The 2010 Republic Pictures 75th Anniversary Celebration


 

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Republic Pictures 75th Anniversary Celebration

On September 25, 2010, the Cultural Affairs Committee of the Studio City Neighborhood Council and the Museum of the San Fernando Valley saluted the legendary Republic Pictures on its 75th Anniversary with a Free Celebration at the former Republic Studios lot, CBS Studio Center, 4024 Radford Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604. Republic Picture's stars Theodore Bikel, Adrian Booth, Michael Chapin, Ben Cooper, Robert Easton, Coleen Gray, Eilene Janssen, Anne Jeffreys, Dick Jones, Jane Kean, Joan Leslie, Marjorie Lord, Jimmy Lydon, Hugh O'Brian, Peggy Stewart, Jane Withers and others attended this very special event.


Festivities included screenings of Republic films, serials and trailers, live performances of swing and western music, entertainment by gun spinners, rope twirlers, trick horses, cowboy poets, and a diverse collection of memorabilia. In addition, a speakers forum with prominent industry experts and Republic celebrities discussed a range of topics from creating sci-fi special effects to tales of working at Republic Pictures. A special Republic Pictures stamp cancellation ceremony of the U.S. Postal Service's Cowboys of the Silver Screen postage stamps took place.

Founded in 1935 by Herbert J. Yates, Republic Pictures was an independent film production-distribution corporation with studio facilities. Republic exploded into national prominence with its focus in westerns, movie serials and B-films emphasizing mystery and action, the staples of Saturday afternoon matinees. The studio launched the careers of John Wayne, Gene Autry, Rex Allen, Roy Rogers, and rocketed serials like The Adventures of Captain Marvel and Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe into the public imagination. Notable Republic Pictures include Under Western Stars (1938), Flying Tigers (1942), Macbeth (1948), Sands of Iwo Jima (1949), The Red Pony (1949), The Quiet Man (1952) and Johnny Guitar (1954).

Thank you to everone who attended this memorable Celebration of 75 Years of Republic Pictures.

 



THE EAGLE HAS LANDED…AGAIN
REPUBLIC PICTURES’ EAGLE LOGO TO BE A NEW SIGN
DISPLAYED AT CBS STUDIO CENTER IN STUDIO CITY, CA

Republic Pictures Eagle Sign Unveiling Wednesday, August 18, 2010
at 10:00 A.M. at CBS Studio Center in Studio City, CA

LOS ANGELES, CA – Republic Pictures’ stars Eileen Janssen, Anne Jeffreys, Jane Kean, Joan Leslie, Donna Martel, Hugh O’Brian, Ann Rutherford, Peggy Stewart, and Jane Withers unveil the new Republic Pictures eagle sign Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 10 A.M. at CBS Studio Center (4024 Radford Ave., Studio City, CA 91604) by the Western Walk of Fame. This commemoration event is the kick-off to a month long Republic Pictures 75th Anniversary Celebration. The Republic Pictures eagle sign will later be displayed on the CBS building facing Carpenter Ave. and Ventura Blvd.

The Cultural Affairs Committee of the Studio City Neighborhood Council has partnered with the Museum of the San Fernando Valley (a 503 (c) 3) to present several local events that recognize Republic Pictures contribution to Studio City and the film industry.

On Wednesday, September 15, 2010 the Egyptian Theatre presents a double feature of Republic Pictures films with live “vaudeville” entertainment. 7:30 P.M. at 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028. 

On Tuesday, September 21, 2010, the Studio City Branch Library welcomes acclaimed historian Marc Wanamaker as he speaks to guests on the history of Studio City and Republic Pictures. 7 P.M. at 12511 Moorpark St., Studio City, CA 91604. Free admission.

And, finally, on Saturday, September 25, 2010, free of charge to the public, a grand 75th Anniversary Celebration of Republic Pictures takes place from 11:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. at the former Republic Studios lot, CBS Studio Center, 4024 Radford Avenue, Studio City CA 91604. Over fifteen celebrities including Theodore Bikel, Adrian Booth, Diana Canova, Michael Chapin, Ben Cooper, Coleen Gray, Anne Jeffreys, Herb Jeffries, Dick Jones, Marjorie Lord, Jimmy Lydon, Hugh O’Brian, Andrew Prine, and Peggy Stewart are slated to attend. Leonard Maltin, famed film critic and film historian, will moderate one of the movie star speaker panels.

 

Festivities include screenings of Republic films, serials and trailers, live performances of swing and western music, entertainment by gun spinners, rope twirlers, trick horses, and cowboy poets, and a diverse collection of memorabilia and merchant offerings. In addition, a speakers forum with prominent industry experts and Republic celebrities will discuss a range of topics from creating sci-fi special effects to tales of working at Republic Pictures. A special Republic Pictures stamp cancellation ceremony of the U.S. Postal Service’s Cowboys of the Silver Screen postage stamps will take place and be available for sale.

Founded in 1935 by Herbert J. Yates, Republic Pictures was an independent film production-distribution corporation with studio facilities. Republic exploded into national prominence with its focus in westerns, movie serials and B-films emphasizing mystery and action, the staples of Saturday afternoon matinees. The studio launched the careers of future cowboy icons John Wayne, Gene Autry, Rex Allen, and Roy Rogers, and rocketed serials like The Adventures of Captain Marvel and Commando Cody: Sky Marshal of the Universe into the public imagination throughout its fabled 24-year history. Notable Republic Pictures include Under Western Stars (1938), Flying Tigers (1942), Macbeth (1948), Sands of Iwo Jima (1949), The Red Pony (1949), The Quiet Man (1952), and Johnny Guitar (1954).

 



 

PRESS RELEASE

THE EAGLE HAS LANDED…AGAIN REPUBLIC PICTURES’ EAGLE LOGO TO BE A NEW SIGN DISPLAYED AT CBS STUDIO CENTER IN STUDIO CITY, CA
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Republic Pictures Eagle Sign Unveiling Scheduled for Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 10 A.M. at CBS Studio Center in Studio City, CA

Los Angeles, CA, August 16 – Republic Pictures’ stars such as Eileen Janssen, Anne Jeffreys, Jane Kean, Joan Leslie, Donna Martel, Hugh O’Brian, Ann Rutherford, Peggy Stewart, and Jane Withers unveil the new Republic Pictures eagle sign Wednesday, August 18, 2010 at 10 A.M. at CBS Studio Center (4024 Radford Ave., Studio City, CA 91604) by the Western Walk of Fame.

This commemoration event is the kick-off to a month long Republic Pictures 75th anniversary celebration. The Republic eagle sign will later be displayed on the CBS building facing Carpenter Ave. and Ventura Blvd. The Cultural Affairs Committee of the Studio City Neighborhood Council has partnered with the Museum of the San Fernando Valley (a 501 (c) 3) to present several local events that recognize Republic Pictures contribution to Studio City and the film industry.

 


 


 

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