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RKO Radio Pictures : a titan is born

Author: Richard B Jewell
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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One of the Big Five studios of Hollywood's golden age, RKO is remembered today primarily for the famous films it produced, from "King Kong" and "Citizen Kane" to the Astaire-Rogers musicals. This  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard B Jewell
ISBN: 9780520271784 0520271785 9780520271791 0520271793
OCLC Number: 757476517
Description: 330 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
"Master showmen of the world": prehistory and the formation of the company --
"It's RKO-let's go": the Brown-Schnitzer-Lebaron regime (1929-1931) --
"Failure on the installment plan, a ticket at a time": the Aylesworth-Kahane-Selznick regime (1932-1933) --
"All this is very distressing to me": the Aylesworth-Kahane-Cooper regime (1933-1934) --
"He feels the company is unsettled": the Aylesworth-McDonough-Kahane regime (1934-1935) --
"An awfully long corner": the Spitz-Briskin regime (1936-1937) --
"Plaything of industry": the Spitz-Berman regime --
"The company's best interest": the Schaefer-Berman regime --
"Quality pictures are the lifeblood of this business": the Schaefer-Edington regime (1940-1941) --
"Crossing wires": the Schaefer-Breen regime (1941-1942).
Responsibility: Richard B. Jewell.

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