ID Date Type Description Summary
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...
3249 1922-11-07 Pamphlet The Massachusetts Verdict and Its Significance. Describes the campaign against State Censorship in Massachusetts in Nove...
3219 1922-11-09 Letters Arranging meetings with company publicity directors -- routine.
33 1922-11-10 Memo Report on recent activities of the Public Relations Committee: distribution of Declaration of Purpose, letter-writing, p...
17 1922-11-13 Record of meeting public relations previewing comments not to be used as publicity by producers without consent of organizations
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...
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 ...
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...
36 1922-12-09 Letter Seeks comment on the copyright legislation. Includes a copy of the bill itself.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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
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.
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.
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...
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...
131 1923-02-15 Memo Response to criticism of the Uniform Contract which came to the Film Daily from the Minnesota Theatre Owners Association...
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...
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 ...
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...
3308 1923-03-01 Correspondence Arranging meetings with exhibitors
3310 1923-03-01 Correspondence Correspondence with exhibitors in March 1923
3309 1923-03-03 Article on uniform contract. Non-MPPDA members, including American Releasing Corporation, are adopting it.
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. ...
3205 1923-03-09 By-laws By-Laws of the Film Board of Trade Relating to Arbitration
3206 1923-03-09 Contract Uniform Exhibition Contract
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...
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