Selection of items from the RKO Radio Pictures photographs. RKO Radio Pictures was an American film production and distribution company founded in 1928. RKO actively produced films through 1958 and released films through 1960. The collection consists entirely of motion picture production photographs for 833 feature films distributed by RKO. Included are scenes, portraits of the players in character, and general publicity. Many titles include off-camera photographs taken on sets and on location, showing various aspects of the productions in progress. Nearly all of the films distributed by the company are represented, including the musicals of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Katharine Hepburn's early features, and films from directors like Mark Sandrich, George Stevens, Jacques Tourneur and Orson Welles. Read more about the RKO Radio Pictures photographs.