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 176-193 of 193 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor MRC-64540 16-in. 10/27/1930 The eyes of the world United Artists Corporation Motion picture soundtrack : Film to wax transfer Motion picture production company  
Victor MRC-64541 16-in. 10/27/1930 The eyes of the world United Artists Corporation Motion picture soundtrack : Film to wax transfer Motion picture production company  
Victor MRC-64542 16-in. 10/27/1930 The eyes of the world United Artists Corporation Motion picture soundtrack : Film to wax transfer Motion picture production company  
Victor MRC-67820 16-in. 1/15/1931 What a widow United Artists Corporation Motion picture soundtrack : Film to wax transfer Motion picture production company  
Victor MRC-67821 16-in. 1/15/1931 What a widow United Artists Corporation Motion picture soundtrack : Film to wax transfer Motion picture production company  
Victor MRC-67822 16-in. 1/15/1931 What a widow United Artists Corporation Motion picture soundtrack : Film to wax transfer Motion picture production company  
Victor MRC-67823 16-in. 1/15/1931 What a widow United Artists Corporation Motion picture soundtrack : Film to wax transfer Motion picture production company  
Victor MRC-67824 16-in. 1/15/1931 What a widow United Artists Corporation Motion picture soundtrack : Film to wax transfer Motion picture production company  
Victor MRC-67825 16-in. 1/15/1931 What a widow United Artists Corporation Motion picture soundtrack : Film to wax transfer Motion picture production company  
Victor MRC-67826 16-in. 1/15/1931 What a widow United Artists Corporation Motion picture soundtrack : Film to wax transfer Motion picture production company  
Victor MRC-67827 16-in. 1/16/1931 What a widow United Artists Corporation Motion picture soundtrack : Film to wax transfer Motion picture production company  
Victor MRC-67828 16-in. 1/16/1931 What a widow United Artists Corporation Motion picture soundtrack : Film to wax transfer Motion picture production company  
Victor MRC-67829 16-in. 1/16/1931 What a widow United Artists Corporation Motion picture soundtrack : Film to wax transfer Motion picture production company  
Victor CVE-69520 12-in. 5/11/1931 The front page United Artists Corporation Motion picture soundtrack : Film to wax transfer Motion picture production company  
Victor CVE-72373 12-in. 5/2/1932 The congress dances United Artists Corporation Motion picture soundtrack : Film to wax transfer Motion picture production company  
Victor CRC-72790 12-in. 7/26/1932 Sound effects from White zombie United Artists Corporation Sound effects : Re-recording from film to disc Motion picture production company  
Victor BRC-72791 10-in. 7/27/1932 Sound effects from White zombie United Artists Corporation Sound effects : Dubbed recording Motion picture production company  
Victor MVE-Test-572 16-in. 10/11/1929 The trespasser, reel 5 United Artists Corporation Motion picture soundtrack : Film to wax transfer Motion picture production company  
(Results 176-193 of 193 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "United Artists Corporation," accessed June 17, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100016.

United Artists Corporation. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved June 17, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100016.

"United Artists Corporation." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 17 June 2024.

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URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100016

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