Paramount: City of Dreams brings to life the operations of the world's grandest movie lot as never before by opening its famous gates and revealing - for the first time - the wonderful myriad of soundstages and outdoor sets where, for one hundred years, Paramount has produced the world's most famous films. With hundreds and hundreds of rare and unpublished photographs in color and black & white, readers are launched aboard a fun and entertaining "virtual tour" of Hollywood's first, most famous and most mysterious motion picture studio. Paramount is a self-contained city. But unlike any community in the real world, this city's streets and lawns, its bungalows and backlots, will be familiar even to those who have never been there. Now, for the first time, these much-filmed, much-haunted acres will be explored and the mysteries and myths peeled away - bringing into focus the greatest of all of Hollywood's legendary dream factories.
The Author of PARAMOUNT: HOLLYWOOD'S GREATEST STUDIO is Steven Bingen, an author, archivist, lecturer, and Hollywood insider who has contributed to dozens of books, articles and documentaries regarding film history, and in particular, Hollywood's physical past, including the recent successes MGM: HOLLYWOOD'S GREATEST BACKLOT and WARNER BROS: HOLLYWOOD's ULTIMATE BACKLOT.