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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1927/10/00 Joseph P Kennedy FBO Owner In late 1927 David Sarnoff, general manager of RCA, approaches Joseph P Kennedy about using the system for Kennedy's studio, Film Booking Offices of America (FBO). Negotiations resulted in General Electric acquiring a substantial interest in FBO.
1931/00/00 Cary Grant Actor Archibald Leach signs a five-year contract at 450 dollars a week for Paramount Studios and changes his name to Cary Grant.
1932/11/21 Cary Grant Actor Mae West and Cary Grant begin filming "She Done Him Wrong". The film wast shoot in 18 days instead of the typical 15 to 20 weeks for a big picture. She Done Him Wrong
1935/00/00 Lucille Ball Actress - flower girl Lucille Ball lands an uncredited role as 'flower girl' in RKO Radio Pictures' "Top Hat". Top Hat
1938/00/00 Nathanael West Work Nathanael West lands a $350-a-week job at RKO studios.
1940/06/29 RKO Pictures Studio On a Saturday morning with few RKO studio executives watching, Orson Welles begins filming Citizen Kane. "The first day I ever walked onto a set was my first day as a director." OW Citizen Kane
1940/07/00 Orson Welles Director After dinner every night for about a month, I'd run Stagecoach, often with some different technician or department head from the studio, and ask questions. "How was this done?" "Why was this done?" It was like going to school. - OW Citizen Kane
1943/05/00 Mark Robson Director Mark Robson films "The Seventh Victim" over 24 days at RKO Studios in Los Angeles. The Seventh Victim
1948/00/00 RKO Pictures Owner Hughes acquires RKO. The globe on top of Stage 21 at Gower St and Melrose Ave originally supported a radio tower with RKO in neon lettering beaming out a Morse code signal "An RKO Radio Picture" (or in the studio's earliest releases, A Radio Picture).
1948/00/00 Howard Hughes Owner Hughes acquires RKO. The globe on top of Stage 21 at Gower St and Melrose Ave originally supported a radio tower with RKO in neon lettering beaming out a Morse code signal "An RKO Radio Picture" (or in the studio's earliest releases, A Radio Picture).
1957/00/00 Lucille Ball Owner Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball buy the RKO lot from General Tire. The couple's company's, Desilu, other production facility was on Cahuenga Blvd. Arnaz and Ball met when they were RKO contract players in the 1940s.

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Lasky-DeMille Barn, LA

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Particulars for Paramount Studios:
Business American Film Industry
Area of Significance Entertainment - Recreation
Historic Use Film Studio
Area of Significance Performing Arts
Owner Private
Area of Significance Social History




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