ID Date Type Description Summary
2881 1937-04-07 Memo The Production Code should not be used to further the circulation of films made for advertising purposes.
2867 1937-04-03 Press release Hays has been re-elected as President of the MPPDA.
3139 1937-04-02 Court notice US District Court, Southern District of New York, Receiver's notice of the sale of the assets of DW Griffith Inc., pursu...
2847 1937-03-31 Letter, report Regarding the advisory committee on motion pictures in education -- includes preliminary proposal of the work of the com...
2474 1937-03-30 Letter Hess wants Moriarity to return documents loaned on 23 October 1935. Includes handwritten list of documents lent to Moria...
2853 1937-03-27 Letter Double feature showing of Lloyd's of London and Winner Take All -- Butler found Winner Take All to be very offensive.
2892 1937-03-23 Letter Sending RKO a form letter to officially inform MPPDA of the merger of the subsidiary corporations with RKO Radio Picture...
2854 1937-03-22 Letter Block booking is not responsible for the screening of double features.
2880 1937-03-19 Resolution/s Resolutions adopted by the MPTOA at their Miami convention. block booking, designated play dates, prestige pictures (con...
2878 1937-03-19 Resolution/s Resolutions adopted by the MPTOA at their Miami convention - block booking, designated play dates, prestige pictures (co...
2855 1937-03-19 Letter Opposing double features -- argues that block booking is responsible for the need for double features. She also claims t...
2893 1937-03-18 Memo With the merging of subsidiaries and RKO, Hays wants to arrange for Leo Spitz to represent the company as member and dir...
2873 1937-03-18 Telegram Grand National keen to become a member of the MPPDA.
2874 1937-03-17 Telegram Grand National keen to become a member of the MPPDA. It will be discussed at the upcoming meeting.
2838 1937-03-17 Memo Memo regarding the candid camera situation -- currently there is an agreement that studios have control over the images ...
2948 1937-03-16 Letter Congratulatory letter to Warner Bros. for having very few references to liquor or drinking in their recent films.
3147 1937-03-11 Memo Routine correspondence.
2890 1937-03-11 Letter If sufficient changes are made to the MGM film Manhattan Melodrama, it can be submitted and approved by the PCA -- it se...
2887 1937-03-09 Letter All scenes depicting U.S. currency must be deleted from films -- including news reels.
2888 1937-03-04 Letter Depictions of U.S. currency are against the law -- does this apply to news reels? The answer Hess gives is yes. Breen s...
3370 1937-03-01 Press statement Publicly releasing letter from Al Lichtman, Vice-President, MGM Pictures, clarifying MGM's acceptance of MPTOA trade pra...
2856 1937-02-24 Letter Double feature screening of The Stowaway (with Shirley Temple) and At The Opera (Charlie Chan film) -- young boy was fri...
3135 1937-02-17 Memo Routine correspondence.
3371 1937-02-15 Letter MPTOA strongly opposes Neely and Pettengill Bills.
2843 1937-02-10 Petition Petition for relief from "contracts, combinations, conspiracies and monopolies in the motion picture industry" to the Un...
3372 1937-02-09 Bulletin/circular Trade Practice proposals.
3373 1937-02-03 Report Press Summary - transcriptions from press reports. Breen has ordered deletion of all scenes of excessive or unnecessary...
2869 1937-01-31 Correspondence Small file on the sound rights to "Baby Mine". MGM.
3153 1937-01-28 Memo Routine correspondence.
1167 1937-01-28 Letter Restrictions on kidnapping are to be officially interpreted as meaning "abduction, or illegal detention, in modern times...
3151 1937-01-26 Memo Routine correspondence.
2842 1937-01-26 Memo Calling for an informal inquiry into members of Allied States obtaining liability insurance from foreign companies -- in...
1170 1937-01-25 Miscellaneous The Pennsylvania censor board has been asked by the state Liquor Control Board to eliminate all drinking in pictures, an...
3179 1937-01-22 Memo Returning Milliken documents on development of the Production Code prior to 1927 and modifications to the Resolution for...
3146 1937-01-22 Memo Routine correspondence.
3138 1937-01-22 Memo Routine correspondence.
1124 1937-01-18 Letter The use of the word "dame" in titles is eliminated, because it is "an industry liability." Columbia wants to use it in a...
3145 1937-01-15 Memo Routine correspondence.
1171 1937-01-15 Press clipping A profile of the new chairman of the Pennsylvania censor board, Mrs. A. Mitchell Palmer.
3143 1937-01-11 Memo Routine correspondence.
3148 1937-01-07 Memo Routine correspondence.
2875 1937-01-06 Memo Walter Wagner Productions, Inc. has become a member of the MPPDA.
2889 1937-01-05 Correspondence The DeWendel family, French munition makers, do not want any references made to them in any films depicting armament or ...
2961 1937-01-04 Letter Concerning clearance and runs -- what is the exact situation in regards to length of clearance between first and second ...
2891 1937-01-04 File Information regarding the adoption of the Progressive Education Association Agreement between PEA and motion picture com...
2879 1937-01-01 Club documents An organisation chart of the MPTOA, according to revised Constitution adopted at their 1932 convention.
2870 1937-01-01 Letter Regarding the title "Court House Square" -- MGM was in negotiations to buy the book of that name then bought a book with...
1172 1937-01-01 Memo Listing of motion pictures having World War I as a background, 1925-1933. Includes company, date and single-sentence su...
2801 1936-12-31 Memo Copy of the nameless, dateless memo outlining the Dos and Don'ts of crime pictures. Referred to as the eight point memo ...
2713 1936-12-31 Memo Summary of recommendations of Moyne committee in Britain -- deals with British films. Recommendations of quotas, etc.
1154 1936-12-31 Letter Hays has just returned from a visit to the Pope and Mussolini. The advertising managers are concerned about details of a...
3366 1936-12-30 Letters Levy has written a paper on the Federal Social Security Act and how it will affect exhibitors.
2796 1936-12-24 Letter Sending Hess copies of the form letters that will be sent to member and non-member companies respectively when a PCA cer...
2735 1936-12-24 Details of an accord between America and Italy regarding the exporting of American films to Italy. Foreign. This is the ...
1271 1936-12-24 Letter The Federated Church Brotherhoods of California is tired of waiting for the improvements promised by the Code. Milliken...
3185 1936-12-23 Memo Summary of significant modifications of the Production Code between 1930 and 1934.
3131 1936-12-23 Memo Routine correspondence.
1168 1936-12-23 Memo Summary of the development of the Production Code prior to the Trade Practice Conference of 1927.
2739 1936-12-22 Letter Regarding the process of obtaining films from member companies for the National Archives. Film preservation.
2799 1936-12-18 Letter Hays is concerned there may be a development of jokes concerning the abdication of King Edward VIII -- Breen assures him...
3118 1936-12-17 Memo Routine correspondence.
2740 1936-12-17 Letter Arranging for a meeting with Hays to discuss obtaining films from member companies for the National Archives. Film prese...
2797 1936-12-16 Memo Sending Hess copies of the form letters that will be sent to member and non-member companies respectively when a PCA cer...
2800 1936-12-14 Letter Hays is concerned there may be a development of jokes concerning the abdication of King Edward VIII. The fear is offensi...
1145 1936-12-14 Letter Hays is concerned there may be a development of jokes concerning the abdication of King Edward VIII. The importance of a...
3121 1936-12-12 Memo Routine correspondence.
2741 1936-12-11 Letter Outlining the process of the film library in the National Archives. There is already a collection of films given by gove...
2798 1936-12-08 Memo Regarding the form letter sent to member and non-member companies when a PCA certificate of approval is assigned.
2714 1936-12-04 Letter Lists the approved and rejected press books of reissues. All exchanges have been notified that objectionable material mu...
2830 1936-11-19 Telegram Asking about libeling the dead in biographical films -- are there cases of legal action against studios?
2829 1936-11-19 Letter, telegram Informing RKO about legal position of libeling the dead in biographical films.
3116 1936-11-16 Memo Routine correspondence.
2828 1936-11-11 Correspondence RCA Manufacturing Company, Inc. is the successor corporation of RCA Photophone, Inc. Small amount of correspondence incl...
2736 1936-11-11 Report A summary of various press reports relevant to the industry. Includes item on Japanese censorship; Gold Seal Production...
2737 1936-11-09 Memo Otto Peters (his company is Gold Seal Productions) will be making shorts with amateurs -- planning to expand into featur...
2831 1936-11-08 Report Information about the work of the Will Rogers Memorial Commission.
2723 1936-11-06 Letter Advising Kent regarding a resolution passed by the MPTO of Maryland on double features. Demands that exhibitors be relie...
2790 1936-11-05 Correspondence Regarding a theatre in Indianapolis connected to a circuit for Paramount-Fox pictures.
2724 1936-11-05 Letter Acknowledging the receipt of the resolution passed by the MPTO of Maryland relating to double features.
2770 1936-11-04 Memo Independent exhibitors in Iowa are beginning to work together and lobby for reforms to exhibition contracts and tax laws...
2826 1936-11-02 Memo, press summary Don Craig has written an article for the Washington DC News that criticizes the work of the PCA on the grounds that it w...
2743 1936-11-02 Report Report on the National Bureau of Standards project investigating preservation of records on motion picture film. Outline...
2742 1936-11-02 Letter Sending a copy of the report given to the Society of Motion Picture Engineers on film preservation. See report 11-1202.
2711 1936-11-01 Report Parliamentary report of a committee appointed by the Board of Trade, London. Dealing with the dominance of Hollywood, t...
2832 1936-10-31 Letter Outlines the fund-raising drives held by the Will Rogers Memorial Commission.
2803 1936-10-31 Correspondence Quigley has accused John Maxwell (Associated British Pictures Association) of attacking the PCA and asking the British p...
2725 1936-10-30 Resolution Resolution on double features in Maryland -- no longer obligated to exhibited low grade films designed solely to be seco...
2722 1936-10-30 Speech/address "Censorship in Ohio." Speech given to the Ohio Motion Picture Council convention -- outlines censorship in Ohio -- Reich...
2771 1936-10-22 Memo Exhibitors in Philadelphia have voiced an internal interest in working out local conciliation within their organisation ...
2802 1936-10-21 Letter Sending out a copy of the Production Code, resolution for uniform interpretation, the memo on crime pictures and the res...
1153 1936-10-19 Press summary Complaint that the current Code enforcement is keeping reissues and revivals from the screen. Breen and Boettiger asser...
2772 1936-10-16 Memo Outlines a discussion with MGM -- attempting to change the exhibition contract to ease trade relations between distribut...
2805 1936-10-07 Letter Asking that the PCA is advised of all changes to titles of features and shorts that have been assigned a PCA certificate...
2804 1936-10-07 Letter Asking that the PCA is advised of all changes to titles of features and shorts that have been assigned a PCA certificate...
2773 1936-10-07 Memo Regarding trade practice regulation -- the current proposed bills to divorce exhibition from production. Primary issues ...
2774 1936-10-06 Press clipping Decision pending in the MPTOA's proposed plan for trade relations between distributors and exhibitors.
1146 1936-10-06 Memo An explanation of the PCA policy on Compensating Moral ValuesMemo on what the PCA refers to as compensating moral values...
2769 1936-10-02 Letter Educational Studios, Inc. has resigned from the MPPDA -- no longer producing in Hollywood.
2775 1936-09-30 Memo Memo on proposed changes to distributor/exhibitor trade practices -- score charge, conciliation boards, appeal boards, b...
2768 1936-09-30 Memo Re MPPDA membership -- Samuel Goldwyn and Pioneer Pictures have become members, Pickford-Lasky Productions resigned from...
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