ID Date Type Description Summary
1190 1938-07-25 Memos Jurisdiction of Production Code Administration" and "Memo on General Policy." Memo on what films the PCA should review,...
2912 1938-07-19 Memo Deciding on the Grand National picture -- does Hays want Herron to be there?
1216 1938-07-11 Various The question has arisen as to how to deal with war-related films with ideological import. The question of PCA jurisdict...
1191 1938-07-05 Memo Harmon memo on the Production Code:Recommendation that "fairness" should be incorporated into the Regulations as a PCA r...
2919 1938-07-01 Article "Steps in Movie Making" -- series of six articles designed to generate good publicity for the industry. This offers read...
2918 1938-07-01 Leaflet "Film Industry Ever Seeking Improvement" by Will Hays -- there is no date or source but an obvious publicity push in wha...
2917 1938-07-01 Record of meeting Notes from the special committee formed to arrange a national motion picture publicity campaign -- there is a need to ge...
1192 1938-06-22 Memo Commenting on Document: "Code, Extra-Code and Industry Regulation in Motion Pictures: A Study of the Effects of the Prod...
2913 1938-06-16 Letter Arranging the continuation of a meeting of the Board of Directors.
1208 1938-06-15 Miscellaneous General alarm about the increasing number of movies featuring crime, horror, and violence generally. Analysis of this t...
2899 1938-06-14 Correspondence Small file on the discussions between the Advisory Committee on Education in Motion Pictures and the studios regarding t...
2314 1938-06-14 Letter There is a proposed film based on the Morro Castle disaster -- there is a fear this will harm the American Merchant Mari...
2957 1938-06-08 Correspondence Regarding reissues and the PCA -- PCA can only approve films that have had their titles cleared through the Title Bureau...
1175 1938-05-31 Essay/manuscript The Feature film as Advertising Medium." A very useful document re "plugs" for institutions or products, deliberately p...
3163 1938-05-26 Memo Routine correspondence.
2942 1938-05-05 Letter Regarding the increase of fees for PCA services.
2943 1938-05-02 Letter Regarding the increase of fees for PCA services.
1193 1938-04-30 Memo 'Characterizations of newspaper editors, Reporters and Publishers in motion pictures." Summaries of PCA advice concerni...
3057 1938-04-28 Letter Asking for the use of Paramount films by the Teaching Film Custodians, Inc. It seems the licensing agreement is not as e...
1182 1938-04-28 Letter An angry letter occasioned by an article in the Chicago Daily Tribune (included) in which Goldwyn is quoted as denouncin...
3188 1938-04-27 Memo Detailing MPPDA Board resolutions and discussion in relation to advertising and commercial films from 28 April 1935, 14 ...
2944 1938-04-14 Letter Thanking Hess for his opinion on the matter of the film Moambi-Ikomba (King of the Gorillas). The association does not w...
1194 1938-04-13 Memo The Production Code Administration and Its Significance in the Movement for Improving the Screen." The Code is a "state...
1195 1938-04-09 Letters Breen would like to find some way to ban Moambi-Ikomba (King of the Gorillas) because it is fraudulent, even though it d...
2945 1938-04-06 Letter The issue of PCA approved and non-PCA approved films appearing together in the one program.
3164 1938-04-05 Memo Routine correspondence.
3013 1938-04-05 Memos Regarding the production of crime and horror films during the first half of 1938 -- despite warnings about the situation...
3159 1938-03-29 Memo Routine correspondence.
2905 1938-03-26 Report Includes Press Summary - transcriptions from the press. Regards the production of "Goofytone News" a satire of Fox Movi...
2946 1938-03-25 Memo Regarding outstanding PCA fees to be paid by Gaumont-British Picture Corp. of America -- in relation to the film The Two...
2310 1938-03-23 Resolution Trailers and advertising films are brought under the jurisdiction of the Advertising Advisory Council.
2947 1938-03-21 Letter Regarding outstanding PCA fees to be paid by Gaumont-British Picture Corp. of America -- in relation to the film The Two...
1173 1938-03-21 Record of meeting Meeting of Advertising Advisory Council. The practice of revealing the mechanics of trick and illusory movie photograph...
3191 1938-03-16 Correspondence Hays asks Breen to separate the procedure of governing Code enforcement, which is enforceable, and advice on industry po...
3165 1938-03-16 Memo Routine correspondence.
1196 1938-03-16 Correspondence Hays asks Breen to separate the procedure of governing Code enforcement, which is enforceable, and advice on industry po...
2900 1938-03-08 Report The report on the United Artists films by the Advisory Committee on Education in Motion Pictures. Which are acceptable f...
2914 1938-03-03 Memo The dates for the regular meetings in 1938 -- the annual meeting of members and the Director's meetings.
2915 1938-03-01 Memo Announcing the annual meeting of MPPDA members to be held 28 March 1938.
1174 1938-03-01 Correspondence Republic has not been submitting its advertising material to the Advertising Advisory Council as required. Harmon seems...
3160 1938-02-21 Memo Routine correspondence.
2949 1938-02-18 Letter Sending Standard Pictures specific PCA regulations regarding crime pictures.
1178 1938-02-10 Letter Summary of boards of trade representing American movie interests in France Belgium Switzerland and Egypt.
2950 1938-02-08 Telegram Loew's wants to exhibit two industrial films (presented by General Talking Pictures Corp.). Neither have any advertising...
3190 1938-02-01 Memo Documents investigating the membership of the Twentieth Century Association, which is hostile to the major companies' do...
2897 1938-01-26 Memo Relating to the Advertising Code Resolution (12 January 1938) -- Hess is reworking it. Included here is another copy of ...
3189 1938-01-21 Memo Passing on a suggestion from Hess that the wording on the PCA certificate of approval be changed
2951 1938-01-20 Memo Regarding the proposed resolution ensuring PCA approved and non approved films are not exhibited or advertised together.
2902 1938-01-20 Letter The Advisory Committee on Education in Motion Pictures want a list of Disney short subjects that the company is willing ...
1179 1938-01-20 Memo Listing of foreign managers of the eight majors.
2903 1938-01-18 Letter Giving permission for the Educational Films pictures that have been approved by the Advisory Committee on Education in M...
2952 1938-01-14 Memos Three proposed drafts of the resolution regarding double features and the PCA -- no PCA approved film can be exhibited w...
2906 1938-01-12 Memo Fox are concerned over the production of "Goofytone News" by Columbia as it bears too great a resemblance to "Fox Moviet...
2904 1938-01-10 Letter Advising companies about the work of the Advisory Committee on Education in Motion Pictures and the desire to establish ...
3157 1938-01-06 Memo Routine correspondence.
2953 1938-01-06 Letter The current standing of several RKO pictures in relation to PCA approval -- all films were produced in England.
2844 1938-01-05 Letter Asking for any further advice regarding the situation with Charlie Chaplin and Fred Futter -- Futter intends to place Ch...
2898 1938-01-04 Letter Benjamin Livingston has numerous arrests for indecent exhibition, staging indecent performances and allowing minors to v...
2845 1938-01-03 Letter Regarding the situation with Charlie Chaplin and Fred Futter -- Futter intends to place Chaplin's old two reel comedies ...
3137 1937-12-31 Memo Routine correspondence.
2868 1937-12-31 Memo The membership of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation has been changed to the name Loew's Incorporated.
2846 1937-12-31 Letter Sending Hays the information regarding the situation with Charlie Chaplin and Fred Futter -- Futter intends to place Cha...
1180 1937-12-31 Letter Hays asks for assistance in his efforts to have the level of customs duties in Argentina reduced. There is an enormous ...
2895 1937-12-23 Letter Outlining the meeting of the Will Rogers Memorial Commission and the work undertaken by the Commission. Includes a file ...
2894 1937-12-23 Memo List of Directors and the Executive Committee of the Will Rogers Memorial Commission.
1217 1937-12-21 Miscellaneous Comments arising from Harmon's memo re motion pictures concerning negroes and whites.
2849 1937-12-09 Letter Pollard has suggested that forty-five minute musicals should be produced (in the East) to accompany features -- in an ef...
2312 1937-12-01 Miscellaneous Discussion of proposals for cooperative participation in foreign Film Boards of Trade.
1161 1937-12-01 Memo The problem of films made for advertising, or for promotion of causes such as public health. They compete unfairly beca...
2871 1937-11-23 Memo Andrew Byrne produces films for advertising purposes -- just made a four reel film "Men of Steel" which was financed by ...
2850 1937-11-22 Letter Acknowledging receipt of an upcoming article calling for the end to double feature screenings.
2851 1937-11-19 Letter, article Sending Hays an article calling for an end to double feature screenings that will be published in an upcoming edition of...
3140 1937-11-15 Memos Arising from a plan of Walter Lantz Productions (the company making Universal cartoons) to produce a one-reel picture fo...
1159 1937-11-09 Correspondence Re the issue of advertising films. Harmon thinks that they ought to be given a special classification, with a prefatory...
1162 1937-11-05 Memo Suggesting guiding principles in Connection with motion pictures dealing with Negroes and whites. Harmon has compiled a ...
3374 1937-10-25 Resolution/s MPPDA Board Resolutions amending Title registration procedure.
2882 1937-10-21 Letter Sending Breen yet another copy of the Resolution of Uniform Interpretation, Resolution regarding the submission of scrip...
3134 1937-10-15 Memo Routine correspondence.
2866 1937-10-15 Letter Asking members to familiarize themselves with the enclosed information suggesting a similar Act to the Guffey Act for th...
2858 1937-10-15 Press release Concerning the Advisory Committee on Motion Pictures in Education -- committee has given a report to the MPPDA Board of...
1157 1937-10-15 Letters May proposes that the MPPDA fund his research on the pedagogic uses of films and outlines a budget of $6,000. Also incl...
2860 1937-10-14 Letter Presenting the report of the Advisory Committee on Motion Pictures in Education - all very positive.
2308 1937-10-14 Memo "A Brief summary of the Development of Title Registration."
2834 1937-10-13 Correspondence Twentieth Century-Fox is distributing the Principal Pictures' film Tarzan's Revenge and wants the company to ensure the ...
1164 1937-10-13 Memo Rejection of the WB short "Clean Pastures" as a travesty of religion and the "deepest religious emotions in the hearts o...
1163 1937-10-13 Memo Revised procedure for handling appeals from decisions of PCA.
2859 1937-10-12 Letter Sending the report of the Advisory Committee on Motion Pictures in Education to members.
3367 1937-10-11 Bulletin/circular The general bulletins of the Motion Picture Theatre Owners of America for 1937.Exhibitor organization. trade practices
1160 1937-10-11 Bulletin/circular The general bulletins of the Motion Picture Theatre Owners of America for 1937.Circuit theatres becoming prevalent - ove...
2862 1937-10-05 Memo Outlines the situation of all member companies in relation to the motion pictures in education short subject programs - ...
2840 1937-10-05 Memo, report Examines two recent legal decisions that favour Independent exhibitors -- Paramount vs. United Motion Picture Theatre Ow...
2861 1937-10-01 Report Report of the Advisory Committee on Motion Pictures in Education.
2863 1937-09-29 Letter Asking for attendance at a meeting with the Advisory Committee on Motion Pictures in Education - there are a couple of r...
2841 1937-09-22 Letter Sending a copy of the speech given by Abram F. Myers at the convention of Allied Theatres of New Jersey suggesting a sim...
1155 1937-09-22 Miscellaneous Allied States reports minor legislative victories for the independent exhibitors. They are campaigning for a regulatory...
1165 1937-09-13 Correspondence Frederic L. Ullman Jr of Path inquires about possible treatment of activities aboard shipboard nightclubs. Amongst othe...
2839 1937-09-07 Letter Relating to the issue of advertising and stars who are loaned out to other studios. These stars can not be advertised as...
2954 1937-09-01 Advertising clippings Advertisements for various reissues.
3368 1937-08-23 Bulletin/circular The general bulletins of the Motion Picture Theatre Owners of America for 1937.Trade Practice Plans Blocked by the Distr...
3375 1937-08-19 Letter Replying to MacKay's enquiry about the use of the company's name in the titles of pictures planned by Selznick and Twent...
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