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Universal Pictures (Firm)

LC control no.n 83146749
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Corporate name headingUniversal Pictures (Firm)
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Variant(s)Universal (Firm)
Universal Studios
Universal City Studios. Universal Pictures
See alsoPredecessor: Universal-International (Firm)
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Hierarchical superior: MCA Inc.
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Biography/History noteUniversal Pictures is a motion picture production and distribution company. Originally established in 1912 as the Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Universal Pictures regained its name in 1963 following its acquisition by MCA.
Beginning date1963
Field of activityMotion pictures--Production and direction Motion pictures--Distribution
Found inHirschhorn, C. The Universal story, 1983 (subj.) CIP galleys (Universal)
Moody's ind. man., 1982: p. 5690 (on 3/25/66 Universal Pictures Company merged into Universal City Studios, Inc.)
Int. motion pict. alm., 1981: (on 3/25/66 Universal Pictures became a div. of Universal City Studios, Inc.)
The day of the jackal [MP] 1973: credits (Universal Studios)
Wikipedia, Jan. 6, 2011 (Universal-International acquired by MCA in 1962; subsidiary renamed Universal Pictures)
City of dreams, 1997: p. 165 ("International" dropped from Universal Pictures name in 1963)
IMDB, Jan. 6, 2011 (Universal Pictures; motion picture production and distribution company)