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RKO Pictures ? Radio Keith Orpheum - This Is America
C1308
13 x 8 pica ( 2 1/8? x 1 3/8? )
With a legacy that includes classic films like Citizen Kane, King Kong, and It?s a Wonderful Life, the modern RKO Pictures produces, finances, and distributes both original entertainment and remakes of its classic films.

RKO pictures enjoys a storied and renowned legacy. Founded in 1929 from the merger of the Keith Orpheum theater circuit (1882), Joseph P. Kennedy?s Film Booking Office (1917) and Radio Corporation of America (RCA) (1909), RKO is the oldest of the continuously operating movie studios, and occupies a unique place in the history of filmmaking.

Some of the extraordinary talent to appear in RKO productions, include: Katherine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Orson Wells, Robert Mitchum, Bette Davis, Lucille Ball, John Ford and Alfred Hitchcock. RKO classics have included: King Kong, Citizen Kane, It's a Wonderful Life, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Belles of St. Mary, The Best Years of Our Lives, as well as a host of Fred Astaire ? Ginger Rogers musicals. The Walt Disney evergreens Fantasia and Snow White were also distributed by RKO.
Foundry Marking: None

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