Trem Carr
Date of Birth
Nov 06, 1891
Birth Place:
Trenton, IL

Biography

A native of Trenton, IL, American film executive Trem Carr left a construction business to enter the burgeoning motion picture industry in 1922, first as a producer, then as vice-president of Syndicate Pictures. That company was reorganized into Monogram Pictures in 1931, with W. Ray Johnston as president and Carr as head of production. Four years later, the financially strapped company merged with Nat Levine's Mascot Pictures to form Republic Pictures. The spirited Carr, unfortunately, did not get along with Herbert I. Yates, Republic's impervious chairman and left the company in favor of producing for Universal. He was back with the reorganized Monogram by 1941, and stayed with that company until his death from a heart attack during a vacation near San Diego, CA. At the time of his death, Carr was a co-owner of the venerable -- and now sadly demolished -- Hollywood Hotel. ~ Hans J. Wollstein, Rovi

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