Mallory, Michael
December 2000
Daily Variety;12/18/2000, Vol. 270 Issue 12, pA1
Trade Publication
Focuses on American International Pictures head Samuel Arkoff's career in the motion picture industry in the United States. Arkoff's foray into film production and distribution; Arkoff's teamup with cinema manager James Nicholson; Ways in which Arkoff legitimized the exploitation film and pioneered the art of high concept, selling films on the basis of a loaded title and poster.


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