Travel Photo Thursday | Paramount Pictures

Travel Photo Thursday | Paramount Pictures

Sunset Boulevard, A Place in the Sun, The Greatest Show on Earth, Rear Window, The Ten Commandments, Breakfast at Tiffany’s…..the list goes on and on.  All were filmed at this historic studio that was founded in 1912 by Adolph Zukor.  From its humble beginnings before the depression until today, Paramount Pictures has been a force to be reckoned with when it comes to telling magnificently crafted stories.  On a personal note, I think their best work was during Hollywood’s Golden age from the 1930s to the 1960s.

It was a time when stars truly earned the moniker, not as a result of their well-publicized misdeeds, but their actual talent on-screen.  People didn’t become celebrities because someone liked their sex tape (ok, maybe they did like the on-screen talent) or because they taped a reality show.  Maybe today’s Hollywood could take a lesson or two from the past?  Sure, there are bonafide stars today, but it’s difficult for some to even find a job.

Paramount Pictures

How many Oscar winners do you know who do not fade into the woodwork after they win?  These days, they have to compete with singers, reality stars, people who’ve dated stars, people who looked up at the sky and saw a star, etc.    Maybe one of these days, we will get back the Hollywood of old.  At least, that’s what I’m hoping for.

This photo is part of the Travel Photo Thursday series which is the brainchild of Nancie M with Budget Travelers Sandbox.



Renee King
  • Debbie Beardsley
    Posted at 12:08h, 28 April Reply

    I completely agree with you. . . Hollywood’s golden age was from the 30’s – 60’s! I really hope they can reclaim the greatness too.

    • Renee
      Posted at 12:28h, 28 April Reply

      Thanks, Debbie….glad to see a fellow admirer of old Hollywood in these parts!

  • wandering educators
    Posted at 16:15h, 28 April Reply

    love this glamour!!

  • Leigh
    Posted at 17:28h, 28 April Reply

    Very nice description of Hollywood then & now. From behind the gates it doesn’t look the way I expect Hollywood to look.

  • Nancie
    Posted at 18:48h, 28 April Reply

    Beautiful shots Renee. Yes, the 1930-1960’s were the best for the movie industry.

    Thanks for joining Travel Photo Thursday this week.

  • Michael Figueiredo
    Posted at 19:09h, 28 April Reply

    Paramount Studios is only a couple miles down Melrose from where I live. I pointed it out to my Australian guests on our big tour of L.A. this past weekend 🙂 I totally agree with you—I miss Hollywood’s Golden Age.

  • jade
    Posted at 21:09h, 28 April Reply

    Yay! Paramount- right down the street from me!!!

    • Renee
      Posted at 08:34h, 29 April Reply

      Jade, you lucky woman….I loved that part of L.A.!

  • RyukyuMike
    Posted at 22:17h, 28 April Reply

    Its been years since I’ve visited the Boulevard. What an experience! Thanks for sharing and bringing back good memories.

    • Renee
      Posted at 08:16h, 29 April Reply

      You are welcome, Mike! Thanks for coming by and check your email.

  • John in France
    Posted at 22:32h, 28 April Reply

    I had no idea Paramount Studios looked like this. Amazing!

    • Renee
      Posted at 08:13h, 29 April Reply

      It looks like a hacienda, doesn’t it?

  • Cathy Sweeney
    Posted at 12:16h, 29 April Reply

    Ah! Hollywood’s Golden Age — great films from that time! Cool photos – I’d like to visit the studios sometime.

    • Renee
      Posted at 12:08h, 02 May Reply

      Yes, we never quite made it inside, but will make it our business to do so next time.

  • Sensibletraveler
    Posted at 10:58h, 02 May Reply

    I have never been to LA–can you tour Paramount studios?

  • Jacinda Green
    Posted at 01:38h, 04 May Reply

    Love it! Dying to visit Hollywood one of these days.

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