RKO Radio Pictures: A Titan Is Born

RKO Radio Pictures: A Titan Is Born

Richard B. Jewell


One of the “Big 5” studios of Hollywood’s golden age, RKO is remembered this present day essentially for the well-known movies it produced, from King Kong and Citizen Kane to the Astaire-Rogers musicals. yet its personal tale additionally presents a desirable case examine of movie administration in the course of essentially the most vexing classes in American social heritage. RKO Radio photographs: A Titan is Born offers a bright heritage of a thirty-year curler coaster of risky funds, administration battles, and creative gambles. Richard Jewell has used unheard of entry to studio files quite often unavailable to students to provide the 1st enterprise historical past of RKO, exploring its decision-making techniques and illuminating the advanced interaction among paintings and trade in the course of the heyday of the studio method. at the back of the blockbuster motion pictures and the glamorous stars, the tale of RKO frequently contained extra drama than any of the flicks it ever produced.

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