Early Paramount Studios, California (Images of America Series)

Early Paramount Studios, California (Images of America Series)

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by E.J. Stephens, Michael Christaldi, Marc Wanamaker
     
 

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For over 100 years, Paramount Pictures has been captivating movie and television audiences worldwide with its alluring imagery and compelling stories. Arising from the collective genius of Adolph Zukor, Jesse L. Lasky, and Cecil B. DeMille during the 1910s, Paramount Pictures is home to such enduring classics as Wings, Sunset Boulevard, The Ten Commandments, Love

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For over 100 years, Paramount Pictures has been captivating movie and television audiences worldwide with its alluring imagery and compelling stories. Arising from the collective genius of Adolph Zukor, Jesse L. Lasky, and Cecil B. DeMille during the 1910s, Paramount Pictures is home to such enduring classics as Wings, Sunset Boulevard, The Ten Commandments, Love Story, The Godfather, the Indiana Jones series, Chinatown, Forrest Gump, Braveheart, Titanic, and Star Trek. Early Paramount Studios chronicles Paramount's origins, culminating in the creation and expansion of the lot at 5555 Melrose Avenue, the last major motion picture studio still in Hollywood.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781467130103
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
07/15/2013
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
381,435
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.35(d)

Meet the Author


E.J. Stephens is a noted Hollywood historian, tour guide, and television personality. He has previously coauthored Arcadia publications on Warner Bros. Studios, Griffith Park, and California's Santa Clarita Valley. Actor and comedian Michael Christaldi has appeared in many film, television, and stage productions and has one of the largest personal collections of movie stills in the world. He is a frequent contributor to book and documentary projects. Film historian and consultant Marc Wanamaker, a founder of the Hollywood Heritage Museum where Paramount traces its origins, established Bison Archives in 1973, which is one of Southern California's most notable repositories of entertainment heritage.

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Early Paramount Studios, California (Images of America Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent account of the early history of Paramount Pictures. As a movie buff I always wanted to read about Paramount but so little has been written about this Studio compared to Fox or Warner this book now fills the gap. Starting off with the little talked about head of Paramount, Adolph Zukor I learned so much about the beginning of the movie industry and how Paramount produced the first feature length films as well as the first features in Hollywood. It's loaded with photos,over two hundred,of the studio lot and stars such as Cary Grant,Carole Lombard, the Marx Brothers, Mae West and even New York Yankees great, Joe Di Maggio. I hope to see a second volume to bring us up to current times.