ID Date Type Description Summary
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...
1338 1925-12-01 Miscellaneous Various correspondence regarding legal advice on the judgment in the Paramore vs. Sennett copyright case. Relates to the...
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...
2036 1925-12-08 Memo membership of law committee
2038 1925-12-15 Letter Submitting a copy of the Rules of Film Boards of Trade for the establishment of Credit Committees
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...
257 1926-01-07 Memo Examples of both "good" and "bad" advertising.
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
264 1926-02-09 Pamphlet "Dr. Newell Dwight Hillis on Censorship," published by the MPPDA. Dr. Hillis is a clergyman and author.
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.
276 1926-02-15 Press statement Court statistics show that juvenile delinquency is decreasing despite the popular impression. The statement draws a con...
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...
1368 1926-02-18 Memo Beetson keeping Hays informed about the plans for independent producers on the West Coast forming a new association. Inc...
284 1926-02-26 Letter Canavan informs Hays of a resolution taken by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and Moving Pictur...
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 ...
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...
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...
3278 1926-04-26 Memo Hess and Grosvenor memo on conference with Thompson of DoJ. Difference of opinion relates to one paragraph (Paragraph 3...
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...
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