ID Date Type Description Summary
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...
2765 1936-09-29 Press release Resolution acknowledging the sorrow and loss felt by the association by the death of Irving Thalberg.
2760 1936-09-29 Press release Two new members of the MPPDA -- Sam Goldwyn, Inc. and Pioneer Pictures, Inc.
2738 1936-09-29 Press release Samuel Goldwyn, Inc. has become a member of the MPPDA -- Goldwyn will be the company's representative.
2781 1936-09-28 Telegram Arranging for time for Board of Directors to discuss Samuel Goldwyn Productions' application for Class A membership to t...
1137 1936-09-28 Bulletin/circular Appropriation of motion picture talent by radio; problems posed by double-features; down with chain theatres
3120 1936-09-25 Memo Routine correspondence.
2782 1936-09-25 Letter Sending Samuel Goldwyn an application form for Class A membership to the MPPDA.
3123 1936-09-22 Memo Routine correspondence.
2777 1936-09-14 Memo Allied States Association is starting a slush fund for lobbying and legal costs -- demanding changes to the current trad...
2776 1936-09-14 Memo Palfreyman wants to discuss trade practices issues at the meeting of the Board of Directors (23 September 1936): score c...
2766 1936-09-14 Press release Irving Thalberg has died.
2793 1936-09-12 Press clipping Investigations into the Paramount reorganization will be reported soon to determine if a further investigation is necess...
2791 1936-09-09 Letter Paramount's various companies have merged together under the name Paramount Pictures, Inc. All MPPDA memberships regard...
2767 1936-08-31 Photograph/s Photographs of MGM's travelling studio.
1147 1936-08-31 Memo Memo for Breen outlining the issues relating to film titles for the PCA, and the PCA's jurisdiction over titles. Note t...
2792 1936-08-22 Press clipping Paramount has an injunction against Paramount Movie Photos, Inc. due to the use of the name Paramount.
2806 1936-08-21 Letter Lists the films rejected by the PCA New York office during 1936, with reasons for rejection: Undercover Men (gangster fi...
3124 1936-08-17 Memo Routine correspondence.
3119 1936-08-12 Memo Routine correspondence.
2744 1936-08-11 Press clipping The National Archives developing film preservation processes -- film to be kept for historical study.
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