Letter from British Pictorial Productions to Scotland Yard, 3rd February 1934 (MEPO 2/5507)
BRITISH PICTORIAL PRODUCTIONS LTD
PRODUCERS OF THE EMPIRE NEWS BULLETIN
AND UNIVERSAL TALKING NEWS
TELEPHONES- GERRARD 3265-6
TELEGRAMS- “FILMOLITAN, RATH, LONDON”
CABLES- “FILMOLITAN, LONDON”
90, WARDOUR STREET,
LONDON, W.1. 3rd Feb. 1934
The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis,
NEW SCOTLAND YARD.
I beg to acknowledge receipt of your letter 95/SI/945 of the 1st instant, and in reply have pleasure in stating that we are only too anxious to fall in with your wishes that the news-reel firms should abstain from taking cinematograph pictures of the Hunger Marchers.
I therefore beg that you will accept this letter as our assurance that we will refrain from taking, or publishing, such pictures.
With respect I would draw your attention to the possibility that certain firms, or persons, might take these pictures with a view to publishing them abroad, so that any promise or undertaking made to you should cover both the taking and the publishing of cinematograph films.
Trusting that you will not consider the above suggestion as impertinent,
I beg to remain, Dear Sir,
UNIVERSAL TALKING NEWS