Republic Pictures collection
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.
- Majority of material found within 1930s-1980s
- Republic Pictures Corporation (Organization)
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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.
131.69 Linear Feet (115 boxes)
Language of Materials
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.
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.
- Finding aid for the Republic Pictures collection
- Minimally Processed
- Marissa Chavez for History Associates Incorporated. Additional description by Diann Benti.
- 2022 January
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