Cinema: Newsreel, Oct. 4, 1954

¶ In Hollywood, Howard Hughes's limping RKO studios announced that all production would stop for "the present." The studio cut its already skeletonized staff, planned to rent its studio space to independent moviemakers and release their pictures. Cinemaoimator Walt Disney has already ended his 17-year tie-in with RKO, from now on will distribute his films through his own outlet, Buena Vista Film Distribution Co., Inc.

¶ In Manhattan, This Is Cinerama, pioneer 3-D spectacle among U.S. films, finishes up its second year this week—still going strong. Its exhibitors, Stanley Warner Management Corp., totted up some cheerful facts and figures. Shown in...

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