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Savini, Robert M., 1886-1956


Robert M. Savini was a theater owner, film producer, distributor, and founder of Astor Pictures. Born in Huntington, New York on August 29, 1886, Savini moved to Florida in 1925 seeking movie production sites. He founded Astor Pictures in 1933, and managed twenty-six subsidiary companies underneath Astor Pictures. Savini died April 29, 1956 in Islamorada, Florida.


“Robert M. Savini, Film Distributor: Head of the Astor Pictures Corporation Dead–Made Early Movies in Florida.” New York Times. April 30, 1956. Accessed October 14, 2020.