United Artists Corporation

United Artists Corporation (UA) was an American production and distribution company founded in 1919 by D.W. Griffith, Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks as a venture premised on allowing actors to control their own interests rather than being dependent upon commercial studios.

After numerous ownership and structural changes and revamps, United Artists was acquired by media conglomerate Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) in 1981 for a reported $350 million ($1.1 billion today). On September 22, 2014, MGM acquired a controlling interest in One Three Media and Lightworkers Media and merged them to revive the television production unit of United Artists as United Artists Media Group (UAMG). MGM itself acquired UAMG on December 14, 2015, and folded it into their own television division.

MGM briefly revived the United Artists brand name under United Artists Digital Studios for the Stargate Origins web series as part of its Stargate franchise but retired it after 2019 and used their eponymous MGM brand instead for its new subsequent content releases.

A local joint distribution venture between MGM and Annapurna Pictures launched on October 31, 2017 was rebranded as United Artists Releasing on February 5, 2019 in honor of its 100th anniversary. However, the new parent company of MGM, Amazon, folded it into MGM on 4 March 2023 citing "newfound theatrical release opportunities" following the box-office opening success of Creed III.

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1928 - 1932

Roles Represented in DAHR: Motion picture production company

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Recordings (Results 1-25 of 193 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor MVE-46276 16-in. 7/23/1928 Tempest : Overture Motion Picture Orchestra Orchestra, with male vocal solo Motion picture production company  
Victor MVE-46277 16-in. 7/23/1928 Tempest Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with female vocal solo and mixed vocal chorus Motion picture production company  
Victor MVE-46278 16-in. 7/23/1928 Tempest Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra Motion picture production company  
Victor MVE-46279 16-in. 7/24/1928 Tempest Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with mixed vocal chorus Motion picture production company  
Victor MVE-46280 16-in. 7/24/1928 Tempest Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with mixed vocal chorus Motion picture production company  
Victor MVE-46281 16-in. 7/24/1928 Tempest Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with male vocal solo and mixed vocal chorus Motion picture production company  
Victor MVE-46282 16-in. 7/25/1928 Tempest Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with mixed vocal chorus Motion picture production company  
Victor MVE-46283 16-in. 7/25/1928 Tempest Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra Motion picture production company  
Victor MVE-46284 16-in. 7/25/1928 Tempest Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with mixed vocal chorus Motion picture production company  
Victor MVE-46285 16-in. 7/26/1928 Tempest Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with mixed vocal chorus Motion picture production company  
Victor MVE-46286 16-in. 7/26/1928 Tempest Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with mixed vocal chorus Motion picture production company  
Victor MVE-46287 16-in. 7/26/1928 Tempest : Reel 11 Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with mixed vocal chorus Motion picture production company  
Victor MVE-46700 16-in. 7/31/1928 Two lovers Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with mixed vocal chorus Motion picture production company  
Victor MVE-46701 16-in. 7/31/1928 Two lovers Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra Motion picture production company  
Victor MVE-46702 16-in. 8/1/1928 Two lovers Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra Motion picture production company  
Victor MVE-46703 16-in. 8/1/1928 Two lovers Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with male vocal chorus Motion picture production company  
Victor MVE-46704 16-in. 8/1/1928 Two lovers : Overture Motion Picture Orchestra Orchestra, with female-male vocal duet Motion picture production company  
Victor MVE-46705 16-in. 8/1/1928 Two lovers Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra Motion picture production company  
Victor MVE-46706 16-in. 8/1/1928 Two lovers Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra Motion picture production company  
Victor MVE-46707 16-in. 8/2/1928 Two lovers Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with male vocal chorus Motion picture production company  
Victor MVE-46708 16-in. 8/2/1928 Two lovers Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with male vocal chorus Motion picture production company  
Victor MVE-46709 16-in. 8/2/1928 Two lovers Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with male vocal chorus Motion picture production company  
Victor MVE-46710 16-in. 8/3/1928 Two lovers Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra, with male vocal chorus Motion picture production company  
Victor MVE-46712 16-in. 8/3/1928 Two lovers : Epilogue Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture epilogue : Orchestra Motion picture production company  
Victor MVE-47435 16-in. 9/10/1928 The woman disputed Motion Picture Orchestra Motion picture soundtrack : Orchestra Motion picture production company  
(Results 1-25 of 193 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "United Artists Corporation," accessed May 28, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100016.

United Artists Corporation. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved May 28, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100016.

"United Artists Corporation." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 28 May 2024.

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