Paramount Studios

Paramount Studios is the only movie studio that is still located in Hollywood. Paramount Studios began in 1913 in a rented horse barn. In 1926, the studio moved to new locations on Gower Street, where an existing studio had been built in 1917.

Paramount Pictures began with classic silent films such as The Sheik with Rudolph Valentino, from 1921. It also had the first movie to ever win an Academy Award for Best Picture, Wings from 1927.

Paramount movie stars included Mae West and W.C. Fields. And Alfred Hitchcock shot some of his best films at Paramount, like Psycho from 1960. But Paramount is also known for great movies like The Ten Commandments from 1956, Love Story from 1970 and The Godfather from 1972. The Godfather and The Godfather Part II (1974) both won Ocsars for best picture - the only time a film and its sequel have done this. There was also a Godfather Part III (1990).

Paramount is a huge studio covering an area almost as big as Disneyland. It employs over 5,000 people.