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us: RKO Radio Pictures


  • [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 1931 the company merged with Pathé, and in was renamed RKO Radio Pictures in 1932. In 1955 the company merged with General Teleradio to form RKO Teleradio Pictures.]

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    • us: Radio Keith Orpheum Radio Pictures, inc.
    • us: RKO Radio Pictures, inc.
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    • RKO Radio Pictures, inc.
  • Sources

    • found: India speaks ... c1933.
    • found: Neibaur, J.L. The RKO features, 1993: CIP t.p. (RKO Radio Pictures) galley (originated with Robertson-Cole Company, which in 1922, became Film Booking Office of America (FBO) [no publ. in LC], which together with Keith-Albee-Orpheum [no publ. in LC], formed Radio Keith Orpheum, or RKO Radio Pictures, in 1929; in 1955, sold to General Teleradio, inc., with a subsidiary called RKO Pictures)
    • found: Int. mot. pict. alm., 1969: ((RKO Pictures, inc., was succeeded by RKO General, inc., following its takeover of General Teleradio, inc.; it continued to operate RKO Pictures as a subsidiary)
    • found: Millie, 2000: credits (copyrighted by RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.; Radio Pictures)
    • found: Encycl. Brittanica, via WWW, Jan. 13, 2011 (RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.; formed in merger of the Radio Corporation of America, Keith-Albee-Orpheum theatre chain, and American Pathé productions in 1928)
    • found: Wikipedia, Jan. 13, 2011 (motion picture production and distribution company; incorporated as Radio Pictures, Inc. in early 1929; merged with Pathé in 1931, releasing films under name RKO Pathé in 1931; in 1932 began releasing films under name RKO Radio Pictures; merged with General Teleradio in 1955 to form RKO Teleradio Pictures; film production ceased in 1959 and name changed to RKO General; RKO Pictures, subsidiary of RKO General, formed in 1978; in 1989 briefly known as RKO/Pavilion, then renamed RKO Pictures LLC)
  • General Notes

    • [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 1931 the company merged with Pathé, and in was renamed RKO Radio Pictures in 1932. In 1955 the company merged with General Teleradio to form RKO Teleradio Pictures.]
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