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Republic Pictures Corporation records
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  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Restrictions on Access
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Preferred Citation
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content
  • Organization and Arrangement

  • Language of Material: English
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Title: Republic Pictures Corporation records
    Creator: Republic Pictures Corporation
    Identifier/Call Number: LSC.0979
    Physical Description: 69.5 Linear Feet (139 boxes)
    Date (inclusive): 1935-1960
    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. All requests to access special collections material must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical objects belong to UCLA Library Special Collections. All other 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

    Open for research. All requests to access special collections materials must be made in advance using the request button located on this page.
    Materials without or with ambiguous box numbers, e.g. * or -, are currently not accessible.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of David Bloom, 1967.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Republic Pictures Corporation Records (Collection 979). UCLA Library 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).

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Film scripts.
    Motion picture industry -- Archives.
    Republic Pictures Corporation -- Archives