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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: King Bros. Productions records
    Date (inclusive): 1940-1985
    Date (bulk): 1940-1968
    Collection number: 314
    Creator: King Bros. Productions, Inc.
    Extent: 72 linear feet of papers. 62 posters
    Repository: Margaret Herrick Library. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
    Languages: English

    Important Information for Users of the Collection


    Available by appointment only.

    Publication rights

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.

    Preferred Citation

    King Bros. Productions records, Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of the Herman King estate, 1992


    King Bros. Productions was an American film production company formed in 1942 by brothers Frank, Herman, and Maurice. The brothers came to Hollywood from Chicago with their family and got involved with jukeboxes and arcade machines before setting themselves up as independent producers. Their production company was headquartered at Monogram Studio, prior to the move into their own office in Hollywood in 1951. In 1966, the company relocated to Culver City and entered into a relationship with Metro-Goldwyn- Mayer whereby the studio would advance production costs. The company became King International Corporation in 1970, with offices in Beverly Hills.

    Collection Scope and Content Summary

    The King Bros. Productions records span the years 1940-1985 (bulk 1940-1968) and encompass circa 72 linear feet and 62 posters. The collection consists of business records, including production files and scripts, financial records, contracts, correspondence, scrapbooks, and photographs.


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    Indexing Terms

    King Bros. Productions, Inc.
    business records