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Marsha Hunt and Republic Pictures Celebrate 75 Years

A resident of the area for more than half a century, Marsha talks about working at the studio that is now celebrating its 75th anniversary, and it's her 75th anniversary of being in the business.

Longtime resident and community activist Marsha Hunt will be 93 next month, and she shares an anniversary with Republic Pictures—it's her 75th year in show business, and Republic, were it still around, would have been 75, too.

Hunt worked with John Wayne, who got his start at Republic—now the CBS Center Studios on Radford Avenue—and she did two movies at Republic that were not Westerns. She recently posed at the studio with the luminaries who worked at Republic (see photo album). And, now she will be the subject of a movie thanks to documentarian Roger C. Memos.

Check out the video of her discussing Republic, and mark on your calendar the free Republic Pictures 7th Anniversary Celebration with lectures, serials and trailers, live performances of swing and Western music, entertainment by gun spinners, rope twirlers, trick horses, cowboy poets, and a diverse collection of memorabilia. In addition, a speakers forum with prominent industry experts and Republic celebrities will discuss a range of topics from creating sci-fi special effects to tales of working at Republic Pictures. 

Also check out Patch's booth, where you'll learn more about us, and we'll have rare Republic posters on display.

Roger C. Memos July 07, 2011 at 05:48 AM
Thank so much for this wonderful article on the truly amazing, charismatic, giving Marsha Hunt. As Mike mentioned, I'm directing a feature documentary on Marsha. We're trying to raise funds for editing our film. If you are on facebook, please visit and LIKE our film facebook page "Marsha Hunt's Sweet Adversity". I hope to have the film ready for next year - so Marsha can enjoy before her 95th birthday! best to all,, Roger c. memos

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