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Finding Aid for the Republic Pictures Corporation Records, 1935-1960
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Description
Republic Pictures Corporation was created in 1935 by merging four minor studios. The studio produced mostly westerns in assembly-line fashion, and occasionally produced a major motion picture under direction of Raoul Walsh, John Ford, or Orson Welles. The collection consists of shooting and continuity scripts for approximately 2000 titles.
Background
Republic Pictures Corporation was created in 1935; formed by Herbert J. Yates, owner of a film laboratory, by merging four minor studios; created B movies, producing mostly westerns, in assembly-line fashion; occasionally produced a major motion picture under direction of Raoul Walsh, John Ford, or Orson Welles; as B movies were eliminated in the 1950s, Republic abandoned film production in favor of television programming; Yates retired in 1959.
Extent
139 boxes (69.5 linear ft.)
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
Availability
COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.