The theme of the POP Chronicle series is exploring the story behind how fame is created.
Season one explores the history of Paramount Studios.
Season One, Episode 1 and 2 of the POP Chronicles
Roddenberry’s Trek, narrated by Michael “Warf” Dorn, explores the back story of how Gene Roddenberry went from a B17 pilot in WW2 to creator of the Star Trek universe (and Paramount Studios biggest franchise). The documentary includes interviews with Gene Roddenberry, George Takei, Leanard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols and others. Winner of the 2019 Library of American Broadcasting Foundation’s Broadcast Historian Award.
Season One, Episodes 3 -5 of the POP Chronicles.
A Paramount Story recounts the first fifty years of the legendary studio thru the eyes of its founder, Adolph Zukor and a number of 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 emergence as one of the largest motion picture studios in the world.
Below are sample excerpt from show 3-5 of Paramount Stories. The top clip features Jackie Cooper describe shooting a film as a child actor on the Paramount Lot. The middle clip features actor/producer Henry Wilcoxon recounting his relationship with legendary director CB DeMiille. The bottom clip tells the Fatty Arbuckle story, the first set of scandals Adolph Zukor had to temper as studio head of Paramount Studios.