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 bona-fide stars today, but it’s difficult for some to even find a job.
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.