RKO Radio Pictures: A Titan Is Born by Richard B. Jewell

By Richard B. Jewell

one of many "Big 5" studios of Hollywood’s golden age, RKO is remembered this day essentially for the recognized motion pictures it produced, from King Kong and Citizen Kane to the Astaire-Rogers musicals. yet its personal tale additionally offers a desirable case examine of movie administration in the course of the most vexing sessions in American social historical past. RKO Radio images: A Titan is Born offers a shiny heritage of a thirty-year curler coaster of volatile funds, administration battles, and inventive gambles. Richard Jewell has used unheard of entry to studio records typically unavailable to students to supply the 1st enterprise historical past of RKO, exploring its decision-making procedures and illuminating the complicated interaction among paintings and trade through the heyday of the studio procedure. 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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