ID Date Type Description Summary
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
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