RKO Radio Pictures photographs
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Title: RKO Radio Pictures photographs
Date (inclusive): 1929-1958
Collection number: 1096
Creator: RKO Radio Pictures
Extent: 140 linear feet of photographs.
Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
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RKO Radio Pictures photographs, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Gift of RKO Radio Pictures, 1959
RKO Radio Pictures was an American film production and distribution company founded in 1928. RKO actively produced films through 1958 and released films through 1960.
The RKO Radio Pictures photographs span the years 1929-1958 and encompass approximately 140 linear feet. The collection consists entirely of motion picture production photographs for 833 feature films distributed by RKO. Included are scenes, portraits of the players in character, and general publicity. Many titles include off-camera photographs taken on sets and on location, showing various aspects of the productions in progress. Nearly all of the films distributed by the company are represented, including the Katharine Hepburn features and the musicals of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
Arranged in the following series: 1. Motion picture production photographs
RKO Radio Pictures