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    • Mascot Pictures

      MASCOT PICTURES



      Founded
      1927

      Defunct
      1935
      Successor Republic Pictures

      Headquarters
      First: Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, United States
      Later: Studio City, Los Angeles, California, United States

      Key People
      Nat Levine

      Products
      The King of the Kongo (1929)
      The Shadow of the Eagle (1932)
      In Old Santa Fe (1934)
      The Phantom Empire (1935)

      For more information;-
      Mascot Pictures- Wikipedia

      Please see:-
      Movies made and distributed by Mascot Pictures

      The Mascot Pictures Corporation
      was a minor film company of the 1920s and 1930s
      best known for producing film serials and B-westerns.
      Mascot's serial The King of the Kongo (1929)
      was the first serial to include sound, beating Universal Studios by several months.
      Mascot was formed in 1927 by Film producer Nat Levine.
      In 1935 it merged with other companies to form Republic Pictures.

      Early Years
      Mascot Pictures Corporation,
      was created by Nat Levine, a former personal secretary to
      Marcus Loew, in 1927 after the success of his independent serial
      The Silent Flyer (1926).

      In the beginning the production company operated out of the
      upstairs offices of a contractor's business on Santa Monica Boulevard.
      The company rented all of its equipment and facilities.



      In 1929 the studio made serial history with the production of
      The King of the Kongo.
      This was the first serial, from any production company,
      to be made with sound.
      Mascot's first All-Talking production was The Phantom of the West (1931)

      ..



      In 1932, Nat Levine of Mascot offered Duke
      a part in a serial he was producing,
      The Shadow of the Eagle.
      Although it was a Poverty Row studio,
      it was a stepping stone, which led to him starring in two other serials,
      The Hurricane Express and
      The Three Musketeers

      Sennett Studios



      It was from small Mascot Pictures, but Ladies Crave Excitement (1935)
      still packed "Bursting Action, Deep Drama...And Up To Date Romance"into its 73 minutes.
      Supervising editor Joseph H. Lewis would soon become a prolific director
      of B Westerns. His later film noirs, including the independently
      produced Gun Crazy (1949), would become renowned.

      By 1933, Mascot was successful enough to rent, and later buy,
      Sennett Studios after the original owner, famous producer-director
      Mack Sennett, went bankrupt because of the Great Depression.
      This made the company a true film studio.

      ..

      Mascot was responsible for the popularity of the concept
      of the "singing cowboy" and the "musical Western".
      In 1935, the studio produced The Phantom Empire
      with the then untried Gene Autry as the lead.

      Republic Pictures
      Mascot's film developer was Consolidated Film Corporation.
      In 1935, under pressure from that company's owner, Herbert Yates,
      Mascot merged with Consolidated Film and Monogram Pictures
      to form the larger Republic Pictures.
      Mascot became the serial and B-Western elements of the company,
      along with their studio.
      Along with other things, Monogram provided their distribution network
      and technical and financial elements came from Consolidated Film.

      Two other companies, Liberty Pictures and Majestic Pictures,
      rejected the offer and soon went out of business.

      Legacy
      Several careers began at Mascot Pictures.

      Actors
      * Gene Autry
      * Smiley Burnette
      * John Wayne

      Production crew
      * Ford Beebe
      * B. Reeves Eason
      * Joseph Kane
      * The Lydecker brothers
      * William Witney

      For more information;-

      Mascot Pictures- Wikipedia

      For more information
      Studios, Backlots and Ranches

      N.B
      All information correct at original posting, for updated information
      please click on Wikipedia link
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • Re: Duke's Movie Studios- Mascot

      Duke had had a torrid time working at Columbia,
      and after a fall out with the studio boss was now out of work.

      In 1932, Nat Levine of Mascot offered Duke
      a part in a serial he was producing,
      Shadow of the Eagle, although it was a Poverty Row studio,
      it was a stepping stone, which led to him starring in two other serials,
      The Hurricane Express and The Three Musketeers

      Duke's deal with Levine was non-exclusive, and would work with
      other studios in between.

      In 1932, Duke made the following 3 serials with Mascot:-

      The Shadow of the Eagle.
      The Hurricane Express
      The Three Musketeers

      Mascot like Monogram Pictures. Liberty and Majestic were,
      swallowed up by Herbert Yates,
      and the new company formed called Republic Pictures
      Including Mascot and Monogram Pictures,
      which became the biggest component of Republic,

      See also:-
      Duke's Movie Studios- Monogram
      Duke's Movie Studios- Republic
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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