ID Date Type Description Summary
2739 1936-12-22 Letter Regarding the process of obtaining films from member companies for the National Archives. Film preservation.
1168 1936-12-23 Memo Summary of the development of the Production Code prior to the Trade Practice Conference of 1927.
3131 1936-12-23 Memo Routine correspondence.
3185 1936-12-23 Memo Summary of significant modifications of the Production Code between 1930 and 1934.
1271 1936-12-24 Letter The Federated Church Brotherhoods of California is tired of waiting for the improvements promised by the Code. Milliken...
2735 1936-12-24 Details of an accord between America and Italy regarding the exporting of American films to Italy. Foreign. This is the ...
2796 1936-12-24 Letter Sending Hess copies of the form letters that will be sent to member and non-member companies respectively when a PCA cer...
3366 1936-12-30 Letters Levy has written a paper on the Federal Social Security Act and how it will affect exhibitors.
1154 1936-12-31 Letter Hays has just returned from a visit to the Pope and Mussolini. The advertising managers are concerned about details of a...
2713 1936-12-31 Memo Summary of recommendations of Moyne committee in Britain -- deals with British films. Recommendations of quotas, etc.
2801 1936-12-31 Memo Copy of the nameless, dateless memo outlining the Dos and Don'ts of crime pictures. Referred to as the eight point memo ...
1172 1937-01-01 Memo Listing of motion pictures having World War I as a background, 1925-1933. Includes company, date and single-sentence su...
2870 1937-01-01 Letter Regarding the title "Court House Square" -- MGM was in negotiations to buy the book of that name then bought a book with...
2879 1937-01-01 Club documents An organisation chart of the MPTOA, according to revised Constitution adopted at their 1932 convention.
2891 1937-01-04 File Information regarding the adoption of the Progressive Education Association Agreement between PEA and motion picture com...
2961 1937-01-04 Letter Concerning clearance and runs -- what is the exact situation in regards to length of clearance between first and second ...
2889 1937-01-05 Correspondence The DeWendel family, French munition makers, do not want any references made to them in any films depicting armament or ...
2875 1937-01-06 Memo Walter Wagner Productions, Inc. has become a member of the MPPDA.
3148 1937-01-07 Memo Routine correspondence.
3143 1937-01-11 Memo Routine correspondence.
1171 1937-01-15 Press clipping A profile of the new chairman of the Pennsylvania censor board, Mrs. A. Mitchell Palmer.
3145 1937-01-15 Memo Routine correspondence.
1124 1937-01-18 Letter The use of the word "dame" in titles is eliminated, because it is "an industry liability." Columbia wants to use it in a...
3138 1937-01-22 Memo Routine correspondence.
3146 1937-01-22 Memo Routine correspondence.
3179 1937-01-22 Memo Returning Milliken documents on development of the Production Code prior to 1927 and modifications to the Resolution for...
1170 1937-01-25 Miscellaneous The Pennsylvania censor board has been asked by the state Liquor Control Board to eliminate all drinking in pictures, an...
2842 1937-01-26 Memo Calling for an informal inquiry into members of Allied States obtaining liability insurance from foreign companies -- in...
3151 1937-01-26 Memo Routine correspondence.
1167 1937-01-28 Letter Restrictions on kidnapping are to be officially interpreted as meaning "abduction, or illegal detention, in modern times...
3153 1937-01-28 Memo Routine correspondence.
2869 1937-01-31 Correspondence Small file on the sound rights to "Baby Mine". MGM.
3373 1937-02-03 Report Press Summary - transcriptions from press reports. Breen has ordered deletion of all scenes of excessive or unnecessary...
3372 1937-02-09 Bulletin/circular Trade Practice proposals.
2843 1937-02-10 Petition Petition for relief from "contracts, combinations, conspiracies and monopolies in the motion picture industry" to the Un...
3371 1937-02-15 Letter MPTOA strongly opposes Neely and Pettengill Bills.
3135 1937-02-17 Memo Routine correspondence.
2856 1937-02-24 Letter Double feature screening of The Stowaway (with Shirley Temple) and At The Opera (Charlie Chan film) -- young boy was fri...
3370 1937-03-01 Press statement Publicly releasing letter from Al Lichtman, Vice-President, MGM Pictures, clarifying MGM's acceptance of MPTOA trade pra...
2888 1937-03-04 Letter Depictions of U.S. currency are against the law -- does this apply to news reels? The answer Hess gives is yes. Breen s...
2887 1937-03-09 Letter All scenes depicting U.S. currency must be deleted from films -- including news reels.
2890 1937-03-11 Letter If sufficient changes are made to the MGM film Manhattan Melodrama, it can be submitted and approved by the PCA -- it se...
3147 1937-03-11 Memo Routine correspondence.
2948 1937-03-16 Letter Congratulatory letter to Warner Bros. for having very few references to liquor or drinking in their recent films.
2838 1937-03-17 Memo Memo regarding the candid camera situation -- currently there is an agreement that studios have control over the images ...
2874 1937-03-17 Telegram Grand National keen to become a member of the MPPDA. It will be discussed at the upcoming meeting.
2873 1937-03-18 Telegram Grand National keen to become a member of the MPPDA.
2893 1937-03-18 Memo With the merging of subsidiaries and RKO, Hays wants to arrange for Leo Spitz to represent the company as member and dir...
2855 1937-03-19 Letter Opposing double features -- argues that block booking is responsible for the need for double features. She also claims t...
2878 1937-03-19 Resolution/s Resolutions adopted by the MPTOA at their Miami convention - block booking, designated play dates, prestige pictures (co...
2880 1937-03-19 Resolution/s Resolutions adopted by the MPTOA at their Miami convention. block booking, designated play dates, prestige pictures (con...
2854 1937-03-22 Letter Block booking is not responsible for the screening of double features.
2892 1937-03-23 Letter Sending RKO a form letter to officially inform MPPDA of the merger of the subsidiary corporations with RKO Radio Picture...
2853 1937-03-27 Letter Double feature showing of Lloyd's of London and Winner Take All -- Butler found Winner Take All to be very offensive.
2474 1937-03-30 Letter Hess wants Moriarity to return documents loaned on 23 October 1935. Includes handwritten list of documents lent to Moria...
2847 1937-03-31 Letter, report Regarding the advisory committee on motion pictures in education -- includes preliminary proposal of the work of the com...
3139 1937-04-02 Court notice US District Court, Southern District of New York, Receiver's notice of the sale of the assets of DW Griffith Inc., pursu...
2867 1937-04-03 Press release Hays has been re-elected as President of the MPPDA.
2881 1937-04-07 Memo The Production Code should not be used to further the circulation of films made for advertising purposes.
2857 1937-04-10 Memo, report Proposal of the Advisory Committee on Motion Pictures in Education.
3136 1937-04-10 Memo Routine correspondence.
3154 1937-04-10 Memo Routine correspondence.
3144 1937-04-19 Memo Routine correspondence.
3369 1937-04-21 Bulletin/circular The general bulletins of the Motion Picture Theatre Owners of America for 1937.MPTOA Miami Convention report.
1156 1937-05-04 Correspondence Asking for a copy of the decision in Samuel Cummins vs. D.C. Coleman, in which Judge Worth E. Trammell of Dade County ha...
2877 1937-05-06 Letter and enclosure/s Brandt wants to bring back the arbitration boards -- he has written an enclosed article on the subject.
1169 1937-05-08 Miscellaneous Documents relating to the Motion Picture Project of the Progressive Education Association, which involves using excerpts...
2309 1937-05-11 Letter Letter from Hays or Milliken complaining about advertisements (included) for a striptease stage show at the Orpheum Thea...
2876 1937-05-11 Memo Harry Brandt wants to bring back the arbitration boards -- Hays says that the MPPDA is unable to involve itself in the m...
3152 1937-05-12 Memo Routine correspondence.
2885 1937-05-17 Letter No striptease is appropriate screen material.
2886 1937-05-17 Memo No striptease is appropriate screen material.
2848 1937-05-24 Memo A stop order has been placed on Condor Pictures, Inc. by the Federal Securities and Exchange Commission.
3150 1937-05-26 Memo Routine correspondence.
2896 1937-05-28 File Small file on Erwin Panofsky -- leading academic in Fine Arts. He is referred to as the Einstein of Fine Arts. He has wr...
3142 1937-06-03 Memo Routine correspondence.
1166 1937-06-05 Editorial Breen returns from a visit to London promising to incorporate several requirements of English censors into the PCA routi...
2865 1937-06-10 Press release A committee has been set up to further investigate the use of motion pictures for educational purposes -- committee cons...
3141 1937-06-10 Press release Board has appointed a committee "to study further the question of films for use in classroom work in schools under the s...
3149 1937-06-16 Memo Routine correspondence.
2884 1937-06-23 Letter Passing on information regarding a British Censorship ban -- harrowing and gruesome representations of illness and surgi...
2883 1937-06-24 Letter Acknowledging receipt of information regarding a British Censorship ban -- harrowing and gruesome representations of ill...
2835 1937-06-29 Letter Relating to photographs of Joan Blondell taken by a 'candid cameraman' and printed in Modern Screen magazine.
2836 1937-06-29 Letter Concerning photographs of John Blondell in 'a state of undress' taken by a candid cameraman. These photos are considered...
2837 1937-06-30 Memo Relating to photographs of Joan Blondell taken by a 'candid cameraman' and printed in Modern Screen magazine. This break...
2864 1937-07-01 Speech/address "Educational Possibilities of Motion Pictures". Address by May to the National Educational Association Convention.
3155 1937-07-01 Memo From S.S., re: Louis Aldrich -- Beekman Film vs. Warner Bros., to do with obtaining information from the Army Signal Cor...
2852 1937-07-07 Memo Reporting a Phoenix theatre owner who does not show double features -- his shows consist of a feature, newsreel and shor...
1158 1937-08-04 Letter Complaint that Goldwyn has cooperated with Saturday Evening Post articles by Alva Johnston which portray him as a "natur...
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...
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...
2954 1937-09-01 Advertising clippings Advertisements for various reissues.
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...
1165 1937-09-13 Correspondence Frederic L. Ullman Jr of Path inquires about possible treatment of activities aboard shipboard nightclubs. Amongst othe...
1155 1937-09-22 Miscellaneous Allied States reports minor legislative victories for the independent exhibitors. They are campaigning for a regulatory...
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...
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...
2861 1937-10-01 Report Report of the Advisory Committee on Motion Pictures in Education.
2840 1937-10-05 Memo, report Examines two recent legal decisions that favour Independent exhibitors -- Paramount vs. United Motion Picture Theatre Ow...
2862 1937-10-05 Memo Outlines the situation of all member companies in relation to the motion pictures in education short subject programs - ...
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