Billy Graham Center

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Small Collection 26 - 1961 Annual Report of the BGEA: Worldwide Pictures

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Small Collection 26 [December 1, 2004]

BGEA: Worldwide Pictures; 1951-

Annual Report; 1961

1 Folder


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Historical Background

Religious film production company; formed in 1951 as a Billy Graham Evangelistic Association subsidiary to produce and distribute films, most of which would combine a fictional or true story of a person's conversion with scenes from an actual BGEA crusade; most films were available for distribution to churches, but occasionally to the general public through release in commercial theaters; WWP's presidents were Dick Ross and William Brown; until 1988, production was done in WWP's Burbank, California, office; distribution was coordinated from WWP's Minneapolis office; Burbank office closed and operations consolidated in Minneapolis, 1988.

Scope and Content

Annual report (1961) for World Wide Pictures, Inc. Combines pictures of recent film releases, proposed budget, and a report on the use of World Wide films by foreign mission boards.


The materials for this collection were deposited at the Center in December 1975 by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.

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Expiration: indefinite

Wheaton College 2005