ID Date Type Description Summary
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 ...
176 1924-12-11 Memo The annual MPPDA budget for the children's matinees.
3222 1924-12-11 Memo Keogh has arranged for prints of the FP-L pictures that Woolridge has requested to be delivered to him. Letter details ...
173 1924-12-12 Letter Details of how the logistics and financial arrangements will operate when the children's matinee programmes are introduc...
172 1924-12-22 Letter Details of MPPDA scheme to distribute children's matinee programmes, of 7-8 reels of varied material from member compani...
180 1924-12-29 Letter Mrs Gibbs is Vice President of The Citizens League of Maryland for Better Motion Pictures. Her letter is explicitly ant...
3223 1924-12-29 Pamphlet The Motion Picture Situation and the Need for Federal Regulation of the Film Industry
205 1924-12-30 Letter Concerning the split of the Motion Picture Relief Fund of America, Inc. from the Actors' Fund. According to an enclosed...
133 1924-12-31 Memo Concerns the need to discourage offensive advertising, titles and themes, after complaint received from L.A. Better Busi...
1329 1924-12-31 Plan The Railway Express Film Transport Company Incorporated's plan for centralized physical distribution of motion pictures ...
1330 1924-12-31 Articles of agreement The Railway Express Film Transport Company Incorporated's uniform contract for the physical distribution of motion pictu...
1331 1924-12-31 Report Detroit survey on centralized physical distribution. Includes estimated savings in relation to both the films and the ad...
242 1925-01-01 Record of meeting Minutes of the Winter meeting of the Public Relations Committee, giving a general overview of its achievements since its...
250 1925-01-01 Various Scanlon's National Motion Picture Conference: main problem Mrs Snow former Ohio censor, whose attack on Hays received wi...
1322 1925-01-01 Pamphlet Entitled "Constructive Steps Taken by the Motion Picture Industry", the AMPP of California outlines its motion picture r...
1348 1925-01-01 Plan Entitled, "An Experiment in the Use of Motion Pictures in the Churches", this is a five page plan proposing to use motio...
2040 1925-01-01 Correspondence Documents relating to the agreement of a Uniform Exhibition contract, and arbitration procedures between distributors an...
3255 1925-01-01 Statement "CENSORSHIP A MENACE TO DEMOCRACY" -- WALSH"... So long as there are general laws (it they are not ample or broad enough...
215 1925-01-14 Memo Suggestions for specific cuts and alterations, including retakes that Famous Players-Lasky (FPL) should make in Manhatt...
226 1925-01-14 Pamphlet "The Motion Picture Situation and the Need for Federal Regulation of the Film Industry." It argues in favor of censorsh...
1343 1925-01-14 Correspondence Various letters awarding Class A Membership of the MPPDA to several different companies. Included are responses from the...
243 1925-01-15 Report Report of the sub-committee of Foreign Managers.
1342 1925-01-15 Letter Letter regarding foreign managers meeting held on 01-15-1925. Includes a copy of the memo read out during the meeting an...
229 1925-01-17 Report This is a Foreword only, noting that in 1922 the Departments of Religious Education and Social Service were requested to...
238 1925-01-21 Contract Draft of a proposed contract between distributors and a common agent, to be known as the Agency Contract. The accompany...
2078 1925-01-24 Memo Use of troops in moving picture films
1324 1925-01-27 Miscellaneous Various information concerning the Saturday Morning Movie. Includes correspondence within industry, outline of aims, pr...
1345 1925-01-28 Letter Copy of a letter sent to every member of the MPPDA concerning the resignation of Vitagraph from the association. Include...
3217 1925-02-01 Memo Notes of subjects for discussion relating to actors' contracts: "See Christie contract paragraph 12, reference 'unfavora...
1323 1925-02-12 Press release Annual meeting of AMPP. Schenck re-elected as president. Ensuring Los Angeles remains the greatest area of productivity ...
2035 1925-02-13 Letter Opinion on actors' contracts -- legality of a penalty that might be imposed on a member company breaching the associatio...
3210 1925-02-13 Letter Asking for copies of companies' contract with actors
3261 1925-02-14 Report Summary of current censorship situation and argument against censorship (possibly authored by Lamar Trotti.
244 1925-02-24 Record of meeting Synopsis of matters discussed at Foreign Managers meeting.
1327 1925-02-27 Letter MPPDA collecting statistics regarding how much studios have paid authors for their stories over the last five years. Dat...
1326 1925-02-28 Memo Regarding the Perkins Bill before the Committee on Patents. The bill could not be agreed upon and no action will be curr...
236 1925-03-01 Miscellaneous Documents relating to "unenforceability of contract for personal services against employee after five years," and enforc...
254 1925-03-01 Correspondence This concerns the registration of trademarks for international distribution following the Pan-American Trademark Convent...
1325 1925-03-01 Correspondence Author William B. Laub objects to the use of the title "Lady of the Night" by Metro-Goldwyn. He claims it is the title o...
252 1925-03-07 Letter This is an objection to the portrayal of suicides by inhalation of gas, since the Gas Association is trying to discourag...
3258 1925-03-08 Speech/address THE ATTITUDE OF THE CHRISTIAN TOWARD MOTION PICTURES.An address delivered by Reverend C. L. Collins, D. D., in the First...
2037 1925-03-12 Correspondence Correspondence relating to Alabama attempt to tax the transit of films within the state.
249 1925-03-14 Memo Explanation of the National Motion Picture League, which originated at Columbia University in 1916. It reviews pictures ...
237 1925-03-18 Questionnaire The State Labor Commissioner is surveying the motion picture industry, and requires information on the employment of ext...
3266 1925-03-19 Record of meeting Transcript of Meeting of Committee on Public Relations, March 19, 1925.
241 1925-03-21 Memo Major Wooldridge report on the Saturday morning movie for boys and girls.
3263 1925-03-21 Memo Useful 4-part report on the activities of the Executive Office of the Committee on Public Relations over the last year. ...
3264 1925-03-21 Report of committee Final Report of the Organization Committee of the Committee on Public Relations. proposes the establishment of a Depart...
251 1925-03-23 Pamphlets The "Open Door" is the catchphrase of the new Public Relations Department, and is also the title of its pamphlet invitin...
1334 1925-03-23 FTC report Report regarding complaint against several distributors for unfair methods of competition under the Act of 1914. Complai...
1357 1925-03-23 Legal document/s Complaint and Findings concerning the controversy over the films "The Three Musketeers" starring Douglas Fairbanks and t...
3265 1925-03-26 Resolution Resolution passed by the Committee on Public Relations, January 26, 1925, commending the MPPDA and its works in 1924.
3215 1925-04-15 Letter Summary of current activities and request for each company to develop materials for the Greater Movie Season, and to enc...
3214 1925-04-21 Record of meeting Minutes of publicity managers meeting
234 1925-04-22 Memo Establishment of non-profit placement bureau for extras. Beetson asks, among other points: "Do you feel that the general...
227 1925-04-24 Miscellaneous Documents relating to censorship, some apparently drawn from Pettijohn's file. They include both pro and anti-censorshi...
247 1925-04-27 Memo Joy lays out the various functions and responsibilities of the new Public Relations Department, as he sees them. Includ...
3213 1925-04-28 Record of meeting Minutes of publicity managers meeting
1341 1925-05-04 Letter Letter regarding a case Grosvenor was working on (Fur Dressers and Fur Dyers Association). They won the case, the judge ...
3212 1925-05-05 Record of meeting Minutes of publicity managers meeting
1332 1925-05-12 Memo Pettijohn calling for the creation of an Exhibitors' Department within the MPPDA. He thinks that Burt New should handle ...
2033 1925-05-12 Record of meeting Minutes of publicity managers meeting
2034 1925-05-12 Telegram Opinion on actors' contracts -- number of rest days permitted
240 1925-05-15 Letter 'Last week I went through the entire train on two different occasions trying to locate you and your partner. As I was u...
1335 1925-05-29 FTC complaint Complaint against various companies involved in the ownership or leasing of motion picture theaters in California, charg...
228 1925-06-01 Correspondence J.W. Cleveland, Department of Justice, wants info on Uniform Contract and relationship between MPPDA and Film Boards of ...
246 1925-06-01 Correspondence E.L. Chase is forming a new company for the promotion of motion pictures, and wants to affiliate with the MPPDA. Variou...
1346 1925-06-01 Correspondence Various correspondence between the MPTOA and Hess relating to Fox's failure to comply with an arbitrator's judgment agai...
2039 1925-06-01 Contract Agreement between MPPDA and Theater Owners Chamber of Commerce, seeking to resolve conflicts between distributors and ex...
253 1925-06-02 Letter Weyers complains about the representation of the Hudson's Bay Company in movies, and cites an unspecified case where a L...
1333 1925-06-05 Memo New suggests the creation of a Exhibitors' Relations department within the MPPDA in order to improve the relationship be...
233 1925-06-09 Memo Beetson is trying to work out how to make a case to the Labor Commission that the employment of female extras should be ...
232 1925-06-13 Memo It is currently illegal to employ women extras or wardrobe women for more than eight hours per day. Beetson is negotiat...
231 1925-06-15 Letter Frank Gilmore of Actors' Equity has been taking a tough line over actors' rights, accusing Hays of indifference, and has...
1344 1925-06-15 Memo Memo to Hays from Hess regarding the process involved in allowing the public, as individuals, to become members of the M...
256 1925-06-16 Memo Harry Warner announces that Vitagraph, now under Warners' control, has rejoined the MPPDA after its much-publicized depa...
230 1925-06-19 Letter Morgan inquires about labor regulations pertaining to children in response to a request by the German government, which ...
1321 1925-06-19 Resolution Resolution adopted by the AMPP of California regarding its opposition to so-called tours around the United States by mot...
1337 1925-07-01 Bulletin/circular The MPPDA is giving ten feature stories by "nationally-famous authors" written specifically for the purpose of promoting...
1339 1925-07-03 Miscellaneous Various correspondence involving the Connecticut Tax Law Case. Included here is a large number of the court documents.Do...
1340 1925-07-03 Contract Copy of a Fox Film Corporation Specials Contract.
1328 1925-07-08 Record of meeting Copyright legislation. Meeting of the subcommittee elected to redraft the Perkins Bill. Meeting an attempt to determine ...
3216 1925-07-13 Letter Letter endorsing Greater Movie Season: "Such a movement to emphasize the desirability of worthy motion pictures will be ...
3211 1925-07-15 Letter, contract Walker has reviewed and rewritten Equity's proposed "weekly motion picture contract" for actors. Contract is attached.
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 ...
1347 1925-08-24 Correspondence Various correspondence between the MPTO in Minneapolis and Pettijohn and Hess relating to the Uniform Exhibition Contrac...
1336 1925-09-08 Miscellaneous Greater Movie Season Celebration. Various press releases relating to a national essay writing contest, "What The Motion ...
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...
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...
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...
235 1925-11-27 Miscellaneous Documents relating to the establishment and promotion of the Central Casting Corporation, partly designed to stem the ti...
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