Astor Pictures

Astor Pictures
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Publisher : McFarland
Total Pages : 305
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ISBN-10 : 9781476676494
ISBN-13 : 1476676496
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Book Synopsis Astor Pictures by : Michael R. Pitts

Download or read book Astor Pictures written by Michael R. Pitts and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2019-04-25 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Founded by Robert M. Savini in 1933, Astor Pictures Corporation distributed hundreds of films in its 32 years of operation. The company distributed over 150 first run features in addition to the numerous re-releases for which it became famous. Astor had great success in the fields of horror and western movies and was a pioneer in African-American film productions. While under Savini's management, Astor and its subsidiaries were highly successful, but after his death in 1956 the company was sold, leading to eventual bankruptcy and closure. This volume provides the first in-depth look at Astor Pictures Corporation with thorough coverage of its releases, including diverse titles like La Dolce Vita and Frankenstein's Daughter.


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