865.4061 Motion Pictures/101a: Telegram

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

193. Mr. Hays has informed the Department that Smith was told by Reber43 that the Italian authorities have stated that the film company’s [Page 378] assumptions with regard to Ciano’s note are correct, and also that Livengood will take up with the authorities the question of the manner in which a Hays representative may sit in with regard to the allocation of exportable lire. On the basis of this information the American companies are today ordering their continental managers to resume business in Italy.

Your 549 last paragraph. Yes. Hays concurs.

  1. Samuel Reber, Second Secretary of Embassy in Italy.