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(HI) Business and cultural history of Warner Brothers 1925-1950

I am writing a business and cultural history of Warner Bros with emphasis on the period 1925-1950 when the Warner brothers owned and managed the company.

An important element in the Warner Bros. story is the role federal antitrust suits played in the company’s evolution. Many of the Senate and House hearings investigating FTC and Justice Department allegations about restraint of trade by the Hollywood oligopoly were available to me on microfiche at the University of Hawaii.

Gwen Sinclair, head of the UH documents division, introduced me to the CIS files and instructed me how to use Lexis-Nexis to locate the documents relavant to my study.

— non-affiliated writer, researcher, user

CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


  1. My Grandfather worked for Warner Bros during this time as a Master Editor…George Roland!! Do you have information about him? I guess he created a 360 degree projector that he had a patent on and said that it was stolen from him….from Warner Bros. I have some very interesting documents!!

    Just wondering…

    Gina Finney

    • Hi Gina,

      I’m answering your comment because you did not leave an e-mail.

      We don’t normally answer reference questions on this site. We’re just a few volunteers writing about government information issues in our spare time.

      And the person who wrote this success story isn’t affiliated with Free Government Information at all and so probably hasn’t seen your question.

      You might want to go to this list of libraries that offer web reference services and ask your question at one of those.

      Good luck finding information on your grandfather. It sounds like an interesting story!

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