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RKO Radio Pictures

 Organization

RKO Radio Pictures was a motion picture production and distribution company. The company was originally established in 1929 as Radio Pictures during the founding of Radio-Keith-Orpheum Corporation. In 1931 the company merged with Pathé, and in was renamed RKO Radio Pictures in 1932. In 1955 the company merged with General Teleradio to form RKO Teleradio Pictures.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Argosy Pictures Corporation business records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1849
Scope and Contents The records provide insight into legal and tax aspects of film production, as well as documenting the search for suitable story material and researching aspects of a film before production. Includes correspondence; legal, financial, and personnel records; story ideas; a scrapbook; photographs; and other documentation.
Dates: 1939-1958

Merian C. Cooper papers from RKO Radio Pictures, undated

 Sub-Series
Identifier: MSS 2008 Series 7 Sub-Series B
Scope and Contents Contains a campaign book for exhibitors, dating from 1933.
Dates: Other: undated

She / by H. Rider Haggard ; screen play by Ruth Rose ; additional dialogue by Dudley Nichols

 Item — item: 1
Identifier: MSS 8017
Scope and Contents Contains a bound script of the 1935 motion picture SHE, interleaved with storyboard sketches and inscribed by Merian C. Cooper, the film's producer, to Max Steiner, who composed the music for the film.
Dates: 1935 July 12