In 1981 United Artists Corporation was sold to MGM Film Company. In 1983 the parent body changed its name to MGM/UA Entertainment Co. Works by these bodies are found under the name used at the time of publication.
United Artists Corporation was a motion picture production and distribution company. The company was established by Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith in 1919. In 1981 the company was purchased by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and merged to form MGM/UA Entertainment. It operated as a subsidiary unit within MGM/UA until the sale of the company in 1986.
The African Queen. [MP] 1951.
Pumpkin, 2002 credits (United Artists, an MGM company)
Int. dir. of company histories, 2007 p. 263 (founded 1919 by Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, Douglas Fairbanks, and D.W. Griffith) p. 266 (purchased by MGM in 1981; merged to form MGM/UA Entertainment Co.) p. 267 (MGM/UA purchased in 1986, United Artists sold as a separate company; name changed to MGM/UA Communications)
Wikipedia, Jan. 28, 2011 (motion picture production, distribution company)
United Artists, 1987 p. 342 (United Artists merged with MGM to form MGM/UA Entertainment Company; UA continued operations as a subsidiary of MGM) p. 343 (MGM/UA sold to Ted Turner in 1986, former MGM owner Kerkorian repurchased UA, called United Artists Pictures; neither the original company or successor company; new company owning assets of former United Artists)