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The Complete 6 Hour 1987 TV Documentary Series Introduced And Narrated By Edward Asner On The Movie Studio Founded By RCA Chief David Sarnoff And Kennedy Family Patriarch Joseph P. Kennedy And Operated In Its Twilight Years By Howard Hughes! All 6 Episodes On 3 All Regions Format DVDs! Includes Extensive Exclusive Interviews With Rudy Vallee, Katharine Hepburn, Faye Wray, Ray Harryhausen, Hermes Pan, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Lucille Ball, Robert Mitchum, John Houseman, Edward Dymytryk, Jane Greer, Jane Russell, Ruth Warrick, Joan Fontaine, Janet Leigh, Jean Simmons, Stewart Granger And Much More -- All Presented In The Highest DVD Quality MPG Video Format Of 9.1 MBPS In An Archival Quality 3 Disc All Regions Format DVD Set, MP4 Video Download Or USB Flash Drive! #RKO #RKOPictures #RCA #DavidSarnoff #JosephPKennedy #MovieStudios #RudyVallee #KatharineHepburn #FayeWray #RayHarryhausen #HermesPan #FredAstaire #GingerRogers #AstaireAndRogers #LucilleBall #RobertMitchum #OrsonWelles #JohnHouseman #EdwardDymytryk #HowardHughes #JaneGreer #JaneRussell #RuthWarrick #JoanFontaine #JanetLeigh #JeanSimmons #StewartGranger #Hollywood #ClassicalHollywoodCinema #ClassicHollywoodCinema #GoldenAgeOfHollywood #OldHollywood #Movies #Film #MotionPictures #Musicals #MusicalFilms #DancingFilms #MovieStars #FilmStars #Dance #Choregraphy #DVD #VideoDownload #MP4 #USBFlashDrive
Epi. #1: Birth Of A Titan
Epi. #2: Let's Face The Music And Dance (The Astaire/Rogers Years)
Epi. #3: A Woman's Lot
Epi. #4: It's All True (The Orson Welles Years)
Epi. #5: Dark Victory (Film Noir And The Hollywood Blacklist
Epi. #6: Howards Way (The Howard Hughes Years)
RKO Pictures was an American film production and distribution company. In its original incarnation, as RKO Radio Pictures, Inc. (a subsidiary of Radio-Keith-Orpheum, aka: RKO) it was one of the Big Five studios of Hollywood's Golden Age. The business was formed after the Keith-Albee-Orpheum (KAO) theater chain and Joseph P. Kennedy's Film Booking Offices of America (FBO) studio were brought together under the control of the Radio Corporation of America (RCA) in October 1928. RCA chief David Sarnoff engineered the merger to create a market for the company's sound-on-film technology, RCA Photophone. By the mid-1940s, the studio was under the control of investor Floyd Odlum. RKO has long been renowned for its cycle of musicals starring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the mid-to-late 1930s. Actors Katharine Hepburn and, later, Robert Mitchum had their first major successes at the studio. Cary Grant was a mainstay for years. The work of producer Val Lewton's low-budget horror unit and RKO's many ventures into the field now known as film noir have been acclaimed, largely after the fact, by film critics and historians. The studio produced two of the most famous films in motion picture history: King Kong and Citizen Kane. RKO was also responsible for notable co-productions such as It's a Wonderful Life and Notorious, and it also distributed many celebrated films by animation producer Walt Disney (from 1937 to the mid-1950s) and leading independent producer Samuel Goldwyn. Maverick industrialist Howard Hughes took over RKO in 1948. After years of disarray and decline under his control, the studio was acquired by the General Tire and Rubber Company in 1955. The original RKO Pictures ceased production in 1957 and was effectively dissolved two years later. In 1981, broadcaster RKO General, the corporate heir, revived the studio as a production subsidiary, RKO Pictures Inc. In 1989, this business, with its remaining assets, including the trademarks and remake rights to many classic RKO films, was sold to new owners, who now operate the small independent company RKO Pictures LLC.