A feature-length documentary exploring the history of Paramount Studios

A Paramount Story recounts the first fifty years of the legendary studio thru the eyes of its founder, Adolph Zukor and numerous actors, directors, producers and writers. Utilizing interviews with Mr. Zukor and appearances by numerous paramount alumni, we trace the path of the studio from its inception at the turn of the last century to its rise as one of the largest motion picture studios in the world.

Adolph Zukor and Mae West. circa 1933

The documentary includes a number of stories recounted by Paramount alumni that that give the viewer an insiders look at the legendary studio. The trailer below features Gene Roddenberry and the cast of the original Star Trek exploring how the Paramount series got started.

Excerpt from Roddenberry’s Trek (Forsher Productions, 2019)

AN ACTORS JOURNEY. The clip below features Jackie Cooper describing shooting a film as a child actor on the Paramount Lot.

Excerpt from Ticket To Hollywood (Forsher/Wanamaker, 1983)

C.B. DEMILLE: Actor/producer Henry Wilcoxon recounts his relationship with legendary director CB DeMiille.

Exercept from Ticket to Hollywood (1983)

Adolph Zukor describes how he started Paramount Studios

The Fatty Arbuckle story was one of the first set of scandals Adolph Zukor had to temper as studio head of Paramount Studios.

Excerpt from Faded Dreams (Forsher Productions 1988(

The Hollywood Censorship Code of 1933 was started to silence one star in particular, Mae West, seen here in a 1933 appearance at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.