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Multicolor Films Inc.

Multicolor, Limited was a short-lived company based on a printing process of the same name used to produce color films. Rowland V. Lee and William Worthington started the company in 1929 and it lasted until the end of 1932. Howard Hughes, Jr. purchased the company in 1930, and under his control Multicolor processed sequences for many films and two feature films. Construction of the new Multicolor manufacturing plant at 7000 Romaine Street in Los Angeles, California was completed in 1930. The building later served as Hughes’ headquarters in California, but company was unprofitable and went defunct in 1932.


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