Radio: Movies to TV

Hollywood's sellout to TV last week moved into the multimillion-dollar bracket. Thomas F. O'Neil, president of General Teleradio and new board chairman of RKO Radio Pictures, announced a $15 million deal with C & C Super Corp., which has taken a perpetual lease on 740 RKO features and 1,000 shorts. The features include such old favorites as Gunga Din, Citizen Kane, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Abe Lincoln in Illinois, Kitty Foyle, Stage Door, Having Wonderful Time, Once Upon a Honeymoon and eight Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers musicals. All the films in the package may now be rented to TV stations for...

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