ID Date Type Description Summary
411 1928-06-25 Various The industry has found a friend in Dr Carleton Simon, a psychiatrist for the New York Police Department and a writer and...
424 1928-06-25 Letter and reply Companies are being advised of specific violations they have made of the Don'ts and Be-Carefuls. Warners is reprimanded...
425 1928-06-25 Correspondence The various companies are informed of specific transgressions of the Don'ts and Be-Carefuls by their pictures.
1289 1928-06-25 Speech/address Crime and the Motion Picture. Dr. Simon suggests that movies teach people "lessons of proper human behaviour," but also...
460 1928-06-26 Miscellaneous Documents on influence of the screen include comments on the influence on overseas trade, and the enlightening effects o...
479 1928-06-26 Letter The Navy has made a couple of complaints about the depiction of uniformed personnel which the writer recognizes as spuri...
1297 1928-06-26 Letter
442 1928-06-28 Statement Statement (by Trotti?) critical of the actions of the Pennsylvania Board of Censors in assuming the right to censor spok...
499 1928-07-01 Law suit West Coast Theatres and the major distributors are charged by the Department of Justice under the Sherman Act with a con...
1455 1928-07-02 Miscellaneous Various information regarding Eastman Teaching Films including a lengthy press release announcing its formation and its ...
1480 1928-07-04 Miscellaneous Large amount on the proposed changes to the uniform exhibition contract in order for it to cover both silent and sound m...
484 1928-07-06 Excerpt from Film Daily Joe Schenck comments on the prospects of sound pictures, especially in the international market.
1472 1928-07-08 Miscellaneous Small collection on actor's Equity. Includes information about, and a copy of, the new uniform contract between contract...
2085 1928-07-14 Letter Reporting appointment of AMPP Board. Henry King elected as the director's representative.
1296 1928-07-17 Memo Evidence of the extent to which the MPPDA took trouble over individual crime incidents in which someone alleged the infl...
1481 1928-07-19 Various Large file on the Minneapolis tax assessment situation involving all of the large film companies, FBT and the exchanges....
431 1928-07-26 Correspondence Various crime pictures have been criticized in Houston. The MPPDA points out that the same films have been recommended ...
440 1928-08-01 Correspondence This relates to the presentation of the Hoover Acceptance Speech (Fox Movietone) to the board of censors in Columbus, Oh...
438 1928-08-03 Miscellaneous A meeting is called between General Sales Managers, General Counsel, and representatives of news-reel divisions, concern...
475 1928-08-07 Various David O. Selznick directed a film partly set in Princeton with full cooperation and approval of college authorities. Whe...
402 1928-08-08 Press clipping/s "Talkies Cite Free Speech in War on Censor." Article from The New York Telegram. There is also a smaller clipping, "Ta...
1287 1928-08-08 Press clipping/s Press clippings on Joy's trips round censor boards include the claim that Joy's work saved the studios $3.5m in producti...
476 1928-08-13 Letter Joy warns Selznick of potential censorship hazards in Varsity. Joy argues that some drinking scenes will be cut because ...
437 1928-08-14 Statement 'Statement in Regard to Licensing by Pennsylvania Board of Censors of Film Entitled "Hoover's Acceptance Speech." The F...
487 1928-08-15 Letter Tiffany-Stahl has produced a picture dealing in part with the life of the Grand Duchess Anastasia, and she has retained ...
462 1928-08-18 Pamphlet Harold E. Jones has conducted a large-scale motion picture attendance study, concentrating on Berkeley school children. ...
3243 1928-08-18 Journal/magazine article Harold E. Jones has conducted a large-scale motion picture attendance study, concentrating on Berkeley school children. ...
389 1928-08-21 Record of meeting Minutes of a meeting at MGM between Leroy Scott, C.B. DeMille, Lasky, Thalberg and Edwin J. Loeb. The point was to sort...
2099 1928-08-21 Letter Television licences have been granted to several companies and individuals, including RCA and Westinghouse. "Inasmuch as...
1485 1928-08-22 Correspondence Apparently the movie magazine Screen Secrets has "gone red again" after six months attempting "to be good". WAMPAS is ac...
2098 1928-08-27 Memos, press release Documents relating to the incorporation of the Motion Picture Radio Communications Corporation, established, according t...
439 1928-08-28 Letter This letter was sent to all MPPDA members. Hays is attempting to orchestrate the response of the industry to sound cens...
441 1928-08-30 Letter Thomas points out that the expensive court actions taken by Warners over the question of sound censorship are designed t...
1292 1928-08-31 Letter Letter from Hampel of Milwaukee Motion Picture Commission 08-31-1928 protesting the number of crime films: "The Commissi...
1299 1928-08-31 Report Standard Trade and Securities Service review of the motion picture industry. 'Theatres, Motion Pictures and Amusements,"...
2080 1928-08-31 Letter and enclosure/s Wilstach requests a copy of the Board Resolution on including the MPPDA name in advertising. Resolution is attached.
1447 1928-09-01 Press clipping/s Press clipping from Church Management entitled "When King of Kings Came to Our Town". Very positive description of the f...
469 1928-09-05 Confidential memo Minutes of conference of studio representatives and MPPDA officials (listed) re meeting of MPTOA to be held in Toronto i...
2092 1928-09-10 Letter Hays reply -- a standard letter -- to Hampel of Milwaukee Motion Picture Commission 31 August 1928 protesting the number...
3236 1928-09-10 Memo Arbitrator's interpretation of the Minimum Basic Agreement between the Dramatists Guild of the Authors League and the pr...
410 1928-09-11 Letter This is an excellent summary of the present international copyright situation. It makes reference to an extensive repor...
3241 1928-09-11 Letter Extensive report by Charles Campbell Jr, who attended a recent Rome conference which was held to revise the Berne Conven...
3269 1928-09-12 Memo Memo - from Pettijohn or Woodhull? - records the charge made by Colonel H. A. Cole that the MPTOA had sold out to the p...
457 1928-09-19 Report 'A Survey of Motion Pictures as Related to the General Federation of Women's Clubs." The Women's Clubs are mobilizing a...
489 1928-09-21 Miscellaneous More examples of Trotti's prodigious output. Subjects include censorship, the effects of motion pictures on children, i...
423 1928-09-24 Letter There is concern about violation of the Don'ts and Be-Carefuls by non-member companies, as these are damaging the genera...
1431 1928-09-29 Record of meeting Minutes of the first meeting of the Arbitration Exchange committee. Generally just establishing the purposes and intent ...
1432 1928-09-29 Correspondence Relating to the selection of the three arbitrators for a case between Harry Mestayer and Paul Streger. Process as follow...
405 1928-10-01 Correspondence Long, increasingly acrimonious exchange between Milliken and George Reid Andrews of Church and Drama Association. Both ...
629 1928-10-01 Journal/magazine article 'Children and the Moving Pictures: As Seen from the Box-Office." Reflects concern about the effects of motion pictures ...
1461 1928-10-01 Correspondence Small group of letters and memos regarding the exhibition of unacceptable motion pictures and the need to clamp down on ...
1454 1928-10-02 Correspondence Eastman Teaching Films is developing an international series of medical films for educational purposes. The MPPDA is hel...
1444 1928-10-04 Correspondence Relates to the issue of provincial censorship in Canada. Canadian association is debating whether to question the consti...
1466 1928-10-06 Memo A memo concerning Edwin McDougall with the instruction for it to be placed in his file. These previous documents are fou...
449 1928-10-08 Various A Gotham production called Companionate Marriage is capitalizing on controversy generated by a book of the same name by ...
468 1928-10-11 Memo Re payment of expenses by the MPPDA in the case of law suits and court cases representing a common interest.
1430 1928-10-16 Correspondence Various correspondence relating to the Oklahoma Standard Arbitration Bill. Very little specific information about the bi...
3270 1928-10-17 Typescript Resolutions at MPTOA Toronto Conference, 17 October 1928, declaring that the good name of the motion picture industry is...
2088 1928-10-19 Court ruling Judicial opinion on a case concerning the legitimacy of the Memphis Board of Censors requiring cuts in King of Kings.
436 1928-10-20 Memo Initial responses of various state censorship boards to the introduction of sound. Hess is anxious to find a test case ...
3299 1928-10-21 Letter Arranging meeting at which the MPPDA members will come to a final position, indicating that it has been rather difficul...
412 1928-10-22 Letter It has been proposed that crime motion pictures be banned in Louisville. In a detailed letter, Milliken brings Wolz's a...
463 1928-10-22 Various The International Federation of Catholic Alumnae unanimously endorses the work of the IFCA Motion Picture Bureau in its ...
407 1928-10-24 Form letter This is a follow-up to a communication capitalizing on the Atheism issue. Milliken most earnestly invites the clergymen...
474 1928-10-24 Memo Paramount keeps denying that it has any intention of making Fata Morgana; it certainly has not "been through the formula...
432 1928-10-25 Memo The Detroit Police Department have their own list of Don'ts which apply to theatrical performances.
1295 1928-10-25 Report Certain Factors and Considerations Affecting the European Market, reporting on the activities of Col. Lowery during his ...
1446 1928-10-25 Letter With sound pictures comprised of shorter reels, questions being asked regarding censorship fees. Paramount wants to know...
492 1928-10-27 Memo A brief assessment of Melody of Love, a "war love story," and Universal's first 100% All Talkie. "Carl Laemmle in a tit...
1291 1928-10-28 Correspondence Joy and Wilstach correspondence, October 28: Wilstach wants to know why a Syracuse paper should have suggested the MPPDA...
422 1928-10-29 Memo Milliken points out that despite Joy's efforts (which have achieved a good deal of success) censor cuts are still being ...
2155 1928-10-31 Memo correspondence relating to a planned screening programme at the Roerich Museum, and a quote from Einstein on the signifi...
435 1928-11-01 Report 'Analysis of the New York Censorship Report for Period of November 01-15, 1928." Gives numbers of eliminations made in ...
1451 1928-11-01 Speech/address Copy of a speech (delivered where is unknown) entitled "Evolution of Motion Pictures" given to or on behalf of the Natio...
414 1928-11-02 Memo The writer quotes an article from The Hominy News (Oklahoma), "Ban On Crime Movies Asked," in which a banking executive ...
1459 1928-11-06 Miscellaneous Collection about the motion picture "The Eighth Art", a film produced in close connection with the association. It is a ...
491 1928-11-07 Speech/address 'The Future of Motion Pictures." Explanation, apparently to an assembly of women, of the processes of consultation and s...
473 1928-11-08 Paramount newsletter 'Device Records Grins, Chuckles of Theatregoer." The Harold-Lloyd Corp. graphically records (manually) the responses of...
458 1928-11-12 Press release Hays and the Women's Clubs are promoting a film on women's achievements in public life, called Rising Woman.
404 1928-11-13 Speech/address 'Children and the Movies." Address delivered at 29th N.Y. State Conference on Social Work, 13-15 November 1928, by the ...
1478 1928-11-19 Miscellaneous File on proposed changes to the motion picture selling season and the differing opinions on the subject. Debate rages th...
450 1928-11-20 Letter & enclosure 'The foreign situation continues, of course, to challenge our earnest thought. This is not lessened any by the projecti...
398 1928-11-23 Memo Wilson suggests closer personal relations between Studio Relations personnel and the various censor boards (except Penns...
399 1928-11-23 Memo 'Suggestions for Set-Up of Studio Relations Department." The department is to collect, classify, analyze, and dissemina...
1443 1928-11-23 Correspondence Cooper inquiring about the use of sound news reels in Britain and how this could possibly affect Canada. By rule of the ...
443 1928-11-26 Letter and reply Virginia censorship officials request the submission of sound scripts pending the outcome of a test case. Nate Sauber o...
444 1928-11-27 Resolution/s The Resolutions and Findings of the Sixth National Motion Picture Conference in Washington D.C., which this year show a ...
430 1928-11-28 Letter E.S. Gregg, Export Manager of Electrical Research Products, Inc., ERPI wants to know what percentage of foreign movie in...
446 1928-11-28 Letter An example of the kind of dissatisfaction produced by the present exhibition contract. This exhibitor finds himself stu...
445 1928-11-30 Memo Wilkinson has organized a coordinated walk-out, in support of the industry, of representatives of respected societies (D...
386 1928-12-01 Miscellaneous Several documents relate to Abram Myers move to Allied States.
456 1928-12-01 Journal/magazine article 'Proposed Motion Picture Program Outlined," in the General Federation News of the General Federation of Women's Clubs.
1285 1928-12-01 Correspondence Exchange of letters between Hays and Brookhart on arbitration. Brookhart is introducing a bill to bring the motion pictu...
1426 1928-12-01 Statement/s Two statements concerning the affiliation of Hollywood Magazine with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science. Thi...
413 1928-12-03 Memo 'Overplay of Sex and Crime Suggested in Editorial Criticisms." collection of newspaper material objecting to crime and ...
461 1928-12-05 Memo DeBra on "Life and Death in Sing Sing," by Warden Lawes containing an accusation that movies and the press stimulate cri...
1476 1928-12-06 Letter Beetson updating Hays on the current patent situation which relates to composite motion pictures, particularly the proce...
2097 1928-12-12 Report Report of a Survey of the Radio activities of the Motion Picture Industry
2095 1928-12-15 Memo Prints of the Charles Lindbergh flights have been given to the governments of France, England and Belgium. Footage compi...
388 1928-12-21 Letter Hays tries to answer Brookharts criticisms of the arbitration system.
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