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  2. The first feature length film was produced here in 1912 by Jesse L. Lasky and Cecil B. DeMille. This 1901 barn turned studio was designated California State Historic Landmark No. 554 in 1956. Open 11am - 3pm Sat & Sun Hollywood Heritage Members: Free Adults: $10 Children Under 12: Free Take a docent-led tour or browse on your own. Events

  3. Paramount Pictures | History, Credits, & Facts | Britannica

    Paramount Pictures Corp. was established in 1914 by W.W. Hodkinson as a film distributor, offering Adolph Zukor’s Famous Players Film Company, the Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company, and other producers an outlet for their movies. In 1916 Zukor and Lasky merged their companies to form the Famous Players–Lasky Corporation and acquired ...

  4. The Ten Commandments (1956 film) - Wikipedia

    Plot After hearing the prophecy of a Hebrew deliverer, Pharaoh Rameses I of Egypt orders the death of all newborn Hebrew males. Yochabel saves her infant son by setting him adrift in a basket on the Nile.

  5. Blanche Lasky, sister of Jesse L. Lasky, one of the first American film producers, married him by then. In 1913, Samuel formed The Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company with Lasky, DeMille, and Apfel. The business paid $4000 for the film rights to ‘Squaw Man’.

  6. The 30+ Best Clara Bow Movies, Ranked By Fans

    Even though she knows that he is in love with another woman, she refuses to grant him a divorce and repeat the mistake of her divorced parents. Produced by Jesse L. Lasky, E. Lloyd Sheldon, and Adolph Zukor for the Famous Players-Lasky, the film was released on April 25, 1927 by Paramount Pictures.

  7. Mervyn LeRoy - Wikipedia

    In October 1919 LeRoy, just turned 19, approached his cousin Jesse L. Lasky, a former vaudevillian who was twenty years his senior. Lasky was a partner with rising movie moguls Samuel Goldwyn and Adolf Zukor at its New York headquarters at Famous Players–Lasky .

  8. Academy Award for Best Picture - Wikipedia

    Famous Players–Lasky (Lucien Hubbard, Jesse L. Lasky, B.P. Schulberg, & Adolph Zukor, producers) 7th Heaven: Fox (William Fox, producer) The Racket: The Caddo Company (Howard Hughes, producer) 1928/29: The Broadway Melody: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (Irving Thalberg & Lawrence Weingarten, producers) Alibi: Feature Productions (Roland West, producer ...

  9. Los Angeles in 1923: A Budding City Sees Turbulent Growth ...

    L.A., full of unrealized potential, was called “The Wonder City of America.” ... Studio heads Joseph Schenck and Jesse Lasky, producer-director DeMille and stars Douglas Fairbanks and Mary ...

  10. Early Technicolor Films: List of the Best Early Movies in Color

    Early Technicolor Films Drake Bird Updated November 16, 2023 1.7K votes 99 voters 26.4K views Over 90 Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of Early Technicolor Films Voting Rules Must be technicolor movies only. A list of early Technicolor Films, with pictures where possible. Color movies first appeared as early as 1903.

  11. Sergeant Alvin York Biography & Quotes |

    In 1941, York was approached by a Hollywood producer Jesse L. Lasky who wanted to shoot a film based on his life. Lasky attempted, unsuccessfully, to convince York already in 1919. Now he was...