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Republic Pictures collection

 Collection
Identifier: 2285

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of scripts, press kits, stills, and production information for films and television series created and distributed by Republic Pictures, as well as related production and distribution companies. These include Republic Pictures Corporation, National Telefilm Associates (NTA), NBC, E.S.J. Production, Major Pictures, Screen Gems Television, Spelling-Goldberg Productions, Sigmund Neufeld Productions and others.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1930s-1980s

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Rights Statement for Archival Description

Finding aid description and metadata are licensed under an Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Cinematic Arts Library at ctlibarc@usc.edu. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Cinematic Arts Library as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Biographical / Historical

Republic Pictures was an American motion picture/television production and distribution company known for producing Westerns, serials, and B films. Its Westerns created stars like John Wayne, Gene Autry, Rex Allen, and Roy Rogers. Some of Republic Pictures bigger budget films include "The Quiet Man" (1952), "Sands of Iwo Jima" (1949), "Johnny Guitar" (1954), and "The Maverick Queen" (1956). Viacom now holds their library. The company emerged from a merger in 1935 between Mascot Pictures, Consolidated Film Industries, and Monogram Pictures. As television grew in popularity and "B" movies waned in popularity, Republic turned their studios into rental facilities for other production companies. In 1967, National Telefilm Associates (NTF), one of the largest independent film-to-television distributors, purchased the entire Republic Pictures motion picture library, and in 1985 NTA changed its name to Republic Pictures Corporation, focusing on the production, distribution, and syndication of television and films. In 1985, Republic also acquired Blackhawk Films, a film mail order company.

Extent

131.69 Linear Feet (115 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists of scripts, press kits, stills, and production information for films and television series created and distributed by Republic Pictures, as well as related production and distribution companies.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Republic Pictures, 2005.

Related Materials

See also: Republic Pictures scripts (Collection 2425), Cinematic Arts Library, USC Libraries, University of Southern California.

Processing Information

This collection is not fully processed. Box 64 appears to have been skipped in numbering. The box inventory below may not fully represent the contents of each box.

Title
Finding aid for the Republic Pictures collection
Status
Minimally Processed
Author
Marissa Chavez for History Associates Incorporated. Additional description by Diann Benti.
Date
2022 January
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Cinematic Arts Library Repository

Contact:
Doheny Memorial Library G4
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0185 United States