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Paramount Studios

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The Paramount Studios we see today looks quite different from the small studio that began on this block in Hollywood almost a century ago. In fact, the west half wasn't always Paramount. RKO and Desilu once occupied the western half and the small Mill on that side is sometimes called the Desilu Mill. Watch reruns of the original Start Trek and you will see Desilu on the end of the first season episodes of the Paramount cash cow. Today Paramount Studios covers more area and is about to begin an expansion.

Paramount Studios is one of two studios in the Los Angeles area that quietly offer intimate behind the scenes studio tours. These tours are conducted in small groups riding in large golf carts. Several times visitors are allowed to get out of the carts for controlled excursions. These tours offer a better insight than the better know tours offered as one of the attractions to a local theme park.


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Paramount Studios began in 1913 at Sunset and Vine. In 1926 the studio moved to a new site, an existing studio built in 1917 near Melrose and Gower, the current location.
From the beginning, the Paramount lot occupied the east side of the block, while various companies occupied the west side. These included RKO and finally in 1967, Desilu was acquired by Paramount which took over the studio on the west side of the block. It is now one studio with no apparent signs of the former wall between.


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Back lot - New York Street.

Back lot - New York Street.


Back lot - New York Street.
Back lot - New York Street.

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