ID Date Type Description Summary
1489 1928-12-21 Memo Attempts to build a relationship between the Academy, the Amateur Cinema League and college drama clubs. Many drama club...
482 1928-12-31 Various Various documents relate to the coming of sound, the extent of its adoption by the different studios, and the rivalry be...
625 1928-12-31 Statistics This gives figures relating to the Central Casting Corporation for the whole of 1928. It lists the numbers of men, wome...
1453 1928-12-31 Letter Finegan, on request, is informing Trotti of Eastman Teaching Film's intention to produce a series of "health" films for ...
1473 1928-12-31 Miscellaneous Information concerning the Central Casting Corporation. An article by Lamar Trotti is included, entitled "Casting in the...
516 1929-01-01 Essay/manuscript "The Case Against Censorship. Facts that challenge the attention of every legislator and every public-minded organizati...
615 1929-01-01 Report Description of the process of previewing motion pictures (using AMPAS facilities), disseminating reviews, and other Gene...
649 1929-01-01 Typescript article The Talking Pictures." Principles and methods of sound recording.
654 1929-01-01 Articles The Future of Surgical Films; Fox West Coast Theatres public relations Department (claiming that 75% of motion picture p...
2113 1929-01-01 Essay/manuscript Typescript of article or speech on censorship -- probably prepared by Trotti
2118 1929-01-01 Pamphlet "The Short Feature" reprinted from Motion Picture Almanac by Educational Film Exchanges.
2149 1929-01-01 Memo reporting Oklahoma court decision preventing blocking of non-theatrical contract
2173 1929-01-01 Memo Describes protection arrangements in Portland, Minneapolis and San Francisco
2124 1929-01-02 Letters Correspondence on the Standard Exhibition Contract
514 1929-01-04 Letter protesting advertising of A Woman of Affairs as The Green Hat and suggesting Authors Agreement is unworkable, since adve...
552 1929-01-04 Report Ball reports on the state of sound technology. The report itself is dated 26 December 1928.
1538 1929-01-04 Letter Regarding a clause included in a contract for the purpose of purchasing the literary rights to cover sound or dialogue r...
515 1929-01-05 Letter problem he addresses in 04 January 1929 letter will not recur under new Formula. Negotiations with Authors League over ...
2135 1929-01-05 Letters Correspondence relating to several medical films
645 1929-01-09 Miscellaneous Hays sends out examples of advertisements for sex-hygiene films and related adverse editorials: "Our member companies do...
518 1929-01-14 Press release Hays on censor boards attempts to censor sound -- they "are presuming to censor speech
525 1929-01-15 Correspondence Censor problems over sound films -- no longer intend to be so lenient as they have been. Hays circulates this letter ...
2156 1929-01-16 Memos Memos relating to the circulation of various pictures, and to an American Medicine magazine criticism of Our Dancing Dau...
2164 1929-01-16 Letter Proposes making a silent and sound version of Broadway, to gauge public reaction, as an experiment
520 1929-01-17 Press release AMPP annual Board of Directors meeting -- industry must take action to resist censorship of sound
624 1929-01-19 Speech/address Transcripts of radio broadcasts by McGoldrick promoting the movies endorsed by the International Federation of Catholic ...
2121 1929-01-19 Correspondence A Romanian scientist is given an introduction to Milliken by Rep Charles Hilles of New York, who is a member of the Repu...
2143 1929-01-20 Correspondence Relating to the Jubilee Realty Corporation of Buffalo, NY, over the Jubilee Theater having purchased a franchise from Fi...
2144 1929-01-20 Correspondence MPTOA Colorado are probably acting in conspiracy in breach of the Sheridan Act. Hess recommends collecting evidence and...
1513 1929-01-21 Miscellaneous Various information regarding the golden jubilee celebration of the electrical light. Edison is being honored and the MP...
2148 1929-01-22 Correspondence Seeking to resolve a dispute between a Lima theatre owner and Vitaphone
3327 1929-01-22 Newspaper editorial Newspaper editorial on censorship:"Hays Maps Stand Against Censorship for 'Talkies'"
455 1929-01-24 Miscellaneous Universal, Metro-Goldwyn, MGM Bray and Paramount are sending shipments of films to selected leper colonies -- in this ...
502 1929-01-24 Memo Hays addresses studio Executives, supervisors, writers and directors on the need to observe the Don'ts at the request of...
526 1929-01-24 Letter reply to 15 January 1929 letter, pledge of improvement to make censorship unnecessary
2111 1929-01-24 Correspondence Hays responding to several authors' claimed grievances about the application of the Formula.
2165 1929-01-24 Correspondence, article The Educational Use of Motion Pictures, from School and Society XVI No. 413 11-25-1922. Correspondence between Gruenberg...
622 1929-01-25 Memo AIMF. This concerns an article in the New York Tribune (20 January 1929), "Psychologist Will Make Study of Film Problem...
663 1929-01-25 Transcript of speech Williams spoke at the National Board of Review (NBR) annual conference and described his film importing operation, World...
3329 1929-01-25 Letter McDougall does not feel Jack White Comedy Corporation's two-reel comedies are prone to scenes of prolonged love-making l...
664 1929-01-29 Memo Report on sessions at the National Board of Review conference, including a speech by J.D. Williams which DeBra regarded ...
2175 1929-01-29 Memo Report on a speech by J.D. Williams at the National Board of Review conference, which DeBra regarded as highly critical ...
2122 1929-01-30 Memo Records a discussion with Mr Devereaux of Electrical Research Products Inc., who are planning industrial and non-theatri...
3330 1929-01-30 Correspondence Brown is the new President of RKO. He and Hays seek to meet, and Hays asks Beetson to contact Brown in Los Angeles.
524 1929-01-31 Memo They must pay more attention to problems over censorship -- Don'ts and Be-Carefuls are going to be enforced
513 1929-02-01 Letters general circulation of revised Formula and Authors Agreement to newspapers, embassies, etc. -- related to recent proble...
653 1929-02-01 Essay/manuscript How Technicolor Gets its Color." Technical explanation for the layperson.
1301 1929-02-01 Various AMPAS previewing service. Establishing the AMPAS previewing service: An initiative from the MPPDA, in conjunction with...
523 1929-02-02 Letter Encloses memo from John Shea of First National with memo from Rockett on internal censorship at the studio: "one more ev...
3334 1929-02-02 Memo Herron, report on speech by J.D. Williams at the National Board of Review (NBR) annual conference describing his film im...
3335 1929-02-02 Typescript Resolution by the Chambre Syndicale Francaise de la Cinematographie opposing the French import quota as ineffective and ...
527 1929-02-04 Memo Pennsylvania Supreme Court have upheld censorship of sound films. Suggests taking a case to the Federal courts to test c...
517 1929-02-06 Newspaper editorial Protect the movies with National, Uniform Censorship -- editorial from all 22 Hearst newspapers.
576 1929-02-06 Table of contents 'Introduction to the Photoplay: A Course in Photoplay Appreciation Offered by the University of Southern California USC ...
590 1929-02-06 Bibliography Extensive reading list for the USC course, divided into History, Social Aspects, Aesthetic Culture, Better Films, and So...
1315 1929-02-06 Clippings Censorship. Newspaper clippings, mainly editorials, on censorship. One in the Hearst papers in early February arguing th...
3326 1929-02-06 Typescript "Memorandum Digest on Censorship"
641 1929-02-07 Memo DeBra feels that the eliminations ordered by the Philadelphia censors on The Carnation Kid are so blatantly unreasonable...
3325 1929-02-07 Letter Letter following up on a meeting discussing the censorship of sound. Attached are extracts from editorials.
1515 1929-02-08 Memo Fifth Avenue film. Film depicting the history of Fifth Avenue. MPPDA agreed to spend $2,000 on the film and the cost of ...
512 1929-02-09 Letter Formula as amended -- its purpose is "to discharge our obvious duty, and incidentally to protect the industry not mere...
2174 1929-02-11 Advertising/publicity Publicity for Woman's Progress.
577 1929-02-13 Speech/address Excerpts from USC lecture: "Scientific Foundations."
562 1929-02-19 Letter Herron informs managers of agreement reached between authors and dramatists and the MPPDA "which I think it would be wel...
578 1929-02-20 Speech/address 'Early History." Blackton discusses early technical developments, his association with Edison, his formation of Vitagra...
1508 1929-02-20 Various Preparations for the trial of the government cases involving the credit committees of the Film Boards of Trade and the s...
2123 1929-02-20 Leaflet Statement from Seabury advocating support for the Brookhart Bill, which "prohibits the trade practices which protect and...
3322 1929-02-20 Letter & essay Letter acknowledging receipt of typescript of 57-page article "Autobiography of an Idea: A Story of the New Motion Pic...
3332 1929-02-20 Pamphlet Twomblys pamphlet, The Moving Picture Menace, advocating FMPC censorship policies.
3324 1929-02-23 Letter Canada censorship. Trouble with Canadian censors who are all over 70, and may order eliminations and bans to justify the...
648 1929-02-25 Essay/manuscript Sound Pictures." Describes the three types of sound pictures: talking, synchronized accompaniment, and non-synchronized...
2159 1929-02-25 Memo Description of the phrase used in pictures credits of each company for identifying the sound process used.
2110 1929-02-26 Correspondence Correspondence relating to the Authors' League Agreement, and with several claims for copyright over stories.
579 1929-02-27 Speech/address 'Growth and Development." Gives a detailed first-hand description of the making of Birth of a Nation, and outlines the ...
2153 1929-02-27 Memo Attempts to resolve the problems over the Williams and Dawley patents from combining miniature and live action photograp...
611 1929-03-01 Miscellaneous Fisher reviews New Year's Eve (which was made by Fox without reference to Joy) noting in passing that the plot hinges on...
1499 1929-03-01 Various A collection on the Copyright Protection Bureau. Reports submitted from the bureau concerning the copyright situations i...
2163 1929-03-01 Letter Letter complaining about Universal in relation to a dispute with Rogers involving Ken Maynard. Metzger of Universal deni...
558 1929-03-05 Letter Concerns the introduction of sound technology and the problem of sensibly deciding upon a system when "sound itself is i...
580 1929-03-06 Speech/address 'The Theory of the Silent Motion Picture." Comments on increasing emphasis on psychology and characterization. Also in...
2127 1929-03-06 Correspondence Series of reports and correspondence relating to news reports of children being inspired to crime by movies. Detectives...
1522 1929-03-07 Miscellaneous Further information on the French medical film "Mitosis". The owner is no longer willing to sell the film to Harold Smit...
1496 1929-03-09 Book chapter A reprinted chapter from the book "A Century Of Industrial Progress", written by Hays on the the history of the motion p...
2117 1929-03-09 Problem for report A question for students on the Harvard Business School course: "As a matter of business management, should the motion pi...
2130 1929-03-09 Memo Good news item from the Joplin, Mo., News Herald 16 February 1929 about someone confessing to a crime after watching a p...
581 1929-03-13 Speech/address 'The Photoplay with Sound and Voice." Looks back over the introduction of sound, from the perspective of 1929. Emphasi...
560 1929-03-14 Essay 'The Authors' League Agreement with the Motion Picture Producers." by Owen Davis. This attempts to correct the misconc...
1533 1929-03-14 Memo Regarding the play "My Girl Friday", to be made by Famous Players as a vehicle for Clara Bow. Trotti gives a description...
3321 1929-03-14 Correspondence Correspondence about an article on 'The Authors' League Agreement with the Motion Picture Producers," to be published un...
532 1929-03-15 Newspaper editorial Newspaper editorial on censorship:'The bill to abolish censorship of the "talkies" was literally laughed to death in the...
597 1929-03-16 Letter McKenzie has noticed a two-page advertisement for Black Waters (World Wide Pictures) in Film Daily which violates the pr...
3323 1929-03-19 Letter Canada censorship. Trouble with Canadian censors who are all over 70, and may order eliminations and bans to justify the...
3331 1929-03-19 Letter Discussion of bill for legal services in Ohio
582 1929-03-20 Speech/address 'The Modern Photoplay." Discusses the concept of entertainment and privileges performance over narrative logic. Emphas...
619 1929-03-23 Memo Hays has expressed a desire that the MPPDA should continue to take pains to follow up press reports that motion pictures...
569 1929-03-25 Memo Comments by the YMCA representative at the FCCCA conference on drama and motion pictures (25 March 1929) highlight the p...
570 1929-03-25 Report 'Organization Meeting of the Commission on the Motion Picture and Drama." The Commission is instituted with the intenti...
1307 1929-03-25 Miscellaneous Documents on the Federal Council of Churches of Christ in America (FCCCA) Commission on the Motion Picture and Drama -- ...
531 1929-03-26 Newspaper editorial Newspaper editorial on censorship:New Kansas governor wants tougher censorship standards operated by censor board.
1309 1929-03-26 More documents on The Sin Sister, which is a film about a woman evangelist, and Girls Gone Wild, which has several unsav...
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