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Leonard Maltin

RKO Radio Pictures: A Titan Is Born—book review

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • June 7, 2012 2:00 AM
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I can’t explain why I’ve always been attracted to the films of RKO. It can’t just be that arresting radio tower logo; there’s something unpredictable about the studio’s body of work during the 1930s and '40s. Now, thanks to longtime studio scholar Richard Jewell (who coauthored the coffee-table reference book 'The RKO Story' years ago) I understand a lot more about the workings—and undoing—of this once-promising organization.

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