In early 1944, Preston Sturges left Paramount Pictures at the end of his contract, and later that year to form, with Hughes, California Pictures Corporation, a short-lived film production company that only produced on feature film in two years. Hughes backed the corporation financially while Sturges served as the president and executive producer-director. California Pictures sole film,
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"Sturges and Hughes Disagree on Policy, End Partnership in California Pictures." New York Times (1923-Current file). October 31, 1946. Accessed September 17, 2020. http://ezproxy.library.unlv.edu/login?url=https://www.proquest.com/docview/107716131?accountid=3611.