865.4061 Motion Pictures/82: Telegram

The Ambassador in Italy (Phillips) to the Secretary of State

472. My 466, November 16, 5 p.m.36 I presented Mr. Will Hays37 to Count Ciano this afternoon at the Foreign Office and we discussed, the entire situation from the point of view of the American film interests and also from that of the good relations between the two countries. Ciano informed me after the conference with Mr. Hays that he would bring up the matter before the Grand Council this, evening. I am not in a position as yet to judge whether the American position will be accepted but in view of the Minister’s personal interest and apparent sympathy it does not seem impossible that some sort of satisfactory arrangement may be arrived at.

  1. Not printed.
  2. President of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America.