Adolph Zukor

  • American

Adolph Zukor was American film producer notable as one of the founders of Paramount Pictures. - AsNotedIn

Notable Position Organization From To
Paramount Pictures 1914
President Famous Players-Lasky Corp 1916


Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1891/03/16 Adolph Zukor, an orphan, immigrates to America using the name Adolf Zuckery. Sailing from Hamburg on the SS RUGIA on March 1, he arrives in New York City on 16 March 1891. Life Battery Park, NYC New York City
1912/06/01 Adolph Zucker attracts the carriage trade (wealthy patrons) with a higher quality of film by importing "La Reine Elisabeth" (Queen Elizabeth) starring Sarah Bernhardt from the French Cine Arts and showing it in a formal theatre with a high ticket price. Exhibitor Lyceum Theatre (Broadway), NYC New York City American Lightning - The Birth Of Hollywood
1913/02/18 Base on a play by Edward Rice, that was adapted from the book by A Hope, "The Prisoner of Zenda" photo play is released by Famous Players. Directed by Edwin Porter and Hugh Ford, the silent film stars James Hackett, Beatrice Beckley and David Torrence. Producer The Prisoner of Zenda (book)
1914/05/08 Utah theatre owner, W W Hodkinson with Jesse Lasky, Adolph Zukor, Hobart Bosworth and others, merge 11 film rental bureaus to create the first nation wide distributor of feature films, Paramount Pictures. Work American Lightning - The Birth Of Hollywood
1918/02/00 Famous Players Lasky Corporation absorbs Paramount Pictures, their distribution subsidiary into the company, combining production, distribution and exhibition in one company. Work
1956/12/27 Jesse L Lasky Feature Play Co founders, dedicate the Lasky-DeMille Barn as "Hollywood's First Major Film Company Studio". Designate as California State Historic Landmark No 554, the building represents the birth of the Hollywood motion picture industry. Dignitary Lasky-DeMille Barn, LA Los Angeles
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