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Thanks Donald.
Does anyone know if there is a way to look up rights to specific films so as
to know whom to petition for video release?
Thanks.
Sharon



> From: "Larsson, Donald F." <[log in to unmask]>
> Reply-To: Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2002 18:26:44 -0500
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Monogram and RKO films
>
> Apparently, it's a long story, but after Howard Hughes ran RKO into the
> ground, the studio was taken over by Desilu Productions, which in turn was
> absorbed by Paramount.  So some of the titles remained with Paramount but Ted
> Turner did get TV rights to many of those.  Of course, Turner sold out to
> TimeWarnerAOL, which has its own story!  There's a pretty good summary at the
> Scarlet Street Forum Q&A:
> http://pub4.ezboard.com/fscarletstreetrkoandotherstudios.showMessage?topicID=4
> 5.topic
>
> "Only connect" --E.M. Forster
> Donald F. Larsson
> English Dept., AH 230
> Minnesota State University
> Mankato, MN  56001
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sharon Knolle [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Tue 8/27/2002 4:58 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Cc:
> Subject: Monogram and RKO films
>
>
>
> Hi,
> Does anyone know who ended up with distribution rights to Monogram and RKO
> films from the '40s and '50s? I've seen some RKO films end up on Turner Home
> Video, but certainly not all.
>
> Many thanks,
>
> Sharon Knolle
> Entertainment Writer
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