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Description
The RKO Radio Pictures photographs span the years 1929-1958 and encompass approximately 140 linear feet. The collection consists entirely of motion picture production photographs for 833 feature films distributed by RKO. Included are scenes, portraits of the players in character, and general publicity. Many titles include off-camera photographs taken on sets and on location, showing various aspects of the productions in progress. Nearly all of the films distributed by the company are represented, including the Katharine Hepburn features and the musicals of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.
Background
RKO Radio Pictures was an American film production and distribution company founded in 1928. RKO actively produced films through 1958 and released films through 1960.
Extent
140 linear feet of photographs.
Restrictions
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Margaret Herrick Library. Researchers are responsible for obtaining all necessary rights, licenses, or permissions from the appropriate companies or individuals before quoting from or publishing materials obtained from the library.
Availability
Available by appointment only.