A.R.A. 4

ARA (American Recording Artists) (U.S.A.) / c. 1946

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Design: The label name (ARA) is very understated, while the movie title is prominently highlighted, perhaps using the same lettering style as seen on the promotional posters. The movie, featuring superstars Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck (and of course Hitchcock himself, in a cameo appearance) appeared in 1945.

History: Thanks to collector Georg Richter of Germany for updated info: "Launched in 1944, ARA went bankrupt in 1946." Label scan courtesy of Canadian jazzologist and collector Dave Dixon.

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