King Bros. Productions records

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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

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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