ID Date Type Description Summary
2962 1938-09-03 Letter Columbia is producing a serial called "The Spider" -- similar to the King Trendle radio broadcast "The Green Hornet". Co...
2963 1938-09-06 Letter Copyright infringement fears for King Trendle radio broadcast "Lone Ranger" -- includes Palfreyman's advice.
2940 1938-09-16 Memo Regarding fees for PCA services -- should the fees for cheaply produced features be higher than they are and should ther...
2925 1938-09-26 Memo Informing Hays of updates in the James Stahlman situation -- includes the MPPDA file on Stahlman.
2924 1938-09-27 Memo Hays has spoken with James Stahlman (publisher of the Nashville Banner) about the United Press service situation.
2923 1938-10-13 Press clipping The publisher of the Nashville Banner is facing charges from the FCC -- regarding advertising and his threat to end his ...
2901 1938-10-14 Report Another copy of the 1937 report of the Advisory Committee on Education in Motion Pictures.
2916 1938-10-15 Memo Memo sent to regional chairmen, circuit heads, exhibitors, managers and publicity directors. Regarding Motion Pictures'...
2938 1938-10-18 Letter Breen is suggesting that PCA charges should be waived for the MGM two reel short The World Is Ours -- the film was made ...
2937 1938-10-20 Letter The PCA charges will be waived for the MGM two reel short The World Is Ours -- the film was made as part of the industry...
2921 1938-10-31 Press excerpts Collection of press editorials written about and during the industry publicity drive Motion Pictures' Greatest Year.
2939 1938-10-31 Letter Paramount has been combining the PCA seal of approval and the NBR insignia -- there is a fear this will confuse audience...
1176 1938-11-04 Bulletin/circular The Growth of Screen Advertising." The public pays for entertainment but gets advertising. Movie houses threaten to co...
2935 1938-11-09 Memo A list of films considered boy gang pictures -- this type of film is concerning the PCA. The depiction of youth acting i...
2936 1938-11-09 Letter Lists the prison films made by member companies in the last two years. Production Trends.
1201 1938-11-10 Memo Re Motion Picture's Greatest Year Advertising campaign. While direct box-office results are hard to prove, this was eff...
2960 1938-11-14 Various File on the Teaching Film Custodians, Inc. General information about the formation and working of the group. Motion Pic...
3158 1938-11-14 Memo Routine correspondence.
1184 1938-11-15 Report The report of the Advertising Committee on Motion Pictures' Greatest Year -- the improved profits have to do with the im...
1183 1938-11-18 Memo Film Daily 17 November 1938 included an item "Newsreels to Huddle on Nazi Outrages." This memo confirms that the indust...
2911 1938-11-18 Memo Lists the meetings to be held on 19 November 1938 -- in relation to the representation of Nazi Germany in American newsr...
2922 1938-11-22 Memo Reliance Pictures is finishing up but Reliance vice-president Ed Small is forming Ed Small Productions -- can MPPDA memb...
2934 1938-11-22 Memo Universal is making a film which depicts male youths being injured -- a bad boy type film. Boy gang films are concerning...
1187 1938-11-23 Miscellaneous Breen and Harmon want to add a new paragraph to the Regulations, specifically to enable them to deal with the increasing...
2933 1938-11-23 Memo Almost all the studios now have a boys gang series -- this trend is worrying as they do not adhere to the general princi...
2932 1938-11-25 Letter Sending Harmon the file on the film Angels With Dirty Faces.
1177 1938-11-28 Memo DeBra reports on the organization "Films for Democracy" (earlier "Frontier Films'), which wants to make entertainment fi...
1181 1938-11-30 Memo Spyros Skouras has been complaining to Palfreyman about double-billing, which has escalated in some cases to 3 or 4 movi...
2959 1938-12-09 Agreement Copy of the Licensing agreement between companies and educators for the use of motion pictures as an educational tool --...
2958 1938-12-10 Correspondence Letters informing member companies of the cooperation between the industry and educators regarding the use of motion pic...
2929 1938-12-12 Memo Lists the foreign films approved by the PCA during 1937 and the fees charged -- in relation to the proposed resolution t...
2930 1938-12-12 Memo List of titles containing the word "God" -- list is for unreleased pictures. Registered titles included here are film ti...
2931 1938-12-12 Memo List of titles containing the word "God" -- list is for released pictures. Registered titles included here are film titl...
2928 1938-12-13 Memo Memo supporting the proposed resolution that the fee charged for submission and approval by the PCA will be the same for...
2313 1938-12-14 Memo "Bootleg films." Titles of 32 recent objectionable (unapproved) movies and the numbers of theatres in which they have p...
2311 1938-12-15 Letter The Institute of Human Relations, Yale University, and its work on the educational values of short films. It expects it...
2908 1938-12-15 Letter Arranging quarterly meeting of Board of Directors -- also wage and hour matter agreed upon (not specified).
2909 1938-12-15 Telegram Arranging quarterly meeting of Board of Directors -- also wage and hour matter agreed upon (not specified).
2910 1938-12-15 Telegram Wage and hours matter agreed upon -- no specific details given.
1186 1938-12-20 Memo 'Re crime in motion pictures." A summary of regulations to date. Code. Resolution that foreign-produced motion pictures...
2907 1938-12-20 Press release Historical film for New York's World's Fair and International Golden Gate Exposition -- a feature film will be produced ...
2926 1938-12-20 Memo, resolution Resolution providing that the fee charged for submission and approval by the PCA will be the same for films made outside...
2927 1938-12-20 Memo Financial position of PCA -- there is a deficit.
3186 1938-12-20 Resolution MPPDA Board Resolution giving Advertising Advisory Council jurisdiction over commercial films. Not dated.
3187 1938-12-20 Press release Draft Press release of MPPDA Board Resolution giving Advertising Advisory Council jurisdiction over commercial films. Re...
3025 1938-12-31 Miscellaneous Work of the Progressive Education Association -- licensing agreement, World's Fair films, press releases promoting the u...
3060 1939-01-01 Contract Licensing agreement for member companies to sign -- for the Teaching Film Custodians, Inc.
1199 1939-01-03 Memo On the "Constitutionality of the censorship of newsreels, et al" by Pettijohn and Gaylord R. Hawkins.
2982 1939-01-03 Bill A copy of the Bill to create a Federal Motion Picture Commission -- trade practices, dispute and complaint resolution an...
2964 1939-01-04 Resolution, file Resolution giving the Advertising Advisory Council the authority to review all motion pictures and motion picture traile...
3054 1939-01-07 Letter Issues of importing foreign films into Japan.
1214 1939-01-16 Letter Advertising films are brought under the jurisdiction of the Advertising Advisory Council, finally solving the problem of...
3017 1939-01-16 Memo Memo regarding resolution that brings advertising films under the jurisdiction of the Advertising Advisory Council. Incl...
1213 1939-01-17 Letter Skouras is concerned about the double-feature situation, especially the poor quality of B-pictures and the prevalence of...
2973 1939-01-20 Letter Regarding score charges -- Canadian distributors seem to want to wait and take the lead of their American counterparts.
1218 1939-01-27 Report Report of a Special Committee appointed on 10 January 1939 at Waldorf Astoria luncheon meeting of national organizations...
2994 1939-01-30 Memo Memo on the conditions facing the Motion Picture Relief Fund and discussion of pension system.
2315 1939-02-01 Deposition Herron testifies in a case brought by Paramount against the Argentinian treasury. He outlines his job in the Foreign De...
1203 1939-02-03 Letter Includes 2 memoranda re the pedagogic enterprises directed by Mark A. May: the history and development of the project us...
2992 1939-02-03 Memo Memo on the development of a new technique in education -- character education through discussion of motion picture exce...
2993 1939-02-03 Memo The program of the Advisory Committee on the use of Motion Pictures in Education.
3174 1939-02-03 Memo Routine correspondence.
3175 1939-02-03 Memo Routine correspondence.
3026 1939-02-06 Press clipping Copy of the American Federation of Radio Artists Code as signed by networks -- includes the classification of the code.
3051 1939-02-11 Letter MGM having some difficulties in India obtaining a renewal of their theatre license.
2972 1939-02-14 Circular letter Regarding the work of the Conciliation Committee of the Motion Picture Branch of the Toronto Board of Trade -- leading u...
2965 1939-02-20 Bulletin General bulletin -- not for publication. Urging all independent exhibitors to gather evidence of hardships imposed by th...
3050 1939-02-24 Letter Proposal to increase tax on American motion pictures in Canada for the duration of the war.
2991 1939-02-28 Letter Sending information to the Board of Directors prior to meeting - motion pictures in education, program of the Advisory ...
2974 1939-03-01 Memo Reporting a radio broadcast discussion of censorship -- Harry Brandt denounced motion picture censorship as vicious and ...
2975 1939-03-01 Press clipping Independent Theatre Owners are attempting to abolish all state censor boards -- Harry Brandt is leading the way.
3049 1939-03-01 Letter Tax on excess profit for foreign business in Spain -- will be in effect for the duration of the war.
2990 1939-03-03 Memo Meeting regarding general advertising situation -- the Advertising Code, candid camera situation, motion pictures and ed...
3020 1939-03-04 Letter Asking about five Paramount films (reissues) Brandt is hoping to exhibit -- have they been PCA approved? Milliken replie...
3172 1939-03-07 Memo Routine correspondence.
1215 1939-03-10 Letter Harmon first suggests to Hays the separation of the administrative and advisory functions of the PCA, in order to clarif...
3178 1939-03-10 Memo Routine correspondence.
3062 1939-03-22 Letter Twentieth Century-Fox is proposing to make a film about the life and work of Brigham Young -- the Church of Jesus Christ...
3059 1939-03-31 Memo Warner Bros. is close to signing contract with Teaching Film Custodians, Inc.
3016 1939-04-06 Letter Asking for information regarding Production Code -- everything necessary to obtain PCA seal of approval. Palfreyman resp...
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 ...
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...
3058 1939-04-06 Letter Only three companies have signed the contracts with Teaching Film Custodians, Inc.
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...
2998 1939-04-10 Letter Sending Hays pamphlet on privacy rights -- a new branch of law.
2999 1939-04-10 Pamphlet "The Right of Privacy: A New Branch of Law."
3000 1939-04-10 Pamphlet "New Principles of the Law of Radio".
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.
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...
2997 1939-04-13 Letter Thanking Nizer for sending information regarding privacy rights.
3018 1939-04-14 Letter Hays feels all reissues should incur a $25.00 PCA fee.
3023 1939-04-21 Memo Regarding Lab requirements for 16 mm reduction work -- for films to be used for educational purposes.
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. ...
3022 1939-04-22 Minutes Minutes of the eleventh meeting of the Advisory Committee on Motion Pictures in Education.
3021 1939-04-24 Various The continuation of the licensing agreement between companies and the Progressive Education Association -- for the use o...
3169 1939-04-25 Memo Routine correspondence.
3040 1939-04-27 Letter Libel suit against Republic Pictures' film Man of Conquest.
3048 1939-04-29 Letter Motion pictures in Buenos Aires -- no details provided. Presumably exhibition of foreign films.
2978 1939-05-01 Letter Asking if the Independent Motion Pictures Producers Association is still functioning? Chadwick is forming a production c...
3064 1939-05-01 Letter United Artists is attempting to ascertain the full financial details of its Spanish subsidiary.
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