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United Artists Corporation

LC control no.n 50057783
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Corporate name headingUnited Artists Corporation
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Variant(s)MGM/UA Entertainment Co. United Artists
United Artists (Firm : 1919-1986)
See alsoFounder: Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977
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Founder: Fairbanks, Douglas, 1883-1939
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Founder: Griffith, D. W. (David Wark), 1875-1948
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Founder: Pickford, Mary, 1892-1979
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Product of a merger: MGM/UA Entertainment Co.
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Biography/History noteUnited Artists Corporation was a motion picture production and distribution company. The company was established by Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith in 1919. In 1981 the company was purchased by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and merged to form MGM/UA Entertainment. It operated as a subsidiary unit within MGM/UA until the sale of the company in 1986.
Beginning date1919
Ending date1986
Field of activityMotion pictures--Production and direction Motion pictures--Distribution
Found inThe African Queen. [MP] 1951.
Pumpkin, 2002: credits (United Artists, an MGM company)
Int. dir. of company histories, 2007: p. 263 (founded 1919 by Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith) p. 266 (purchased by MGM in 1981; merged to form MGM/UA Entertainment Co.) p. 267 (MGM/UA purchased in 1986, United Artists sold as a separate company; name changed to MGM/UA Communications)
Wikipedia, Jan. 28, 2011 (motion picture production, distribution company)
United Artists, 1987: p. 342 (United Artists merged with MGM to form MGM/UA Entertainment Company; UA continued operations as a subsidiary of MGM) p. 343 (MGM/UA sold to Ted Turner in 1986, former MGM owner Kerkorian repurchased UA, called United Artists Pictures; neither the original company or successor company; new company owning assets of former United Artists)
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