Monogram Pictures

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Monogram Pictures Corporation was an American film studio that produced mostly low-budget films between 1931 and 1953, when the firm completed a transition to the name Allied Artists Pictures Corporation. Monogram was among the smaller studios in the golden age of Hollywood, generally referred to collectively as Poverty Row. Lacking the financial resources to deliver the lavish sets, production values, and star power of the larger studios, Monogram sought to attract its audiences with the promise of action and adventure.

Quick facts: Industry, Founded, Founders, Defunct, Fate...
Monogram Pictures
FoundedSouthern California (1931)
predecessor-in-interest to Allied Artists Pictures Corporation (1946)
FoundersW. Ray Johnston
Trem Carr
DefunctSouthern California (1953)
Allied Artists Pictures Corporation (1979)
FatePresently dormant
(through United Artists)
(pre-August 1946)
Warner Bros.
(through Lorimar Motion Pictures)
(post-August 1946)
Paramount Pictures
(through Melange Pictures)
(select post-1938 films)
Key people
Kim Richards, Chairman and CEO, Robert Fitzpatrick, President
ProductsMotion pictures
Television production
Music publishing
Television syndication
Online games
Mobile entertainment
Video on demand
Digital distribution

The company's trademark is now owned by Allied Artists International.[1] The original sprawling brick complex which functioned as home to both Monogram and Allied Artists remains at 4376 Sunset Drive, utilized as part of the Church of Scientology Media Center (formerly KCET's television facilities).[2]

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