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Finding Aid for the Republic Pictures Corporation Records, 1935-1960
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Republic Pictures Corporation Records,
    Date (inclusive): 1935-1960
    Collection number: 979
    Creator: Republic Pictures Corporation
    Extent: 139 boxes (69.5 linear ft.)
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: 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.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    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.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of David Bloom, 1967.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Republic Pictures Corporation Records (Collection 979). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    Biography

    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.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of shooting and continuity scripts for approximately 2000 titles. Includes Gene Autry, John Wayne, and Roy Rogers movies as well as Orson Welles' Macbeth.
    Portions of this collection are available in duplicated or original form at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the British Film Institute, the Museum of Modern Art (New York, New York), and at the University of Southern California.

    Organization and Arrangement

    Arranged in the following series:
    1. Continuity scripts (Boxes 1-61).
    2. Shooting scripts (Boxes 62-139).

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Republic Pictures Corporation--Archives.
    Motion picture industry--Archival resources.
    Film scripts.