Paramount Studios


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About the studio...

Paramount Studios is the last major studio which is still located in Hollywood. The other studios have moved to the Valley or Culver City.

Paramount began back in 1913, when Cecil B. DeMille shot the first successful film in Hollywood, a Western called "The Squaw Man", from a rented barn on Sunset Blvd. It continued its pioneering ways with the silent classic "The Shiek", which helped make Rudolph Valentino a star.

By 1926, Paramount had moved into its present location near Gower & Melrose, and by then its stable of stars included W.C. Fields, Mae West and Mary Pickford.

During the Golden Age of movies in the '40s, the studio made a string of Bob Hope / Bing Crosby "road pictures", in addition to hits like "Double Indemnity", "The Lost Weekend" and "Going My Way."

Later years saw Paramount produce "White Christmas," "Breakfast at Tiffany's," "True Grit," "The Godfather" and "Chinatown."

As the Paramount lot grew, it absorbed the adjoining RKO studio, which included Lucille Ball's DesiLu Studios.

Most recently, the studio has given us "Forrest Gump," "Braveheart," "Face/Off," "Saving Private Ryan," "The Truman Show" and "Titanic".

The studio branched into television, with the amazingly successful string of "Star Trek" shows.

Many TV sitcoms have been shot right on the studio lot, including "Cheers," "Wings," "Fraiser," "Becker," "Girlfriends," "Reba", "The Hughleys", and others. Currently "Dr. Phil", "The Doctors", "Marvin Marvin" & "See Dad Run" film here.


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860 N. Gower Street,
Hollywood, CA 90038
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What's going on in the area:

What's going on in the area:

PARAMOUNT STUDIO TOUR

5555 Melrose Avenue. Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 956-5575

Paramount Studios, the only major classic studio still located in Hollywood, stands rich in history and tradition while continuing to set the standard for global entertainment. Your tour of Paramount is a guided, 2 hour, historical and informational look behind-the-scenes of the daily operation of a jajor motion picture and television facility. No two tours are exactly alike due to the spontaneous nature of production activity. And don't be surprised if you suddenly encounter one of your favorite celebrities...after all, this is their workplace!

For information regarding guilded tours and free television tickets, please call:

PARAMOUNT GUEST RELATIONS

(323) 956-1777 general information
(323) 956-4552 group information


ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED
All guests must be a minimum of at least 12 years of age.

Pedestrian Entrance
5555 Melrose Ave
NO PARKING AT MELROSE MAIN GATE
(Please use Windsor Parking Lot (Melrose at Windsor)





OTHER THINGS TO DO NEAR PARAMOUNT!!

HOLLYWOOD FOREVER CEMETARY
6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
The final resting places of some Hollywood's best known entertainment pioneers. In all there are more than 400 celebrities buried here. As you walk the grounds watch for the gravesites and crypts of Rudolph Valentino, Cecille B DeMille, Edward G. Robinson, Janet Gaynor, Tyrone Power, and John Huston. As Mel Blanc's headstone says "That's all folks." Upon entering the grounds, you will be asked to purchase a $5 map which will show you the location of celebrity graves.
Gates open at 8AM and close at 6 PM



PINOT HOLLYWOOD 1448 N. Gower, Hollywood, CA 90028
Hip, power-lunch spot for the film set.
Calif-French. Expensive. Business attire.



HOLLYWOOD SIGN
Snap a picture of this world-famous landmark...
The best spot is standing on Gower Street facing directly north towards the sign. This is an unobstructed view and will give you a perfectly centered photograph. Just like the postcards!



GRAUMAN'S CHINESE THEATER
6925 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
Built in 1927, this has been the site of countless Hollywood Premieres and home to the legendary footprints of some of Hollywood's biggest stars!! Legend has it that actress Norma Talmadge accidentally stepped in the wet cement which inspired Sid Grauman to round up Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks to do the same thereby inaugurating the world's largest autograph album! Come see the footprint's and inscriptions of Shirley Temple, Bette Davis, John Wayne (as Lucy Ricardo did), Humphrey Bogart, Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Clint Eastwood, Tom Cruise, Harrison Ford, and so many many more.



HOLLYWOOD WALK OF FAME
Hollywood Blvd from La Brea to Gower and Vine Street from Yucca to Sunset Blvd
The first star was placed on the Walk of Fame on February 9, 1960 for actress Joanne Woodward. Since then hundreds of personalities from the entertainment world have been honored for helping to make Hollywood the most famous community in the world!
Be sure to look for your favorite celebrities.
The distinctive bronze stars are embedded in pink terrazzo and surrounded by charcoal terrazzo squares. Each star is engraved with the name of the artist and with an emblem identifying the category in which they are being honored - Motion Pictures, Television, Radio, Recording, or Live Theater. The walk has been designated by the City of Los Angeles as a Cultural and Historical Landmark.
To find a list of star locations try one of the souvenir shops on the Boulevard or one of the local newsstands.



HOLLYWOOD ROOSEVELT HOTEL
7000 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90048
(323) 466-7000
A member of the National Historic Register, The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel was founded in 1927 by a group of Hollywood luminaries who included Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin, Sid Grauman, and Louis B. Mayer.
In 1929 the first Academy Awards were presented at a black-tie dinner, held in the Blossom Room of the hotel. Following dinner, Academy president Douglas Fairbanks made the presentations. Twelve Oscars were handed out in less then 10 minutes! Among the recipients was Janet Gaynor for Best Actress and 'Wings' as Best Picture. Receiving special awards that evening were Charlie Chaplin for his versatility and genius as an actor and to Warner Bros. for producing the first talking picture, 'The Jazz Singer'.
The Hotel has hosted many celebrities over the years. Among them Clark Gable and Carol Lombard. It's rumored that the ghosts of Montgomery Clift and Marilyn Monroe still haunt the hotel.
Top entertainers have played the art-deco styled Cinegrill and crowds are still drawn to this well known cabaret. On the Mezzanine level you can take a self-guided tour of a Museum that depicts the history of Hollywood and the movies.
Parking: Hotel Valet or on street parking. There are also parking lots across the street.


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