ID Date Type Description Summary
3206 1923-03-09 Contract Uniform Exhibition Contract
26 1923-03-06 Letter The Committee of the National Education Association on Visual Education accepts the proposal of the Producers put forwar...
120 1923-03-06 Record of meeting Proceedings at the Joint Legislation hearing on the proposed repeal of censorship legislation in the State of New York. ...
3309 1923-03-03 Article on uniform contract. Non-MPPDA members, including American Releasing Corporation, are adopting it.
3308 1923-03-01 Correspondence Arranging meetings with exhibitors
3310 1923-03-01 Correspondence Correspondence with exhibitors in March 1923
37 1923-02-27 Letter Concern re proposed copyright legislation. Includes acknowledgements of earlier letters from Swarts in December 1922.
3304 1923-02-27 Memo suggesting that the reason for Cohens attack on the contract, and recruiting of state MPTOs protests against it, is that...
3305 1923-02-25 Letter complaint for a small Wisconsin exhibitor that the contract doesn't help him, since it does not require the distributor ...
3306 1923-02-24 Letter complaint from a small Wisconsin exhibitor that the contract doesn't help him, since it does not require the distributor...
3307 1923-02-24 Statement supporting the contract: "For the first time in the history of the motion picture industry, commercial relations betwee...
131 1923-02-15 Memo Response to criticism of the Uniform Contract which came to the Film Daily from the Minnesota Theatre Owners Association...
24 1923-02-09 Miscellaneous Summary of the various actions that members of the Committee intend to take about the Arbuckle affair. Most intend to is...
2018 1923-02-09 Memo Joy has not replied to letters about Arbuckle. FPL has reiterated its position that it is not going to release any Arbuc...
25 1923-02-08 Record of meeting Putting the Arbuckle case to rest; promotion of the motion picture as an aid to school instruction; international cooper...
23 1923-01-31 Letter Hays attempts to put the Arbuckle case to rest with the Committee: notifies Hamner of Arbuckle's decision not to appear ...
79 1923-01-31 Letter Arbuckle: Zukor confirms to Joy that Famous Players-Lasky (FPL) will not release pictures - Arbuckle to direct.
2 1923-01-04 Press release Press release concerning Public Relations Committee meeting, containing the resolution on the Arbuckle matter taken at t...
22 1923-01-04 Record of meeting The meeting takes place in a mood of crisis over the Arbuckle case, and progressively becomes a forum for statements of ...
76 1923-01-04 Record of meeting Hays retreats from his position on Arbuckle, suggesting he is merely removing himself as an obstacle to Arbuckle's worki...
77 1923-01-04 Record of meeting Arbuckle. Hays explanation of his position and intentions.
78 1923-01-04 Record of meeting Corrected copy of minutes of Committee on Public Relations meeting and press release of resolutions passed.
3256 1923-01-03 Statement ANNUAL MESSAGE OF GOVERNOR SMITH TO THE NEW YORK LEGISLATURE, JANUARY 3, 1923. "Censorship is not in keeping with our id...
3257 1923-01-03 Pamphlet Pamphlet protesting New York Clean Books bill
3283 1922-12-31 Memo Proposed contract formulated in England may prove suggestive here
3284 1922-12-31 By-laws Draft of by-laws on Board of Arbitration.
20 1922-12-23 Miscellaneous Summary of responses by committee members (including resignations) to Hays' report on Arbuckle case; miscellaneous perso...
21 1922-12-23 Telegram Hays explains his controversial statement on the Arbuckle case, which advocated Christian charity rather than outright c...
74 1922-12-23 Memo Public relations committee opinions on Arbuckle case - committee not consulted before Hays action to reinstate Arbuckle ...
75 1922-12-23 Resolution Committee on Public Relations advises Hays not to permit release of any Arbuckle picturesRESOLUTION on Arbuckle, circula...
3218 1922-12-23 Letter Hays has agreed not to permit release of any Arbuckle pictures.
3267 1922-12-23 Telegram RESOLUTION on ArbuckleThe Committee on Public Relations, having received from Mr. Hays a report on the Arbuckle matter i...
19 1922-12-22 Telegram Hamner expresses his concern that Public Relations Committee was not consulted before Hays commented on Arbuckle case.
73 1922-12-22 Telegram Joy advises release of statement saying Arbuckle will not re-enter industry until the matter has been discussed with Com...
72 1922-12-20 Report religious films -- "there is great need for improvement in the purely religious films designed for use in churches." M...
2017 1922-12-20 Report Report of Sub-Committee of Committee on Public Relations, makes proposals about adaptation, need for improvement in reli...
60 1922-12-16 Letter Concerns the successful introduction of movies on a train trip from Chicago to St. Louis. Contains a description of the...
18 1922-12-12 Record of meeting The question of classifying films following preview: sub-committee formed to consider what action to take. (Their report...
36 1922-12-09 Letter Seeks comment on the copyright legislation. Includes a copy of the bill itself.
35 1922-12-06 Letter Re new copyright legislation. If we become members of the Berne Copyright Union it would result in a tremendous saving t...
2032 1922-12-06 Bill Bill to Amend the Copyright Law; Tentative draft of Bill to Amend the Copyright Law and Permit the United States to Ente...
3300 1922-12-01 Letter Draft of Legal opinion on damages resulting from a broken contract. Refers to Frohlich and Schwartz, The Law of Motion ...
3280 1922-11-20 Letter Letter of advice from the Arbitration Society of America, written at Hays request, on the wording of the arbitration cla...
17 1922-11-13 Record of meeting public relations previewing comments not to be used as publicity by producers without consent of organizations
33 1922-11-10 Memo Report on recent activities of the Public Relations Committee: distribution of Declaration of Purpose, letter-writing, p...
3219 1922-11-09 Letters Arranging meetings with company publicity directors -- routine.
3249 1922-11-07 Pamphlet The Massachusetts Verdict and Its Significance. Describes the campaign against State Censorship in Massachusetts in Nove...
15 1922-11-06 Bulletin/circular Purportedly verbatim comments from those who have previewed non-theatrical films, including 6 educational films from Fox...
16 1922-11-06 Bulletin/circular 'Excerpts from Typical Letters': public reaction in support of cleaning up the movies. Names and home towns of the auth...
41 1922-10-29 Report Distribution Gives physical cost of handling film, per reel, for five companies. Includes total reels shipped, cost pe...
115 1922-10-29 Questionnaire Requests financial information (salaries. postage, cartage etc.), in order to ascertain "the cost of handling posters an...
13 1922-10-18 Letter Discussing the promotion of non-theatrical, pedagogic, and religious films as agents of "international amity," and as im...
14 1922-10-18 Record of meeting Includes agreement on previewing procedures and on action to be followed following preview; rationalization of the multi...
12 1922-09-30 Letter Warner Bros.' guardedly negative reaction to Hays' proposals for the public relations Committee, contained in his letter...
3298 1922-09-28 Letter On arbitration clause.
42 1922-09-16 Memo Distribution of non-theatrical motion pictures. Burgess feels that the promotion of film use in schools and churches wi...
11 1922-09-15 Minutes Includes resolution to commission a study on the distribution of non-theatrical films, with which the Federal Council of...
71 1922-09-15 Record of meeting Public relations previewing resolution on non-theatrical films
10 1922-09-12 Memo Proposals for MPPDA public relations action, arising from meeting of 08-15-1922. Involves national headquarters of affi...
198 1922-09-12 Correspondence This is a record of the acceptance of various film corporations into different classes of membership in the MPPDA, from ...
9 1922-09-05 Letter Proposal for Warner studio cooperation with the Public Relations Committee. Describes public relations progress of Commi...
3297 1922-09-01 Contract draft Draft of uniform contract by MPTOA, with contentious points underlined.
129 1922-08-26 Letter The justification for the Film Boards of Trade (Film Clubs) by the man who claims to have originated them. Includes det...
128 1922-08-16 Letter Cohen argues that since the MPPDA and MPTOA have reached an impasse over the Uniform Contract, they should turn to repre...
8 1922-08-15 Record of meeting Appointment of Col. Jason Joy as Executive Officer; "Mr. Will Hays gave an inspiring report of his visit to Hollywood an...
204 1922-07-25 Resolution The MPPDA disapproves and condemns the practice of portraying Mexicans in a derogatory and objectionable manner, and res...
3296 1922-07-24 Letter Lists MPPDA concessions to exhibitors to date.
3294 1922-07-14 Letter The intention is that if a uniform contract is adopted for 1922-23 product, contracts already taken out should be carrie...
53 1922-07-11 Correspondence This material relates to meetings of the Law Committee, mainly routine correspondence confirming meeting dates in 1922 ...
119 1922-07-11 Clipping Decision by Judge Hinman that newsreels (in this case containing a Path bathing beauty) should be subject to the same ce...
6 1922-07-07 Memo MPPDA public relations activity. Proposed organization and role of Committee of Fifteen. Suggestion for formation of lo...
7 1922-07-07 Record of meeting Relationships between the various committees; restatement of the aims of the Public Relations Committee (CPR); employmen...
1 1922-07-06 Court proceedings N.Y. Supreme Court - Hinman's ruling that newsreels cannot be placed outside the control of the Motion Picture Commiss...
51 1922-07-01 Miscellaneous Items concerning the formation of the National Exchange Managers Association to foster the common interests of distribut...
3293 1922-06-30 Letter On another amendment proposed by MPTOA, relating to an advance deposit: The distributors claim that payment on account o...
3295 1922-06-30 Letters routine letters arranging meetings on uniform contract discussions
130 1922-06-26 Miscellaneous Extensive documentation concerning the Uniform Exhibition Contract. Hays is being careful to construct the contract in ...
3292 1922-06-26 Letter Noting the exhibitors want the arbitration clause eliminated. They also wanted other minor amendments, including a spec...
127 1922-06-24 Letter Kirchwey outlines his own understanding of the purposes behind creating a Uniform Contract in the first place. These in...
4 1922-06-22 Resolution Outcome of a meeting at Waldorf-Astoria on 22-06-1922 between Hays and community and industry representatives to "discus...
5 1922-06-22 Record of meeting Addresses delivered at the get-together meeting of the MPPDA at the Waldorf-Astoria, prior to the formation of the Commi...
70 1922-06-22 Speech/address The Dissatisfaction with the Film and a Suggested Plan for dealing with it. Rigidity of distribution system principally ...
3290 1922-06-21 Letter Enclosing a draft contract: "... I hope you will agree with me that this draft marks a decided advance in eliminating, a...
125 1922-06-17 Letter Complaint about a "cheap, deliberate, lying attempt" by the MPTOA to "discredit" the film Reported Missing in the Exhibi...
126 1922-06-17 Telegram Report of cancellations of bookings of Reported Missing as direct result of Exhibitor's Bulletin article. He has secured...
3287 1922-06-16 Memo The practice of members of the FBTs, operating under the so called Hoy system, of black listing Exhibitors through simul...
124 1922-06-15 Press release Announcement of commencement of negotiations between the MPPDA, led by Hays, and the Board of Directors of the MPTOA, le...
3286 1922-06-15 Press release Documents relating to meetings between MPPDA and exhibitor representatives discussing the Uniform Contract in June 1922...
3289 1922-06-15 Exhibitor's Bulletin "What has been accomplished by the MPTOA" and "What the Motion Picture Theatre Owners of America is Now Planning to Acco...
3288 1922-06-14 Letter Doubting the workability of an arbitration system with a board divided 50/50 without provision of an umpire and without ...
3291 1922-06-14 Letter Proposing clause for uniform contract. 01-1218 -- 01-1222 principal negotiators reject the suggestion.
123 1922-06-10 Memo Contains MPPDA and Theatre Owners Chamber of Commerce membership lists; also a resolution taken at a TOCC meeting author...
52 1922-06-07 Miscellaneous Correspondence and telegrams to and from Hays, involving studios and the Labor Council, concerning the unionization disp...
3285 1922-06-03 Letter and memo Comments on MPTOA memo in preparation for negotiations over uniform contract: "I am greatly disappointed ... Why don't t...
3 1922-06-01 List of personnel Names and addresses of the Committee on Public Relations, including the organizations to which they belong. Also lists ...
45 1922-06-01 Court proceedings Complaint in Court of Common Pleas in the County of Philadelphia by a cinema owner against the Film Board of Trade. He ...
57 1922-06-01 Record of meeting First meeting of Membership Committee -- The question of who is important enough to invite to join the MPPDA.
122 1922-05-27 Letter Kent's personal evaluations of members of MPTOA involved in Uniform Contract negotiations.
50 1922-05-25 Memo Summary of the current situation regarding Film Clubs and Film Boards of Trade.
68 1922-05-22 Memo Detailed outline of operations of National Board of Review NBR (sent at Hays' request). Includes personnel, origin, org...
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