By E.J. Stephens, Michael Christaldi, Marc Wanamaker
For over a hundred years, Paramount photographs has been eye-catching motion picture and tv audiences all over the world with its captivating imagery and compelling tales. coming up from the collective genius of Adolph Zukor, Jesse L. Lasky, and Cecil B. DeMille in the course of the 1910s, Paramount images is domestic to such enduring classics as Wings, sundown street, the 10 Commandments, Love tale, The Godfather, the Indiana Jones sequence, Chinatown, Forrest Gump, Braveheart, big, and famous person Trek. Early Paramount Studios chronicles Paramounts origins, culminating within the construction and enlargement of the lot at 5555 Melrose road, the final significant movie studio nonetheless in Hollywood.
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Artcraft was set up to distribute the films of Hart, Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and Dorothy and Lillian Gish. It was discontinued in 1921. 38 Geraldine Farrar, 1916. Lasky lured soprano Geraldine Farrar away from the New York Metropolitan Opera for a time by awarding her the star treatment, including a private railroad car to carry her west, a two-story house in Hollywood, and her own bungalow on the lot, seen above, with, from left to right, DeMille, Farrar, and Lasky. Farrar starred in Joan the Woman in 1916.
1 on the map is the barn, where the studio began in December 1913. Douglas Fairbanks’s bungalow is near the corner of Selma and Argyle Avenues. The bungalow of his future wife, Mary Pickford, is at the corner of Sunset and Vine. 37 Pickford/Fairbanks Tea Party, 1921. Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks are joined for an informal tea party outside Pickford’s bungalow on the Famous Players– Lasky Hollywood lot by other studio power brokers. From left to right are Fairbanks (in costume from The Three Musketeers), Frances Marion, Allan Dwan, Cecil B.
Lasky, Frank Garbutt, Adolph Zukor, and Milton Hoffman survey the progress of their new studio while surrounded by workers. Garbutt was already a wealthy man before he became one of the founders of Paramount Pictures. His first fortune came from his oil-drilling inventions. He followed this up with sound investments in aircraft, motion pictures, and a ferry line. When he wasn’t helping to run Union Oil and the Automobile Club of Southern California, Garbutt could be found racing cars and tinkering with new inventions.
Early Paramount Studios (Images of America) by E.J. Stephens, Michael Christaldi, Marc Wanamaker
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