The Paramount Pictures photographs span the years 1914-1970 and encompass 322 linear feet. Some 1,900
film titles are represented by approximately 200,000 photographic prints. They include scenes as well as
publicity portraits and off-camera photographs showing various aspects of productions in progress. (In
the 1950s MCA purchased the Paramount library of 770 sound films from 1929 to 1949, and thus most of
these titles have little to no coverage.) The set reference photographs span the years 1929-1970 and
consist of photographs for some 725 motion pictures. The photographs were taken of sets during film
production for continuity and other reference purposes and usually no persons are depicted. Due to
extensive conservation needs, material on most films released after 1941 is currently unavailable. The
biography photographs span from the 1930s to the 1960s and consist of studio gallery portraits and
general publicity. There are files on 168 individuals, primarily actors. Formats include 8x10 and 4x5
black-and-white photographic prints and negatives.
Paramount Pictures is an American film production and distribution company formed in 1914. The studio
is located in Hollywood, California.
332 linear feet of photographs.
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