ID Date Type Description Summary
1210 1940-04-22 Memo "A Review of the Development and a Statement of the Industry Policy Relative to Propaganda and "Hate" Pictures." Also, ...
1221 1939-12-22 Memo Zanuck wants to know how Capra and Cohn learned of his protest against Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
2989 1939-12-21 Memos Lists of attendance of meetings throughout the year.
3001 1939-12-19 Letter Sending Breen correspondence (12-1928 to 12-1929) regarding travel films made about Washington -- a service has been don...
3002 1939-12-18 Letter Thanking FitzPatrick for information regarding travel films about the state of Washington.
3003 1939-12-11 Letter Regarding travel films made about Washington -- a service has been done for the state, could this information be used as...
2966 1939-11-16 Memo Regarding Cooper's plan for solving clearance disputes in Canada -- Palfreyman feels it will be effective. The plan cent...
3176 1939-11-15 Memo Routine correspondence.
2969 1939-11-12 Letter Cooper wants it recorded that he disagrees with the argument reasoning that American companies should not extend their c...
3061 1939-11-09 Letter Sending an application for membership to the MPPDA -- and resolution regarding fees and dues.
2995 1939-11-09 Letters High schools in Virginia are exhibiting motion pictures with five and ten cent admission prices -- this is against fair ...
2970 1939-11-09 Letter Regarding Canadian exhibitors asking American companies for concessions.
2971 1939-11-03 Correspondence John Grierson has been appointed Canadian Government Film Commissioner.
3052 1939-11-02 Letter Regarding applications for reimport duties on American motion pictures going into China.
2968 1939-11-02 Draft Proposed draft of the resolution establishing a national conciliation board for clearance disputes for Canadian exhibito...
2967 1939-11-02 Letter The Motion Picture Distributors and Exhibitors of Canada are working on the formation of a national conciliation board f...
3007 1939-11-01 Memo Production Code and profanity and vulgarity -- new list of words. Also contains derogatory names for various races.
1207 1939-11-01 Resolution Amendment to Code section on profanity and vulgarity. Includes extended list of prohibited words, as distinct from word...
2980 1939-10-31 Letter Letter regarding Northern Film, Ltd. vs. Columbia Films, Corp. Dispute over the sale of exhibition rights to The Crimson...
2977 1939-10-27 Memo The Pennsylvania State Censor Board has radically increased its approval seal fees.
3004 1939-10-25 Resolution Regarding nudity of in the form of natives from a foreign land -- acceptable if not objectionable or gratuitous.
1206 1939-10-25 Memo Several lawsuits testing the legality of PCA enforcement are pending. Hess wants to clarify the status of nudity in tra...
3006 1939-10-23 Resolution Regarding nudity of in the form of natives from a foreign land -- acceptable if not objectionable or gratuitous.
3055 1939-10-19 Letter DeBra is trying to convince FitzPatrick to lend his travel films to the Teaching Film Custodians, Inc. for the use on ed...
3041 1939-10-11 Letter Operation of American motion picture companies in the United Kingdom.
3008 1939-10-07 Memo Passing on a letter received by Pettijohn from the president of a distillers corporation -- his view is that the movies ...
2983 1939-10-06 Press release Regarding the Golden Jubilee of the motion pictures -- a resolution paying tribute to Edison and Eastman has been passed...
1220 1939-10-06 Memo "Re: Statement of Mr. Schenck at your Tuesday meeting," denigrating Herron's work, suggesting he deals with "clerks" in ...
3009 1939-10-04 Letter A letter received by Pettijohn from the president of a distillers corporation -- his view is that the movies should not ...
3167 1939-09-25 Memo Routine correspondence.
1198 1939-09-25 Script "A Suggested radio dialog between a Clubwoman and an exhibitor" Designed for use in week of October 1-7, nominated as th...
3005 1939-09-23 Memo Sending Hays a copy of the resolution regarding nudity and the production code -- nudity of in the form of natives from ...
3014 1939-09-16 Letter Regarding Hays' recent letter on the importance of not allowing propaganda to be produced by the industry in relation to...
3015 1939-09-15 Open letter With the onset of war in Europe, Hays reiterates his position that the motion pictures are primarily entertainment and t...
2988 1939-09-15 Memo There will be no cycle of "hate films" -- the primary purpose of motion pictures is entertainment. No films designed to ...
2987 1939-09-15 Memo Of the 339 films classified by the Legion of Decency, 27 were condemned -- not one of these condemned films passed the t...
1202 1939-09-15 Letter With the onset of war in Europe, Hays reiterates his position that the motion pictures are primarily entertainment and t...
3010 1939-09-06 Memo Fears concerning crime and horror films. Since explaining to the producers the seriousness of the situation of crime and...
3056 1939-09-01 Correspondence Regarding the use of James FitzPatrick travel films by the Teaching Films Custodians, Inc. FitzPatrick does not want hav...
1209 1939-09-01 Newspaper editorial Hays sends Stahlman's editorial, which condemns The Beast of Berlin (Producers' Pictures) for trying to inflame emotions...
2986 1939-08-29 Miscellaneous File on the production of Land of Liberty -- the industry's contribution to the World's Fair -- production costs, the co...
3043 1939-08-10 Letter Regarding the bill concerning tax and regulation of the exhibition of foreign films in Cuba.
3042 1939-08-07 Letter Regarding the exhibition of American motion pictures in France since the modification of the French Film Decree.
3011 1939-08-07 Memo Current crop of productions classified as crime-horror films. In the first five days of August, eleven new crime film sc...
3012 1939-08-05 Memo The breakdown of the number of crime-horror films submitted to the PCA -- Warner Bros. has submitted fourteen during the...
3044 1939-07-27 Letter Regarding the proposal to improve the quality of American motion pictures exhibited in Chile.
3168 1939-07-26 Memo Routine correspondence.
1204 1939-07-19 Letter Complaint that chain theatres fail to support the lobbying efforts of the independent theatres, and do not pull their fi...
3045 1939-07-17 Letter Concerning the ban of the Universal film The Road Back in Honduras and Peru.
3027 1939-07-11 Report McCormick of RKO and Gillham of Paramount were not impressed with staging a celebration of the motion pictures' Golden J...
3028 1939-07-05 Memo CBS and NBC are planning short wave broadcasts to Europe and South America.
3166 1939-07-01 Memo Routine correspondence.
1211 1939-07-01 Correspondence Axtell J. Byles of the American Petroleum Institute expresses an interest in cooperating with motion picture projects wi...
3030 1939-06-30 Script Sample script of CBS short wave broadcast (Europe and South America). Promoting the industry, the jubilee. Includes a li...
2984 1939-06-30 Memo List of distributing companies and the numbers of private screenings each held.
3029 1939-06-29 Memo CBS and NBC are planning short wave broadcasts to Europe and South America. Considered to be an important asset to the m...
2985 1939-06-27 Memo MPPDA wants on file a list of private exhibitions. Includes correspondence relating to the compilation of this list.
3034 1939-06-24 Press clipping Leo Carrillo will speak on a short wave broadcast to Latin America, in Spanish, discussing'American life and industry.
1205 1939-06-24 Letter Hoover asks whether he should participate in a series of filmed interviews planned by Eugene Lyons.
3037 1939-06-20 Survey Survey on the short wave broadcasting situation -- NBC and CBS.
3036 1939-06-20 Memo Additional material for the short wave broadcast to Portugal -- discusses movie locations and Carmen Miranda.
3035 1939-06-20 Bulletin/circular A daily broadcast schedule for NBC -- contains the Leo Carrillo interview.
3032 1939-06-20 Memo From W.T. Regards the upcoming short wave broadcasts -- industry excited about the publicity. NBC slightly more organiz...
3031 1939-06-20 Memo Regarding meeting of the Advertising Advisory Committee -- for the purpose of discussing the upcoming short wave broadca...
2981 1939-06-20 Letter Sending Columbia a copy of the Certificate of Incorporation and the by-laws of the MPPDA.
1219 1939-06-20 Miscellaneous Documents re regular short-wave radio broadcasts to Europe and South America, in 4 languages. Subjects will include inf...
3053 1939-06-18 Letter Bill imposing restrictions on American motion picture interests in Denmark.
3170 1939-06-16 Memo Routine correspondence.
2976 1939-06-15 Circular letter Regarding the censorship of news reels -- Cooper is opposed to it. News reels are not censored in England and are censor...
3171 1939-06-14 Memo Routine correspondence.
1200 1939-06-10 Radio script NBC script for the Golden Jubilee of the Motion Picture. Includes sections for insertion in English and French broadcas...
3024 1939-06-08 Letter Sending the extended licensing agreement between Progressive Education Association and members -- there has been a delay...
2996 1939-06-08 Correspondence File on the formation of the North American Film Corporation -- formed to produce the highest quality educational films ...
2316 1939-06-07 Memo A list of banned words and phrases; also, those that are invariably censored, and those offensive to audiences, domestic...
3173 1939-06-02 Memo Asking for a further extension of MGM's agreement to the resolution of 3 July 1934 for the payment of a penalty for viol...
3033 1939-06-02 Memo Meeting of Advertising Advisory Committee -- short wave broadcasts. Committee trying to decide on the best type of progr...
3177 1939-05-24 Memo Routine correspondence.
3047 1939-05-17 Letter Regarding proposed bill in Japan relating to the exhibition of foreign motion pictures.
3046 1939-05-17 Letter Regarding the motion picture situation in the Netherlands -- exhibition of American motion pictures?
3064 1939-05-01 Letter United Artists is attempting to ascertain the full financial details of its Spanish subsidiary.
2978 1939-05-01 Letter Asking if the Independent Motion Pictures Producers Association is still functioning? Chadwick is forming a production c...
3048 1939-04-29 Letter Motion pictures in Buenos Aires -- no details provided. Presumably exhibition of foreign films.
3040 1939-04-27 Letter Libel suit against Republic Pictures' film Man of Conquest.
3169 1939-04-25 Memo Routine correspondence.
3021 1939-04-24 Various The continuation of the licensing agreement between companies and the Progressive Education Association -- for the use o...
3022 1939-04-22 Minutes Minutes of the eleventh meeting of the Advisory Committee on Motion Pictures in Education.
1212 1939-04-22 Miscellaneous Time Magazine, in an article on Stagecoach, has referred to Wanger as a man who holds the Production Code in contempt. ...
3023 1939-04-21 Memo Regarding Lab requirements for 16 mm reduction work -- for films to be used for educational purposes.
3018 1939-04-14 Letter Hays feels all reissues should incur a $25.00 PCA fee.
2997 1939-04-13 Letter Thanking Nizer for sending information regarding privacy rights.
2979 1939-04-13 Letter Charlie Chaplin has designed a movie sequence that is very new and exciting to him. He wants to leave the written copy o...
3019 1939-04-12 Letter In regard to the resolution on PCA fees for reissues -- Hays feels the fee should be set at $25.00.
3000 1939-04-10 Pamphlet "New Principles of the Law of Radio".
2999 1939-04-10 Pamphlet "The Right of Privacy: A New Branch of Law."
2998 1939-04-10 Letter Sending Hays pamphlet on privacy rights -- a new branch of law.
3063 1939-04-06 Letter United Artists is attempting to collect money owed to them by United Artists A.S. which is a Czechoslovakian corporation...
3058 1939-04-06 Letter Only three companies have signed the contracts with Teaching Film Custodians, Inc.
3039 1939-04-06 Memo Short wave broadcasts to Europe -- free time has been offered by NBC and CBS for a promotional show for the motion pictu...
3038 1939-04-06 Memo Concerning the short wave broadcasts to Europe -- early memo setting out the perimeters of the process and the offer of ...
3016 1939-04-06 Letter Asking for information regarding Production Code -- everything necessary to obtain PCA seal of approval. Palfreyman resp...
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