Famous Corporate Bankruptcies


A

Aladdin Gaming, LLC (a Las Vegas hotel-casino) (2001)

American Banknote Corporation (1999).

American Federation of Television and Radio Artists/AFTRA (1982).

AMF Bowling Worldwide, Inc. (2001).


B

Baldwin Piano & Organ Company (2001).

Bethlehem Steel Corporation (2001).

Burlington Industries, Inc. (2001).


C

Carolco Pictures, Inc. (1995).

Chiquita Brands International, Inc. (2001).

Continental Airlines, Inc. (1967 & 1984).

Converse, Inc. (2001).

Cypress Gardens Adventure Park (2006) (one of the earliest Florida theme parks).


D

Dairy Mart Convenience Stores, Inc. (2001).

Delta Air Lines, Inc. (2005).

Dow Corning Corporation (1995).


E

Eastern Airlines, Inc. (1991).

Enron Corporation (2001) (second largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history; WorldCom below largest).

eToys, Inc. (2001).

Excite@Home (2001).


F

FAO Inc. (FAO Schwarz toy stores) (2003).

Frederick's of Hollywood, Inc. (2000).

Fruit of the Loom, Inc. (1999).


G

General Media (publisher of Penthouse magazine, 85% owned by Bob Guccione) (2003).


I

Interstate Bakeries Corporation (makers of "Twinkies," "Wonder Bread," et al.) (2004).


K

Kmart Corporation (2002).


L

Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. (2008).

Lionel Corporation (1967 & 1984).

Loews Cineplex Entertainment, Inc. (2000).


M

Maidenform, Inc. (1997).

Marvel Entertainment Group (1996).

McCrory Corporation (1992 & 2001).

Montgomery Ward, Inc. (1997 & 2000).


N

Northwest Airlines Corporation (2005).


O

Orion Pictures Corporation (1992).

Owens Corning Corporation (2000).


P

Pan Am Corporation (1998).

Paramount Studios (1932).

Planet Hollywood International, Inc. (1999 & 2001).

Polaroid Corporation (2001).

Purina Mills, Inc. (1999).


R

Regal Cinemas, Inc. (2001).

Resorts International, Inc. (1994).

Riviera Hotel and Casino (Las Vegas) (1984 & 1991).


S

Singer Company (1999).

Sizzler International, Inc. (1996).

Smith Corona Corporation (1995).

Southland Corporation ("7-11" stores) (1990).

Sunbeam Corporation (2001).

Swissair Group, Inc. (2001).


T

Texaco, Inc. (1987).

Toysmart.com (2000).

Trans World Airlines, Inc./TWA (1995 & 2000).

Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts Inc. (1992; 2004).


U

US Airways (2002).

U.S. Office Products Company ("Mail Boxes, Etc." stores) (2001).


V

Vlasic Foods International, Inc. (2001).


W

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. (2005).

Western Union Corporation (1993).

WorldCom, Inc. (2002) (largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history).

W.R. Grace & Company (2001).


Z

Zenith Electronics Corporation (1999).