Republic Pictures Corporation

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Republic Pictures was organized in 1935, largely the result of a reorganization of Monogram Pictures, a small, independent motion picture production company in Los Angeles, and two other independents, Liberty Pictures and Mascot Pictures, whose studio in the San Fernando Valley (once the Mack Sennett studio) became the primary production facility of Republic Pictures. Under the leadership of Herbert J. Yates, Republic Pictures became known as the "King of the B" studios, as the Gene Autry and Roy Rogers serials, together with feature film offerings were, more often than not, found on the lower half of double-bill showings. Occasionally, however, Republic produced uncharacteristically expensive "prestige" productions including John Ford's The Quiet Man (1952), The Red Pony (1949), scored by Aaron Copland, and Orson Welles' controversial version of Macbeth (1948). When the need for assembly line quickies waned in the 1950s, Republic ceased production in 1959. The studio was sold to CBS and is now CBS Studio City.

From the description of [Music archives]. 1935-1959. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 366662976

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.

From the description of Records, 1935-1960. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 38272713

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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.

From the guide to the Republic Pictures Corporation Records, 1935-1960, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Gray, Louis. Louis Gray papers, 1944-1971. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf McConville, Bernard. West of God's country : continuity / by Bernard McConville. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cole, Royal. The Tiger woman, 1944. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Museum of the San Fernando Valley,. Collection on the Republic Pictures 75th anniversary celebration. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Butler, John K. The vampire's ghost, 1945. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf DeMond, Albert, 1901-1973. Daughter of Don Q, [19--]. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Langley, Woody. Papers, 1939-1955. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Argosy Pictures Corporation. Argosy Pictures Corporation business records, 1939-1958. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Davidson, Ronald. King of the carnival : cutting continuity, 1955. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Jones, Grover, 1893-1940. Dark command : cutting continuity, 1940. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf DeMond, Albert, 1901-1973. The phantom rider : cutting continuity, 1945. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Adreon, Franklin. Jesse James rides again, 1947. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Republic Pictures Corporation. King of the Mounties : cutting continuity, [1942]. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Gould, Chester. Dick Tracy's G-men, [1939?]. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Shipman, Barry. The painted stallion : cutting continuity, 1937. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Republic Pictures Corporation Records, 1935-1960 University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
creatorOf Republic Pictures Corporation. Records, 1935-1960. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Republic Pictures Corporation. [Music archives]. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Davidson, Ronald. Jungle girl : cutting continuity, [1941]. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Cox, Morgan, 1903-. Robinson Crusoe of Clipper Island, [19--]. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Williston, Samuel, 1861-1963. Papers, 1927-1951. Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
creatorOf Davidson, Ronald. Zombies of the stratosphere, 1953. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Van Sickel, Dale. Canadian mounties vs. atomic invaders, 1953. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Cole, Royal. Captain America, 1943. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Souvenir programs of motion pictures, 1915-1978. Harvard Theater Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn "Dick" Whittington Studio Collection of Negatives and Photographs [graphic], 1924-1948. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Cole, Royal. Radar patrol vs. spy king, 1950. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Adreon, Franklin. Mysterious Doctor Satan : cutting continuity, 1940. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Adreon, Franklin. Flying disc man from Mars, [1950]. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Danz Family Photograph Collection, 1890-1953, 1930-1953 University of Washington Libraries Special Collections
creatorOf Hill, Ethel, d. 1954. In old Oklahoma : cutting continuity, [1943?]. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Adreon, Frank. Drums of Fu Manchu : cutting continuity, [1940]. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Shipman, Barry. SOS Coast Guard, 1937. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Papers, 1927-1951 Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
referencedIn Rao, John, Jr. John Rao, Jr. western entertainers collection, 1900-1972. National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
creatorOf Cole, Royal. Ghost of Zorro, 1959 Mar. 23. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Burbridge, Betty. Out California way : all star Western, 1946 / screenplay by Betty Burbridge. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Nugent, Frank S. The quiet man : cutting continuity, [1952?]. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Berke, Wm. (William), 1903-1958. Mesquiteer, 1938 July 8. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Davidson, Ronald. Adventures of Captain Marvel : cutting continuity, [1941]. Ohio State University Libraries
creatorOf Shipman, Barry. Zorro rides again, 1937. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn "Dick" Whittington Studio Collection of Negatives and Photographs, 1924-1948 The Huntington Library
creatorOf Republic Pictures Corporation. Western Music titles, 1930-1945. Harold B. Lee Library
referencedIn Mathis, Jack. Papers, ca. 1935-2000. Harold B. Lee Library
creatorOf Cole, Royal. The Masked marvel, [1943]. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn McDonald, Frank, 1899-1980. Papers, 1935-1976. Univerisity of Wyoming. American Heritage Center.
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associatedWith Adreon, Franklin. person
associatedWith Argosy Pictures Corporation. corporateBody
associatedWith Bernstein, Elmer. person
associatedWith Burbridge, Betty. person
associatedWith Butler, John K. person
associatedWith Cole, Royal. person
associatedWith Cox, Morgan, 1903- person
associatedWith Danz, Carolyn person
associatedWith Davidson, Ronald. person
associatedWith DeMond, Albert, 1901-1973. person
associatedWith Dick Whittington Studio corporateBody
associatedWith Glickman, Mort H., 1898-1952. person
associatedWith Gray, Louis. person
associatedWith Hill, Ethel, d. 1954. person
associatedWith Jones, Grover, 1893-1940. person
associatedWith Langley, Woody. person
associatedWith Lava, William, 1911-1971. person
associatedWith Mathis, Jack. person
associatedWith McConville, Bernard. person
associatedWith McDonald, Frank, 1899-1980. person
associatedWith Nugent, Frank S. person
associatedWith Rao, John, Jr. person
associatedWith Scott, Nathan. person
associatedWith Shipman, Barry. person
associatedWith Steiner, Max, 1888-1971. person
associatedWith Williston, Samuel, 1861-1963. person
associatedWith Young, Victor, 1900-1956. person
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