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The RKO Years: a 128-Film Retrospective, 1928-1958, (Haver, Ronald / Los Angeles County Museum of Art)

Author    (Haver, Ronald / Los Angeles County Museum of Art)

Title   The RKO Years: a 128-Film Retrospective, 1928-1958

Binding   Stapled wraps

Book Condition   Near Fine

Edition   First Edition

Publisher   Los Angeles LACMA 1977

ISBN Number    NO

Seller ID   16212

[the tiniest bit of curling to right-hand edge of front cover, otherwise flawless]. (B&W photographs) Program book for retrospective series of films from RKO, a studio "of singular importance in the history of the American film industry. Without RKO there would be no CITIZEN KANE, Kong would not have climbed the Empire State Building into our collective subconscious, and Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers would not have given grace and style to the film musical. Without RKO, Katharine Hepburn would not have been able to change our perception of what film acting and film stars could be; John Ford would not have created several of his masterpieces. At RKO were made the first full-color motion picture experiments in the Technicolor process. At RKO two generations of young film makers found a congenial and demanding school of motion pictures: such diverse and iconoclastic talents as George Cukor, Orson Welles, George Stevens, Robert Wise, Garson Kanin, Mark Robson, Nicholas Ray, and John Frankenheimer were there given their first opportunities to become the skilled professionals whose work we know today." (from the introductory note by Ronald Haver). Includes short program notes for each of the films in the series.

RKO Radio Pictures Orson Welles Fred Astaire Ginger Rogers King Kong Katharine Hepburn John Ford

Price = 25.00 USD

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