- 1976 – Adolph Zukor, American film producer, co-founded Paramount Pictures (b. 1873).
Adolph Zukor (Hungarian: Zukor Adolf; 07 January 1873 to 10 June 1976) was a Hungarian-American film producer best known as one of the three founders of Paramount Pictures.
He produced one of America’s first feature-length films, The Prisoner of Zenda, in 1913.
Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American film and television production and distribution company and the main namesake subsidiary of Paramount Global (formerly ViacomCBS). It is the fifth oldest film studio in the world, the second oldest film studio in the United States (behind Universal Pictures), and the sole member of the “Big Five” film studios still located in the city limits of Los Angeles.
In 1916, film producer Adolph Zukor put 24 actors and actresses under contract and honoured each with a star on the logo. In 1967, the number of stars was reduced to 22 and their hidden meaning was dropped. In 2014, Paramount Pictures became the first major Hollywood studio to distribute all of its films in digital form only. The company’s headquarters and studios are located at 5555 Melrose Avenue, Hollywood, California.
Paramount Pictures is a member of the Motion Picture Association (MPA).