Famous Corporate Bankruptcies

Well-Known Corporations That Have Filed for Bankruptcy Protection:

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).
Circuit City (2008).
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).
Tribune Group (owner of the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, et al) (2008).
Trump Entertainment Resorts Inc. (1992; 2004; 2009; formerly called formerly Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts Inc.).

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).
W.R. Grace & Company (2001).

Z
Zenith Electronics Corporation (1999).