive Secretary o...
219 1924-03-03 Letter Dr Millar is the General Secretary of the New York Federation of Churches. Like Mr Wells, he complains of the denigrati...
155 1924-03-17 Letter Beetson informs Hays that 'So far I have succeeded in keeping Mrs. Wright off any of the important committees of the Fed...
192 1924-04-01 Correspondence Italian industrialist Filoteo Alberini has invented the Panoramic Moving Picture Camera which extends the visual field o...
153 1924-04-23 Letter This is a synopsis of the trouble that the AMPP has been having with Mrs Wright and the Animal Defense League. It conta...
141 1924-05-01 Correspondence The Municipal Art Society of New York is objecting to offensive billboard and rooftop advertising. Most of the studios ...
187 1924-05-12 Memo Smith and studio representatives discuss the stance they will adopt at a hearing of a Copyright Bill scheduled for 05-15...
158 1924-05-15 Pamphlet Titled "What the Exhibitor Members of the Joint Arbitration Board Think of the Board of Arbitration." A Public Relation...
163 1924-05-15 Resolution AMPP Resolution on the patriotic duty of the movies to display the flag.
191 1924-05-21 Memo An early demonstration of synchronous sound.Demonstration of the Phonofilm, in which synchronous music accompanies the ...
196 1924-05-22 Memo Metro Corporation have combined with Goldwyn Pictures Corporation, creating the Metro-Goldwyn Distributing Corporation.
137 1924-06-01 Miscellaneous This concerns a furore over an advertisement for "Daughters of Today," which mentions Leopold and Loeb. In corresponden...
138 1924-06-01 Correspondence A problem and furore created by dubious advertising. James M. Fidler sent a telegram on behalf of Wallace MacDonald to ...
139 1924-06-01 Correspondence Michael and Ben Fitzer, of the Rivoli Theatre, Syracuse, N.Y., have come up with a system of using phonograph records to...
159 1924-06-01 Report Schedule of publicity to be given to the motion picture industry's achievements in the field of arbitration. Various in...
199 1924-06-16 Memo Summary of business discussed at MPPDA Members' Meeting of 06-16-1924 for use at the Directors Meeting of 06-19-1924. B...
136 1924-06-24 Letter 'I am enclosing herewith copies of "Manhandled" advertisements with changes suggested by you in every instance." The ad...
218 1924-07-01 Letter Hertz mildly protests about the use of Yellow Cabs by movie criminals. Hays requests Albert Warner and the AMPP to avoi...
203 1924-07-02 Letter Includes a copy of the resolution taken at the MPPDA Board of Directors meeting of 06-19-1924, "covering the matter of t...
152 1924-07-03 Letter Beetson suggests mounting an attack on the business practices of the Animal Defense League in response to attacks by the...
201 1924-07-18 Letter The members of the MPPDA Law Committee, appointed by Hays, are listed. Rogers is the chairman. Letters notifying commi...
162 1924-07-21 Resolution/s AMPP adopts resolutions supporting the aims of the MPPDA, especially to "prevent the prevalent type of book and play fro...
143 1924-07-23 Bulletin/circular This is an attempt to encourage cooperation with the MPPDA in the matter of self-restraint and public relations, to stav...
161 1924-07-26 Letter Concerns Californian visit by Hays. Beetson is enthusiastic about the effect of Hays' speech before the Wampas Club. (...
3207 1924-07-29 Resolution Resolution passed by West Coast Theatres pledging support to "establish and maintain the highest possible moral and arti...
3220 1924-07-30 Newspaper article Report of Hays speech to WAMPAS.
151 1924-08-04 Letter The Christian Science Monitor (06-12-1924) contained a version of Beetsons report exonerating the motion picture industr...
222 1924-08-11 Letter Crandall complains of the practice of releasing big-budget features in legitimate theatres rather than cinemas, and char...
224 1924-08-13 Telegram The Wampas Club endorses the resolutions of the MPPDA and the AMPP relative to salacious material. The resolutions in f...
225 1924-08-13 Advertising/publicity Presumably this is the kind of advertising that the Wampas are resolving not to issue. Extracts include: "A CHILD BORN ...
3208 1924-08-13 Telegram Wampas have passed resolution endorsing MPPDA Resolution on the Formula.
3224 1924-08-14 Minutes Minutes of a special meeting of the Executive Committee of the MPPDA Board -- dealt with application for membership by R...
160 1924-08-18 Memo Record of AMPP meeting. Election of next Executive: Joe Schenck (President), Roach & Ince (Vice Presidents), and Beetson...
193 1924-08-18 Correspondence Lasky wants to make Madame Sans Gene using many French locations, as well as a mostly French cast (the leading character...
146 1924-08-19 Memo Smith suggests using the influence of the Presbyterian Church to publicize a favourable editorial in the Los Angeles Tim...
217 1924-08-23 Letter Wells complains that Protestant ministers are frequently held up to ridicule in the movies, whereas Catholics and Jews a...
145 1924-09-01 Report A record of the circulation of the AMPP resolutions concerning advertising principles. Several different form letters a...
167 1924-09-01 Correspondence Censorship trouble over Vitagraph's Between Friends. The New York censors passed it on condition that certain eliminati...
170 1924-09-01 Memos Herron, Hess and Smith spent an objectionable night at the movies with Father Kelly and friend, watching Between Friends...
3209 1924-09-03 Memo Memo summarises newspaper article of views of M.C. Levee on the effect the Formula will have on fiction.
200 1924-09-09 Memo Notices of MPPDA Board meetings, June to September 1924
194 1924-09-10 Record of meeting Reports of Meetings of Publicity Managers, August-December 1924. Includes discussion of withdrawing financial support fr...
144 1924-09-17 Letter Resolutions concerning advertising principles (not included here), passed at a Californian AMPP meeting, are being sent ...
168 1924-09-24 Letter McMahon suggests three specific additional eliminations that would make Between Friends tolerable from the Catholic poin...
169 1924-09-25 Letter Smith agrees at once to recall all prints of Between Friends and make the cuts suggested by McMahon. (Later -- 10-10-...
207 1924-09-26 Report Detailed report describing the activities of the U.S. Navy Motion Picture Exchange, including its method of circulating ...
213 1924-09-27 Report This is a 42 page survey on the Use of Motion Pictures in Teaching, possibly commissioned by Eastman Kodak. It demonstr...
156 1924-10-01 Press clipping/s Articles concerning the example shown by Hays' initiatives in the motion picture industry, in demonstrating the advantag...
186 1924-10-01 Correspondence Various letters concerning the rights to film the play Wildfire. Swarts is buying the rights from T. Hays Hunter and wa...
190 1924-10-01 Correspondence Mr Vidavar has invented a Film Inspection Machine which is being promoted by the Film Inspection Machine Co., Inc. Zuko...
157 1924-10-03 Memo Reports the establishment of a Joint Arbitration Board at a "neutral location" in New York City.
149 1924-10-07 Letter Donaldson is in charge of MPPDA "institutional advertising." The Board has passed a resolution that each member should ...
135 1924-10-08 Memo Restrictions upon advertising, and admonition not to release information on costs, wages and receipts.
179 1924-10-09 Memo Outlines the necessity of providing special programmes for children, since it is unreasonable "to judge all motion pictu...
202 1924-10-25 Letter Includes a copy of the resolution taken at the MPPDA Board of Directors meeting of 10-23-1924, which recognizes that "re...
171 1924-10-28 Resolution AMPP Resolution to cooperate with L.A. Child Welfare Department, and to donate "school rooms, etc."
209 1924-11-01 Correspondence Mrs Margaretta Reeve, National President of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers, resigns from the Public Relat...
214 1924-11-01 Correspondence The National Billiard Association and branches, claiming to represent over FOUR MILLION BILLIARD PLAYERS in America, obj...
178 1924-11-06 Memo Suggestions for a small dramatic leader to introduce all the children's matinee programmes. In one suggestion, Hays him...
195 1924-11-06 Record of meeting Reports of Scenario Editors' Meetings, November-December 1924
211 1924-11-10 Letter Scanlon complains about motion pictures being run "according to the caprice, cupidity or standards of half a dozen peopl...
216 1924-11-14 Memo Suggestions for specific cuts and alterations that Film Box Office (FBO) should make in Life's Greatest Game in order to...
142 1924-11-17 Letter This is a letter from the Cinematograph Exhibitors Association of Great Britain and Ireland, informing the the MPPDA of ...
221 1924-11-21 Letter Lawhead regrets the action of his publicity men in perpetrating a bomb hoax, and reports that that they "were placed in ...
210 1924-11-26 Correspondence Rev. Charles Scanlon is director of the Department of Moral Welfare, Board of Christian Education, Presbyterian Church. ...
212 1924-11-26 Memo Platten comes up with a strategy for dealing with Rev. Scanlon, involving his Dean Lathrop, the representative of all t...
181 1924-11-30 Letter Mrs Bennett is President of the Citizens League of Maryland for Better Motion Pictures. She lists 32 salacious film tit...
147 1924-12-01 Correspondence Memos from Ward Wooldridge, McKenzie, Smith and Platten concerning the development of a suitable emblem and trademark. ...
150 1924-12-01 Correspondence The American Animal Defense League (AADL) has been waging a propaganda campaign, including billboard announcements, alle...
177 1924-12-01 Report of activities 44 whole children's matinee programmes are listed, giving the titles, stars, releasing company, and number of reels. NO ...
185 1924-12-01 Miscellaneous Documentation relating to copyright, including a 1924 legislative proposal for extending the rights of the author, and a...
134 1924-12-02 Letter Donaldson advises White to emphasize the entertainment value of EFC Educational films when writing his ads, rather than ...
175 1924-12-03 Memo An account of the review of the children's matinee programmes by members of the Committee on Public Relations. Details ...
148 1924-12-04 Memo Amongst the trademark correspondence are a series of summaries of advertisements or possible articles by an independent ...
189 1924-12-04 Letter Mr. Clark, a projectionist at Grenada Opera House, has invented a new improved Film Waxing Machine. (Hays expresses his...
174 1924-12-09 Letter The children's matinee programmes are to be given a trial run in Atlanta, where there will be a Ministers Conference in ...
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