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RKO Radio Pictures



  • Existence: 1931 - 1957-

Biographical / Historical

RKO Radio Pictures was a motion picture production and distribution company. The company was originally established in 1929 as Radio Pictures during the founding of Radio-Keith-Orpheum Corporation. In early 1931 some feature films were produced as Radio Pictures, but by the end of 1931, RKO Radio Pictures seems to have been the main producing entity. It also existed concurrently with RKO Pathe. In 1955 the company merged with General Teleradio to form RKO Teleradio Pictures, but continued to produce features through 1957.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

M.W. Godwin Linda Darnell Collection

Identifier: SC-MS-154
Scope and Contents The M.W. Godwin Linda Darnell Collection was assembled by Minot West Godwin, a passionate fan and collector, and consists of two major parts. The first relates to Godwin and his research, correspondence, and some non-Darnell materials. The majority of the collection consists of material relating to Linda Darnell, including personal papers, content related to the production and exhibition of her films, clippings, and ephemera. These include but are not limited to over 4,000 photos (studio,...
Dates: circa 1910s-1936 (photocopies), 1936-1998; Majority of material found within 1936-1966