ID Date Type Description Summary
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...
1419 1927-11-10 Speech/address Burt New delivers this speech in favor of removing the tax on motion picture admissions. This tax was originally imposed...
1412 1927-11-11 Miscellaneous Information regarding the proposed new plan for the registration of motion picture titles. This plan is a cooperative ef...
1383 1927-11-12 Memo Memo informing Hays that the United Press are sending out an article entitled "Denies Movies Cause Increase in Crime". I...
383 1927-11-13 Letter Allen protests about the gross political and cultural insensitivity of Across the Pacific in its portrayal of the Philip...
478 1927-11-16 Confidential memo First indication that big trouble is in the offing with the Jewish protest against King of Kings.
1397 1927-11-17 Letter and reply A request for general information about the newly formed Washington Film Council. North replies and includes a copy of t...
377 1927-11-18 Letter Apparently the French Ambassador has been criticizing the industry, and Hays has come to its defence.
2872 1927-11-19 Letter Arranging a meeting between Byrne and Milliken -- presumably to discuss MPPDA membership. Byrne produces films for adver...
359 1927-11-21 Report Report from a delegate (representing Pathe Rural projectors - 17.5mm projectors intended for rural use) to a League of N...
2050 1927-11-22 Memo Listing membership of the committees of each branch of the Academy
338 1927-11-25 Record of meeting Dinner-Meeting of Studio Relations Committee. Douglas Miller, Commercial Attach at Berlin, on opposition to American pi...
367 1927-11-28 Press statement Concerns exhibition of religious motion pictures at Sunday evening church services.
1399 1927-11-28 Miscellaneous Collection of inquiries and concerns concerning the use of music in films and the copyright issues surrounding it. Inclu...
322 1927-12-01 Correspondence The MPTO would like to discover the Ohio Censorship Law to be unconstitutional, but Hess advises them to forget it.
375 1927-12-01 Miscellaneous The American Association for the Advancement of Atheism complains about the treatment of atheists in the movies, giving ...
371 1927-12-02 Letter In Baraboo, Wisconsin, they want shows that will "cater to the general family trade with thorough guarantee against show...
372 1927-12-03 Letter Expressing his approval and admiration of the recently-advertised Don'ts and Be-Carefuls, then objecting to a picture th...
364 1927-12-06 Proposal "Proposed Establishment of Statistical Department of Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, Inc." MPPDA ...
1390 1927-12-07 Letter A copy of letter to all sales managers regarding a meeting to discuss the 1928 budgets for the Film Boards of Trade and ...
1294 1927-12-08 King of Kings protests. After Jewish reaction against King of Kings MPPDA appoints "distinguished committee of Jewish le...
311 1927-12-10 Letter, formula A new, more flexible system for treating controversial source material is being worked out. The new formula allows the ...
337 1927-12-14 Record of meeting Dinner-Meeting of Studio Relations Committee. Concerned with the studios foreign markets. New quota restrictions are no...
467 1927-12-14 Record of meeting Minutes of quarterly meeting of MPPDA Board of Directors. Business includes raising money for the AMPAS; cooperation be...
395 1927-12-15 Memo New Jersey Public Library Commission has reported a large increase in the demand for books due to motion pictures and ra...
3237 1927-12-15 Miscellaneous Memorandum between the Authors' League of America, the Dramatists Guild of the Authors League, the Authors Guild of the ...
1369 1927-12-19 Correspondence Letter to Hays informing him that there have been several complaints against Paramount and Metro in relation to block bo...
1381 1927-12-19 Questionnaire Questionnaire to various studios (Loew's Inc., Famous Players-Lasky, ) and the MPPDA from the Department of Justice. Gen...
3235 1927-12-19 Memo Proposes changes to the Standard Exhibition Contract for negotiations in Chicago in January 1928.
3377 1927-12-19 Questionnaire Questionnaire to various studios (Loew's Inc., Famous Players-Lasky, ) and the MPPDA from the Department of Justice. Con...
480 1927-12-20 Memo Patrick F. Scanlan editor of The Brooklyn Tablet objects to "disrobing" scene in Wings, which prevents him from giving i...
2048 1927-12-21 Letter Reporting activities of the Academy: free-lance actors' contract completed, technicians examining improved methods of li...
3234 1927-12-23 Letter Suggests that it would be better for the negotiations on the Standard Exhibition Contract if there was no representative...
2065 1927-12-27 Resolution A Resolution Setting Forth the Aims and Purposes of the Board of Trade and Commerce of the Motion Picture Industry of th...
2066 1927-12-27 Speech/address Published version of Cohen's address to the Trade Practices conference. Includes copies of Zukor's 1920 pledge about no...
2067 1927-12-27 Press release "Movies to Hold annual Peace Pipe Meetings," issued after Trade Practice conference. Claims that agreement was reached ...
343 1927-12-31 Report Public relations activities of the MPPDA. This is the subject index of a larger report apparently prepared for submissi...
448 1928-01-01 Miscellaneous First National is interested in doing business in South Africa, and wants to find out the financial status of Kinemas Lt...
451 1928-01-01 Report A report on international quota restrictions, etc., country by country. There is a certain amount of confusion about wh...
490 1928-01-01 Essay/manuscript 'Where do Motion Picture Producers Get Their Screen Stories?" Includes some illuminating comments about current narrati...
1415 1928-01-01 Correspondence The New York Theatre Owners Chamber of Commerce is protesting about the change of location of the conference for the sta...
1416 1928-01-01 Correspondence Various suggestions relating to the standard exhibition contract. Coming before the contract committee appointed to stud...
1428 1928-01-01 Statement An undated statement from the Amateur Cinema League regarding the invention "Kodacolor", a color film to be used by amat...
1442 1928-01-01 Miscellaneous Various information regarding a delegation of women from Quebec discussing their reservations about motion pictures to P...
1460 1928-01-01 Correspondence Correspondence between Rosenberg and Hess on the subject of censorship in relation to the constitution. Rosenberg is to ...
1477 1928-01-01 Organisation data A collection of "organisation data" for the proposed Pro Organisation (or Mentors). Not dated or signed. This would be a...
2081 1928-01-01 Statement An undated statement from the Amateur Cinema League announcing that home study courses on film are now available -- the ...
2087 1928-01-01 Journal/magazine article "Shall We Condemn the Movies?" An interview with Hays. No source identified.
406 1928-01-04 Memo This document illustrates the ambitions that the MPPDA cherishes for the Church and Drama Association CDA before their r...
1304 1928-01-04 Letter Harry Warner to Hays, denouncing advertising for Woman of Affairs and a few other companies as well. Hays writes to comp...
1471 1928-01-04 Letter McGee, a friend of Hays, is developing a trackless train idea, like one recently done, that could be used for publicity ...
2094 1928-01-04 Correspondence Attorney William Klein accuses First National of using a portion of a play, "Countess Maritza," in the Colleen Moore pic...
1438 1928-01-05 Record of meeting Transcript of the American Arbitration Association's testimonial luncheon meeting in honor of Charles M. Schwab, the for...
1474 1928-01-05 Correspondence Small amount on the meetings of the general sales managers in 1928. Included is the attendance of each meeting. Also inc...
481 1928-01-10 Letter Judge Watkins of Fulton County Juvenile Court is quoted in the Atlanta Constitution as blaming movies for juvenile crime...
415 1928-01-11 Miscellaneous The English picture Dawn (about Edith Cavell), produced by Wilcox, is offensive to the German government, so the MPPDA h...
1470 1928-01-11 Letter Ferguson has written to MPPDA claiming to have developed a movie camera for color films and wants to know who to contact...
447 1928-01-13 Miscellaneous McCormick responds to newspaper article by Sachs that questioned the extravagance of location shooting in Her Wild Oat, ...
1437 1928-01-14 Correspondence Washington Joint Board of Arbitration seeks the advice of the arbitration association in relation to a case brought by M...
1445 1928-01-17 Letter Cooper informing Milliken of the new film classification system being implemented in parts of Canada. Two classification...
1458 1928-01-17 Correspondence Demonstrations of incandescent lighting by the Technicians Branch of the Academy. These demonstrations are of new techno...
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