ID Date Type Description Summary
27 1923-03-10 Record of meeting Restatement of Declaration of Purpose; clarification of the role of the Executive Secretary; appointment of 11 new sub-c...
3259 1923-03-12 Newspaper article Typescript of newspaper report from Cedar Valley Times, Vinton, Iowa, March 12, 1923, reporting on a speech by Rev. W.G....
61 1923-03-17 Correspondence There is a body of correspondence concerning the appropriation of films for exhibition on shipping lines. This includes...
80 1923-03-20 Record of meeting Preview of The Covered Wagon. Hamner claims that The Covered Wagon is evidence of the good work of the Hays office. Joh...
81 1923-03-22 Report Committee has 78 members of 62 organisations with combined membership of 60 million. Executive Committee 29 members of 7...
28 1923-03-23 Letter Summary of the work of the Public Relations Committee since its inception: in a brief resume prepared by Joy, he claims ...
2019 1923-03-24 Memo Resume of CPR activities to date: has met 11 times; Joy's correspondence amounts to 35,652 letters; he has held 500 conf...
2020 1923-03-26 MPPDA Board resolution Reaffirmation of purpose, passed at first Annual Meeting, noting rejection of state censorship in 23 states, as indicati...
3204 1923-03-26 Resolution Printed copy of Resolution of reaffirmation of determination "to establish and maintain the highest possible moral and a...
29 1923-03-27 Letter Response to Hamner letter of 03-23-1923. Hays appends a resolution taken by members of the MPPDA, a reaffirmation of no...
30 1923-04-07 Miscellaneous "Action to be taken by Members of the Committee on public relations in re: 'The Covered Wagon'." Reactions of Committee...
82 1923-04-07 Memo Article in Scouting magazine on The Covered Wagon -- part of the Committee on Public Relations (CPR) promotion of the p...
3311 1923-04-10 Letter on arbitration clause, recording the addition of four new by-laws (Articles 3 to 7) which were prepared with Kirchwey an...
43 1923-04-11 Legal document/s Complaints against American Film Company and Fox Film Corporation for unfair methods of competition. The problem lies i...
31 1923-04-13 Memo First formal meeting of the Committee on Visual Education of the NEA and the MPPDA. A 4-point program was adopted to as...
46 1923-04-19 Journal/magazine articles By-Laws of Film Board of Trade Relating to Arbitration. Resolution of St. Louis FBT adopting the uniform contract, toget...
2021 1923-04-20 Memo, letters Memorandum of conference with MPTO and Theatre Owners Chamber of Commerce, 04-18-1923, to discuss rules relating to arbi...
3312 1923-04-22 Letter he has discussed revised arbitration by-laws with the New York Theatre Owners Chamber of Commerce Charles OReilly. Assu...
3313 1923-04-22 Letter listing MPTOA objections and enclosing a report and resolution passed by the MPTOA convention in Chicago 22 May 1923, id...
58 1923-04-27 Letter Notification of a list of companies and their representatives recommended for acceptance in Membership Committee by Loew...
132 1923-04-30 Letter This item, part of the Uniform Contract documentation, calls for the creation of a Code of Ethics in the movie business,...
3252 1923-05-03 Memo HISTORY OF CENSORSHIP IN NEW YORK STATE. Covers 1916-1923a history of censorship in NY State, indicating that the Walker...
44 1923-05-14 Report Transcript of Edison's evidence in the case of Federal Trade Commission vs. Famous Players-Lasky. He comments on his ea...
32 1923-05-25 Report/s Resumes of Joy's activities week by week. 5-25-1923 - 12-15-1923
69 1923-05-25 Report NEA-MPPDA cooperation: the committee is making progress; Yale films. Producers have much suitable material for classroo...
83 1923-06-02 Report The General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) has established committee dealing with motion pictures. The YMCA is also ...
84 1923-06-09 Report Visual instruction experiment in Washington. First International Congress of Motion Picture Arts conducted by Authors Le...
3260 1923-06-09 Statement WHY I AM OPPOSED TO THE CENSORSHIP BILLBy Rev. Newell Dwight Hillis, D.D., Pastor, Plymouth Church, Brooklyn, NY
85 1923-06-16 Report Reconciliation of Famous Players-Lasky (FPL) and Vitagraph, through the intervention and good offices of Will H. Hays.A ...
3314 1923-06-20 Letter A proposed FBT for Texas following the arbitration by-laws will be in conformity with Texas law
86 1923-06-23 Report Preview of Main Street. Hays notes objections to THE PILGRIM and BELLA DONNA Report of June 19 meeting of the Committee:...
3281 1923-06-27 By-laws Copy of By-laws of Film Board of Trade relating to arbitration and letter on interpretation of arbitration clause.
38 1923-06-29 Letter Apparently a reply to an enquiry about whether films copyrighted in the U.S. are protected in Latin American countries. ...
40 1923-06-29 Legislative records Tentative Draft of a Bill to Amend the Copyright Act and to Secure International Copyright: An Act to Amend the Copyrigh...
87 1923-06-30 Report Preview of PENROD AND SAM. General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) representative Mrs Harry Lilly reports 34 states h...
651 1923-07-01 Letters & telegrams Several distributors refuse to supply foreign exhibitors not using Western Electric sound equipment; claim this saves mo...
3315 1923-07-04 Newsletter Information: Official Organ of the MPTO of Western Pennsylvania. Article on overbuying.We hope that those who read this...
3316 1923-07-05 Letter As heretofore made plain, we are glad to discuss with you and those you represent any matter of interest to the industry...
88 1923-07-07 Report Comments from Hugo Reisenfeld (managing director of the Rivoli and Rialto theatres, NY) "European theatres are of a type...
59 1923-07-12 Letter Joy requests information about the supplying of films to "institutions," to pass on to the Public Relations Committee (C...
89 1923-07-14 Report Meeting on books and films, use of films in prisons. Discussion by the Committee concerning adaptation of books by well-...
90 1923-07-21 Report Discussion of the commercial motives behind the choice of salacious titles, with a representative from Famous Players-La...
91 1923-07-28 Report Circus Days, with Jackie Coogan, previewed and approved. There are approximately 500 feature pictures produced in this c...
92 1923-08-04 Report Joy expresses concern that several pictures which are judged by competent critics to be rather exceptional not only lost...
3317 1923-08-08 Letter the printed form of the contract is consistent with the law.
3318 1923-08-08 Letter expressing his reservations about an amendment to the arbitration clause proposed by Path for inclusion in their version...
3319 1923-08-08 Telegram WB are asking advice as to whether the uniform contract is binding on exhibitors during the period in which the distribu...
93 1923-08-11 Report TO HAVE AND TO HOLD - Zukor says cost $427,000 to produce and $111,000 to distribute. So far rentals have taken $483,00...
3233 1923-08-15 Legal document/s Copy of a Notice of Lien, in respect of the case of Joseph C. Boss vs. Famous Players-Lasky.
94 1923-08-18 Report Report on conference convened by Better Films Committee of Atlanta - apparently the 1st such - establishment of organiza...
3251 1923-08-24 Newspaper article SAYS MOVIES WON'T REQUIRE CENSORSHIP. CHICAGO, Aug. 24 -- Another ten years will see the passing of the movie censor, de...
95 1923-08-25 Report Plans for regional conferences for Better films committees, especially in relation to New England.. A chart is included ...
3282 1923-08-27 Letter Letter contains a memo on the Uniform Contract to be sent to all Branch managers aim is to send out uniform instruction...
96 1923-09-01 Report Famous Players-Lasky (FPL) abandon block-booking from 11-01-1923 - possibilities for community activity promoting more w...
56 1923-09-07 Memo In response to concern about rising production costs (mainly due to directorial extravagance), a plan is mooted whereby ...
2022 1923-09-07 Letter MPPDA has established contact with the National Vigilance Committee of the Associated Advertising Clubs of the World, wh...
97 1923-09-08 Report D.W. Griffith to make a film of American Revolution, encouraged by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and CP...
98 1923-09-15 Report Hanmer speech against censorship in favour of locally, not centrally organized Better Films committees working with exhi...
99 1923-09-22 Report Relative box-office success of different films measured against THE SHEIK as 100%. Films in prisons making progressFigu...
100 1923-09-25 Record of meeting Committee on Public Relations (CPR) meeting. Yale Chronicles of America films presented by Prof. Stevenson - films in ed...
101 1923-09-29 Report Notes on Committee meeting of Sept. 25, mainly comprising detailed explanation of the Yale Chronicles of America film pr...
47 1923-10-01 List of personnel Officers, directors and members of Film Boards of Trade in key cities throughout the U.S.
102 1923-10-06 Report General Federation of Women's Clubs (GFWC) meeting in October on motion pictures.Information has recently come to my att...
103 1923-10-13 Report At the Committee meeting, short subjects were screened and discussed. Shorts make up almost 50% of the average motion p...
104 1923-10-20 Report Report on the promotion of screen-writing through a college contest sponsored by Universal.Laemmle screenwriting contest...
105 1923-10-27 Report THE COVERED WAGON not yet available for small theatres because of its success. Children's matinees will permit more fle...
248 1923-11-01 Pamphlet The Civic Forum leads with the article, "Churches Unite for Wholesome Motion Pictures," and goes on to outline several i...
106 1923-11-03 Record of meeting Educational films National Catholic Welfare Council (NCWC) has started bi-monthly review of motion pictures - "These re...
107 1923-11-10 Record of meeting Famous Players-Lasky (FPL) announced complete shut down of their studio on October 26 with a view to eliminate waste and...
108 1923-11-17 Record of meeting Evidence of exhibitor support for better films movement - woman hired by New England chain of theatres to run public rel...
109 1923-11-20 Record of meeting Mr. Friend of Distinctive Pictures talks to the Committee on Public Relations
110 1923-11-24 Record of meeting Distinctive Pictures: Friend to Joy "a surprising thing. The people, represented in our membership, although theoretical...
39 1923-11-27 Letter Notification of British National Film League resolution concerning copyright policy.
111 1923-11-27 Report 26 of 30 Film Boards of Trade (FBT) report better films committees in their areaReports from the Film Boards of Trade se...
34 1923-12-01 Miscellaneous A listing of Joy's activities as Executive Secretary, December 1923 -- November 1924. Constitutes summary of numbers o...
112 1923-12-01 Resume Music and films. Mr Zuro talks about the relationship between music and motion pictures, especially filmed operas. 6 fil...
113 1923-12-08 Resume At the Committee meeting the question of block booking was raised. Members were assured that it was dying out. "Recentl...
154 1923-12-10 Letter Mrs Wright recommends action to get certain movies banned. (Letter from Beetson to Hays, 03-17-1924, indicates Mrs King...
114 1923-12-15 Resume Progress report on plans for New England better films committee. Mr Donaldson has toured Massachusetts on behalf of the ...
263 1923-12-31 Pamphlet 'The Growth of the Censorship Idea," an anti-censorship tract by George Haven Putnam, published by the American Rights L...
197 1924-01-01 Pamphlet This introduces the Motion Picture Chamber of Commerce of America -- Non-Theatrical Incorporated, lists its aims and mem...
220 1924-01-04 Letter This is a complaint about the habitual movie portrayal of telephone operators as a "novel reading gum chewer or flapper....
183 1924-01-05 Report of activities Activities of the office of the Executive Secretary of the Public Relations Committee, week by week, in 1924.
182 1924-01-09 Report/s Reports of Public Relations Committee meetings throughout 1924.
140 1924-01-21 Letter Apparently Russell has sought the opinions of editors on motion picture advertising. Marshall's letter deplores scandal...
206 1924-01-23 Contract The MPTOA Standard Contract, and their Code of Ethics. Cohen's letter describes progress in negotiations with MPPDA over...
3262 1924-01-25 Memo Censor BoardsUseful statement showing the various censor boards and the branches controlling the territories over which ...
166 1924-01-29 Articles of Incorporation Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws of the AMPP." . . . the purposes for which said corporation is formed are not for ...
188 1924-02-01 Correspondence Ethel Dorrance Smith sold rights to her novel Damned to Universal when Hays was promising that "the prevalent kind of bo...
3221 1924-02-11 Letter Requesting that he send a message to his Hollywood office endorsing the resolutions taken at the first AMPP meeting.
165 1924-02-13 Record of meeting Main business, beyond new appointments and resignations, concerns action to be taken against motion picture taxes - ta...
223 1924-02-17 Correspondence Exhibitors and distributors are negotiating some modifications to the Uniform Contract. There are some worries about th...
208 1924-02-21 Memo Platten reports on the use of motion pictures on trans-oceanic and coastal passenger steamers, quoting extensively from ...
164 1924-02-26 Telegram Concerns initiation of MPPDA assessment of literary material. Resolved that each member of this organization instruct i...
184 1924-03-01 Report of activities Numerical summary of letters and literature mailed, conferences held, and pictures reviewed by the Executive Secretary o...
219 1924-03-03 Letter Dr Millar is the General Secretary of the New York Federation of Churches. Like Mr Wells, he complains of the denigrati...
155 1924-03-17 Letter Beetson informs Hays that 'So far I have succeeded in keeping Mrs. Wright off any of the important committees of the Fed...
192 1924-04-01 Correspondence Italian industrialist Filoteo Alberini has invented the Panoramic Moving Picture Camera which extends the visual field o...
153 1924-04-23 Letter This is a synopsis of the trouble that the AMPP has been having with Mrs Wright and the Animal Defense League. It conta...
141 1924-05-01 Correspondence The Municipal Art Society of New York is objecting to offensive billboard and rooftop advertising. Most of the studios ...
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