The Adolph Zukor correspondence spans the years 1912-1977 (bulk 1920-1935) and encompasses 3 linear
feet. The collection consists of correspondence received by Zukor. There is also biographical data;
speeches; invitations; programs; awards; stockholders' reports for Famous Players-Lasky, Paramount, and
Paramount Publix; press releases; and documents relating to the bankruptcy of Paramount Publix.
Adolph Zukor was a Hungarian-born film executive who emigrated to the United States in 1888. In 1912
Zukor launched the Famous Players Film Company. Famous Players merged with the Jesse L. Lasky Feature
Play Company in 1916 to form Famous Players-Lasky, which acquired a controlling interest in Paramount
Pictures. Zukor was president of Paramount until 1935, when the company was reorganized; he remained a
figurehead (chairman of the board emeritus) until his death. He was honored by the Academy with a Special
Award (1948) for his service to the film industry.
3 linear feet of papers.
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