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The RKO story--tales from Hollywood. [Episode one, Birth of a titan] = Hollywood--the golden years. Episode one, Birth of a titan

Author: Charles Chabot; Rosemary Wilton; Edward Asner; LC Off-Air Taping Collection (Library of Congress); Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
Publisher: Great Britain : BBC-2-TV, United States : A&E Network, United States : WETA-TV, 1987-06-26 ; 1988-08-14 ; 1991-07-08.
Edition/Format:   Video : Videocassette : U-matic   Visual material : English
Database:WorldCat
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The birth of R.K.O. Radio Pictures is profiled through film clips and interviews with participants. Featured are interviews with Katharine Hepburn, Rudy Vallee, and Fay Wray. The making of the movies Cimarron, King Kong, and Flying down to Rio is also explored.
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Genre/Form: Documentaries and factual films and video
Mini-series
Television
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Chabot; Rosemary Wilton; Edward Asner; LC Off-Air Taping Collection (Library of Congress); Copyright Collection (Library of Congress)
OCLC Number: 32236286
Notes: Copyright: British Broadcasting Corporation and RKO Pictures, Inc. Appl. au.: cinematography: British Broadcasting Corporation & RKO Pictures, Inc. Prev.: History of RKO Studios, archive material and clips preexisting. NM: additional cinematography. DCR 1987; PUB 21Jan88; REG 17Dec92; PA608-286.
On same claim with the other five episodes in this mini-series.
Originally released in Great Britain under the title The RKO story--tales from Hollywood. It was released in the U.S. under the title Hollywood--the golden years. Episode one, Birth of a titan. No information can be found to verify whether the episode title, Birth of a titan, is the same on the British release. Copyright application title for series title: The RKO story.
Originally broadcast in U.K. in 7/87 on BBC-2-TV. Program was originally aired in U.S. on 8/14/88 on the A&E Network and then went into syndication in 1989. Date of publication given as 1/21/88 on copyright data sheet.
LC holds probable original U.S. broadcast copy (viewing copy, copy 2, VBK 2081) and repeat U.S. broadcast on PBS station WETA-TV (viewing copy, VBH 6816).
Part 1 of 6; episode number given as HTGY no. 101 on copyright data sheet; number 101.
Sources used: WETA magazine, 7/91; Variety, 8/19/87; The listener, 6/25/87; Sight and Sound, autumn 1987, v. 56, no. 4, p. 236-237; M/B/RS description files; copyright data base; Baseline home page, 6/9/97; A&E program guide, 8/88; copyright data sheet; videocassette label.
Performer(s): Narrator: Edward Asner.
Description: 1 videocassette of 1 (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. & b&w ; 3/4 in. viewing copy. 1 videocassette of 1 (ca. 55 min.) : sd., col. & b&w ; 3/4 in. viewing copy (copy 2)
Other Titles: Tales from Hollywood.
Birth of a titan
Hollywood--the golden years.
Golden years.
RKO story.
Responsibility: a BBC Television production in association with RKO Pictures ; produced by Charles Chabot and Rosemary Wilton.

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The birth of R.K.O. Radio Pictures is profiled through film clips and interviews with participants. Featured are interviews with Katharine Hepburn, Rudy Vallee, and Fay Wray. The making of the movies Cimarron, King Kong, and Flying down to Rio is also explored.

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