ID Date Type Description Summary
2053 1927-05-11 Memo Purposes of the MPPDA listed, along with a description of its general activities - these are notes for Hays' speech at t...
2054 1927-05-11 Press release Announcement of establishment of the Academy -- no date on release. Describes proposed activities and lists membership o...
2074 1927-05-12 Court ruling Judge's opinions in several cases relating to plagiarism and copyright, circulated to the Law Committee
1376 1927-05-14 Record of meeting Meeting of the Toronto Film Board of Trade. Bicycling only issue raised and very briefly. Canada.
1400 1927-05-16 Miscellaneous Information about plans for a super news reel entitled "Keeping Pace with the Advancing Curriculum,"depicting education ...
2052 1927-05-17 Press clipping/s Extracts from press reports on founding of the Academy
2075 1927-05-17 Resolution The AMPP does not support motion picture pageants, and will dissociate itself from one planned in Atlantic City.
1373 1927-05-18 Record of meeting Minutes of the thirty-second meeting of the Maritime Film Board of Trade. Very brief. Main subject is fire regulation...
312 1927-05-19 Letter Information on the system of film classification employed by British censors. Includes the numbers of films recently cla...
346 1927-05-19 Pamphlet 'Is the Trend in Motion Pictures Upward?" Rev. Wm. Sheafe Chase pamphlet on the state of the movies, with his criticis...
3202 1927-05-19 Pamphlet 'Is the Trend in Motion Pictures Upward?" Rev. Wm. Sheafe Chase criticises the industry in general and Hays in particu...
2063 1927-05-20 Correspondence Plans for an agency to deal with bicycling of prints
1375 1927-05-23 Record of meeting Minutes of Montreal Film Board of Trade. Very little information. Only new business reported is fire regulations relatin...
341 1927-05-24 Report of meeting This appears to be the original formulation of the Don'ts and Be-Carefuls. In drawing them up, "the Committee has in mi...
308 1927-05-26 Letter Fatty Arbuckle is to appear in a revival of the play "Baby Mine" which is soon to be brought out as a motion picture. C...
321 1927-05-26 Letter Reasons for film rejections are given in response to an inquiry from Douglas.
336 1927-05-31 Pamphlet Members of the D.A.R. are enjoined to "Raise your Patriotic torch high" in the cause of promoting better films. Already...
310 1927-06-01 Various There is a controversy concerning the film adaptation of The Ruined Lady, which allegedly was blocked by Hays when propo...
384 1927-06-01 Correspondence Universal is trying to get the Department of Labor and Immigration and various Americanization organizations involved, i...
1423 1927-06-04 Correspondence Universal was sent a film containing prize fight footage from their office in Berlin. This film was intercepted by custo...
335 1927-06-06 Correspondence Correspondence relating to the Berne Copyright Convention notes that the U.S. is not member of the Convention and can on...
325 1927-06-08 Letter Steps to be followed in making films available for the Harvard Film Library. Other correspondence on the same theme is ...
1391 1927-06-09 Correspondence Correspondence concerning penalties for violations of the Arbitration rules, Credit Committee Rules, and other regulatio...
1406 1927-06-15 Miscellaneous Platten seeks advice regarding the validity of the membership of the Producers Distributing Corp. since its merger with ...
1405 1927-06-19 Journal/magazine article Extract from Variety announcing an injunction suit to prevent Path Exchange from distributing De Mille and Metropolitan ...
1410 1927-06-19 Report Beatty highlights the problem of studios being accused of plagiarism. The situation is so bad that most producers are r...
300 1927-06-20 Pamphlet Announcing the formation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, AMPAS, its function, organization, membersh...
3228 1927-06-22 Letter and reply Documents on the Casanave Circuit, Cleveland. Hess asked the Cleveland Film Board of Trade for information on the Casana...
1371 1927-06-24 Miscellaneous A large amount of information, mainly correspondence, relating to the formation and organisation of "booking circuits" b...
365 1927-06-29 Resolution A resolution incorporating the Don'ts and Be-Carefuls is now officially adopted by the MPPDA. A similar resolution (als...
376 1927-06-29 Letter Herron informs Castle of German propaganda films relevant to the issue of the German-Polish frontier. Castle already kn...
1392 1927-06-29 Miscellaneous Various information regarding new zoning plans for the exhibition of first run films in St Louis, Seattle, Portland, Oma...
3180 1927-06-29 Resolution Copy of MPPDA Resolution establishing the "Don'ts and Be Carefuls."
3230 1927-06-29 Correspondence Documents on the Coston Booking Circuit in Chicago. Books about 100 theatres, in which Coston has an interest in about h...
3229 1927-06-30 Correspondence Documents on the Cooperative Booking Circuit in Detroit, sponsored by the Kunsky organisation, booking for 40 of the imp...
317 1927-07-01 Journal/magazine article 'The Wowsers Tackle the Movies," by James R. Quirk.provides biographical information on Chase, Crafts, Upshaw, and menti...
324 1927-07-01 Letter & committee report Report of the Committee on the Selection of Films, Harvard University. About 12 pictures are to be selected from curren...
344 1927-07-01 Correspondence Hays seeks comment from studio representatives on the action for a 10% pay cut. They reply at length, giving their own ...
347 1927-07-01 Court ruling Court ruling against Famous Players-Lasky (FPL), ordering it to cease and desist its block-booking activities. It inclu...
1372 1927-07-05 Letter Letter regarding press article from Liberty dated 07-02-1927 entitled "Extra! Extra! Why The Girls Who Leave Home Are So...
358 1927-07-06 Report 'The Frequency of Movie Attendance and its Relation to Certain Social and Economic Facts." The average attendance is ov...
2057 1927-07-06 Press release Description of the Academy and its branches.
1403 1927-07-09 Court proceedings Copy of the findings and order of the Federal Trade Commission against Famous Players-Lasky, Realart Pictures and variou...
1389 1927-07-13 Miscellaneous Various correspondence, attendance lists and rough minutes of the Association's law committee. All in relation to the es...
302 1927-07-14 Record of meeting Conference between producers and directors, under AMPAS sponsorship on "economics in motion picture production." The me...
361 1927-07-14 Report of committee Report submitted to the International Economic Conference -- by the Commerce Committee: "Import and Export Prohibition...
303 1927-07-15 Record of meeting Meeting between producers and writers at AMPAS conference, discussing production economy: seems to be partly a matter of...
304 1927-07-18 Record of meeting Meeting between producers and actors at AMPAS conference, discussing production economy. The actors use the opportunity...
305 1927-07-19 Record of meeting Meeting between producers and technicians at AMPAS conference, discussing production economy. A distinction is drawn be...
464 1927-07-19 Letter AMPAS economy meetings with actors. Beetson: "The result I gleaned from the conference was that the freelance actor, es...
1384 1927-07-19 Correspondence A file concerning the influence of motion pictures on college towns involving the MPPDA and Princeton University. Includ...
360 1927-07-20 Letter and enclosure/s Excerpt from final report of the Trade Barriers Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce, Geneva 1927: "Treatm...
306 1927-07-22 Record of meeting Second meeting between producers and directors at AMPAS conference. Proceedings are getting progressively more acrimoni...
1420 1927-07-26 Letter Beatty informing Silverman that an advertisement displayed in a recent issue of Variety claiming that the El Brendel pro...
1424 1927-07-27 Miscellaneous Large amount of general information about the use of educational films in schools and the place of non-theatrical films ...
396 1927-07-31 Miscellaneous Large volume of material on two Caddo pictures, The Mating Call (about KKK) and The Racket. Hughes very reluctant to ag...
1370 1927-08-01 Journal/magazine article Extract copied from Child Welfare Magazine, September 1927, discussing block-booking. Desire is to have appropriate mate...
1378 1927-08-01 Letter and enclosure/s Concerns an enclosed letter from Rachel Smith (Famous Players Studio School). Sent to Trotti because the letter is so po...
1366 1927-08-04 Report "Problems of Scientific Motion Picture Production". Discusses the problems arising from the dual aspects of the industry...
2047 1927-08-15 Letter and enclosure/s Reporting activities of the Academy, and enclosing bulletins
3231 1927-08-16 Correspondence Documents on Theatrical Utilities Service, based in Buffalo, NY. Hess responds to a request for information about an art...
2061 1927-08-19 Letter and enclosure/s Routine letter sending copies of resolutions passed prior to Chadwick Productions joining the MPPDA
340 1927-08-22 Record of meeting Minutes of a meeting of the Stage and Screen Committee, another group dedicated to a clean stage and a clean screen. To...
2064 1927-08-31 Journal/magazine article "The Morals of the Movies," from Hollywood Magazine. Defends the movies from common charges of immoral influence.
315 1927-09-01 Journal/magazine article 'What Price Censorship," by Clement Todd, with further material by Robert Edwards, Henry Harrison and others. Heavy amm...
3226 1927-09-01 Article Settling It Out of Court, System, the Magazine for Business, September 1926. Article by Hays on Arbitration in the moti...
345 1927-09-06 Letter This informs Andrews of a resolution of the Federated Church Brotherhoods of California, to the effect that the stage an...
3232 1927-09-06 Letter Information about an international friendship exchange of dolls organized by the Federal Council of Churches -- suggeste...
2049 1927-09-16 Memo Listing membership of the committees of each branch of the Academy
1367 1927-09-28 Correspondence The Murine Company's advertisements for a refreshing, eye-cleaning product claim "MOVIES frequently strain Eyes, use Mur...
352 1927-10-01 Press release Claims that the Federal Trade Commission conference has been a success and that similar meetings will be held annually. ...
353 1927-10-01 Record of meeting There are several sets of minutes from meetings of the group of public representatives who organized themselves into a c...
368 1927-10-01 Miscellaneous File relating to the sex-hygiene movie The Naked Truth. Includes an article in The Medical Journal and Record that supp...
379 1927-10-01 Miscellaneous Producers are anxious to arrive at a system of Inter-American Trademark Registration to reduce their vulnerability to pi...
1418 1927-10-01 Press extracts Several extracts reporting the proposed reintroduction of "blue laws" in Connecticut. All against the idea and a couple ...
354 1927-10-05 Letter and enclosure/s "Suggested agenda to the Motion Picture Trade Conference which have public relations Interest." A revealing document su...
349 1927-10-10 Record of conference Transcript of Trade Practice Conference on Fair Methods of Competition. Myers hopes to concentrate on public accountabi...
350 1927-10-10 Pamphlet 'Federal Trade Practice Conference for the Motion Picture Industry." Summary of the business of the conference, includi...
351 1927-10-10 Speech/address Apparently a speech to a gathering of newspaper editors regarding the industrys attitude to the proceedings of the Feder...
2060 1927-10-10 Miscellaneous Typescripts of series of articles on "The Best Cared For Children in America," on children in the motion picture industr...
2068 1927-10-10 Speech/address Remarks by Will H. Hays at Trade Practices Conference. Includes a list of member companies of the MPPDA and a summary o...
2069 1927-10-10 Resolution Resolutions governing the Formula to prevent the prevalent type of books and plays becoming the prevalent type of pictur...
2070 1927-10-10 Resolution Trade practice resolutions on fire prevention
2071 1927-10-10 Petition Petition to the Federal Trade Commission to institute proceedings against the MPPDA, the major companies, Film Boards of...
369 1927-10-13 Correspondence There is a large volume of material relating to King of Kings. On the one hand, Christian organizations are convinced t...
675 1927-10-15 Pamphlet Rule 21 of the Code of the Motion Picture Industry Don'ts and Be Carefuls adopted as Rule 21 at the FTC trade practice c...
355 1927-10-17 Miscellaneous Several documents relating to international quotas and trade restrictions. Includes a copy of the British Cinematograph...
2077 1927-10-17 Resolution/s MPPDA resolution and other notices observing the death of Sam Warner.
2072 1927-10-18 Memo List of senior industry personnel attending a meeting -- purpose not given.
339 1927-10-19 Record of meeting C.F. Borcosque, Vice-Consul from Chile, on Latin American attitudes towards Hollywood pictures -- tries to educate fil...
1401 1927-10-22 Letter United Artists want to know how the National Motion Picture League obtained and reviewed a copy of their yet to be relea...
2079 1927-10-24 Letter and enclosure/s Hays sends Warner clippings about Vitaphone
370 1927-10-27 Proposal 'Pro Propaganda and Organization Data." proposes the formation of a body of influential and concerned citizens, as a com...
309 1927-10-28 Letter Exchange of letters. Brecher points out to Hays that regardless of any agreement reached at the Trade Practice Conferenc...
373 1927-11-01 Correspondence A controversy in Farmington, Maine, is raising the spectre of local censorship. When the local clergyman railed from th...
381 1927-11-01 Correspondence The Argentine Ambassador has taken exception to a title in The Magic Flame referring to "Argentines, Levantines and Libe...
1278 1927-11-01 Letters and report Modification to system of title registration. Planned changes in the machinery to register titles and subject matter --...
1395 1927-11-02 Proposal A proposal entitled "Suggested Program for the Permanent Funding of the Motion Picture Relief Fund" submitted by A. C. M...
2073 1927-11-03 Memo Samuel Johnson quote: "I am a great friend of public amusements, for they keep people from vice."
3203 1927-11-04 Letter and reply Flannery asks for Hess's corrections to typographical or other errors in the transcript of the Trade Practice Conferenc...
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