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Eric Hoyt on Theatrical Reissues in the 1910s (Video)
19 Reissues Set, and 20th-Fox, WB May Add 4 More, Depending On Exhib Demands; Biggest Total Yet
Advertisement for THE BARGAIN, THE BENDIT AND THE PREACHER, and THE HELL HOUND OF ALASKA
Advertisement for old re-titled William S. Hart films. The films were released by W.H. Productions Co., a company controlled by the distributor of Hart's earliest films.
Early Product Shortage: Forces Playing Oldies
Article from Variety explaining that market conditions in 1939 were prompting exhibitors to play more reissues and revivals.
Exhibs Balk at Reissues
In 1944, Variety reported that exhibitors objected to the high rental rates that RKO was charging for the Snow White reissue.
Fewer Pix, Longer Runs
Hollywood Vault: Film Libraries before Home Video
Hollywood Vault is the story of how the business of film libraries emerged and evolved, spanning the silent era to the sale of feature libraries to television. Eric Hoyt argues that film libraries became valuable not because of the introduction of…
King Kong and Little Women Advertisement
RKO advertisement for 1938 reissues of King Kong and Little Women. Published in Film Daily.
MGM profits per season: reissue profits compared to total profits from theatrical film distribution
MGM Reissue Dataset (by Picture), 1925-1957
Reissue data on MGM pictures from the Eddie Mannix ledger.