Paramount: City of Dreams brings to life the operations of the world’s grandest movie lot as never before by opening its famous gates and revealing – for the first time – the wonderful myriad of soundstages and outdoor sets where, for one hundred years, Paramount has produced the world’s most famous films. With hundreds and hundreds of rare and unpublished photographs in color and black & white, readers are launched aboard a fun and entertaining “virtual tour” of Hollywood’s first, most famous and most mysterious motion picture studio. Paramount is a self-contained city. But unlike any community in the real world, this city’s streets and lawns, its bungalows and backlots, will be familiar even to those who have never been there. Now, for the first time, these much-filmed, much-haunted acres will be explored and the mysteries and myths peeled away – bringing into focus the greatest of all of Hollywood’s legendary dream factories.
|Publisher:||Taylor Trade Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
The Author of PARAMOUNT: HOLLYWOOD’S GREATEST STUDIO is Steven Bingen, an author, archivist, lecturer, and Hollywood insider who has contributed to dozens of books, articles and documentaries regarding film history, and in particular, Hollywood’s physical past, including the recent successes MGM: HOLLYWOOD’S GREATEST BACKLOT and WARNER BROS: HOLLYWOOD’s ULTIMATE BACKLOT.
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Whether or not you're an amateur filmmaker, this book is incredibly fascinating. You get to see black and white photos of all the sets, how the studio breaks itself down by departments, who was working on what when [super famous movie] came out, and you get to see its development from the 1960s onward. I often forget when I'm watching a movie that it was likely filmed on a set in a studio rather than out and about--and with the detail and size of the sets, you can see why! I would suggest this book to anyone who loves movies, film, or just takes a profound interest in how stuff works.