Paramount Pictures, Los Angeles

Paramount Pictures, Los Angeles

Paramount Pictures Corporation stands as a prominent American company in the realm of film and television production and distribution. It serves as the flagship division of Paramount Global. Remarkably, it ranks as the sixth-oldest film studio worldwide, the second-oldest within the United States, and holds the unique distinction of being the sole member of the "Big Five" film studios situated within the city limits of Los Angeles.

In 1916, the notable film producer Adolph Zukor entered into contracts with 24 actors and actresses, bestowing each with the honor of having their names grace the studio's logo alongside a star. However, in 1967, the number of stars on the logo was trimmed down to 22, and their underlying symbolism was abandoned. A significant milestone occurred in 2014 when Paramount Pictures became the initial major Hollywood studio to exclusively distribute its films in digital format.

Paramount Pictures enjoys the distinction of being one of the largest and most prosperous studios globally. The studio boasts a roster of illustrious stars, including luminaries such as Marlene Dietrich, Clara Bow, Gary Cooper, and a multitude of other renowned figures. Paramount has been responsible for the creation of numerous top-grossing films throughout history, including blockbuster hits like Titanic, Forrest Gump, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Iron Man, Star Trek, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and many others.

For those interested in gaining insights into the inner workings of the film industry, Paramount Pictures offers guided tours. These tours provide visitors with the opportunity to observe the behind-the-scenes processes of movie production. Paramount studio tours are both educational and entertaining, making them a standout attraction for visitors and often a highlight of trips to Los Angeles.

Why You Should Visit:
To see behind the scenes of how film and TV shows are made. Tours are conducted in small groups of about 20-25 people. You go through the back lot and some of the sound stages. Good explanation by knowledgeable tour guides. Interesting interactive museum to end the tour.

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Sight Name: Paramount Pictures
Sight Location: Los Angeles, USA (See walking tours in Los Angeles)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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