Jesse L. Lasky

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Jesse Louis Lasky (September 13, 1880 – January 13, 1958) was an American pioneer motion picture producer.wikipedia
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Paramount Pictures

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He was a key founder of Paramount Pictures with Adolph Zukor, and father of screenwriter Jesse L. Lasky, Jr.
That same year, another aspiring producer, Jesse L. Lasky, opened his Lasky Feature Play Company with money borrowed from his brother-in-law, Samuel Goldfish, later known as Samuel Goldwyn.

Jesse L. Lasky Jr.

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He was a key founder of Paramount Pictures with Adolph Zukor, and father of screenwriter Jesse L. Lasky, Jr.
He was the son of film producer Jesse Lasky Sr. and his wife, Bessie Ida Ginsberg.

Cecil B. DeMille

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Beatrice deMille was also producing plays on Broadway and she introduced him to her son Cecil B. DeMille.
He later moved to writing and directing stage productions, some with Jesse Lasky, who was then a vaudeville producer.

Oscar Apfel

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Lasky's sister, Blanche, married Samuel Goldwyn and in 1913 Lasky and Goldwyn teamed with Cecil B. DeMille and Oscar Apfel to form the Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company.
In 1913, he became one of two main directors for the Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company, the other being Cecil B. DeMille.

Samuel Goldwyn

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Lasky's sister, Blanche, married Samuel Goldwyn and in 1913 Lasky and Goldwyn teamed with Cecil B. DeMille and Oscar Apfel to form the Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company.
In 1913, Goldfish, along with his brother-in-law Jesse L. Lasky, Cecil B. DeMille, and Arthur Friend formed a partnership, The Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company, to produce feature-length motion pictures.

Beatrice deMille

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Beatrice deMille was also producing plays on Broadway and she introduced him to her son Cecil B. DeMille.
Beatrice was a deal maker and she introduced her son to Jesse Lasky and his production grew to be Paramount Pictures.

Adolph Zukor

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He was a key founder of Paramount Pictures with Adolph Zukor, and father of screenwriter Jesse L. Lasky, Jr. In 1916, their company merged with Adolph Zukor's Famous Players Film Company, to create the Famous Players-Lasky Corporation.
In 1916, the company merged with Jesse L. Lasky's company to form Famous Players-Lasky.

Famous Players-Lasky

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In 1916, their company merged with Adolph Zukor's Famous Players Film Company, to create the Famous Players-Lasky Corporation.
Famous Players-Lasky Corporation was an American motion picture and distribution company created on July 19, 1916, from the merger of Adolph Zukor's Famous Players Film Company—originally formed by Zukor as Famous Players in Famous Plays—and the Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company.

The Squaw Man (1914 film)

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With limited funds, they rented a barn near Los Angeles where they made Hollywood's first feature film, DeMille's The Squaw Man.
Directed by Oscar Apfel and Cecil B. DeMille and produced by DeMille and Jesse L. Lasky, the screenplay was adapted by Beulah Marie Dix from the 1905 stage play, of the same name, written by Edwin Milton Royle.

Lasky-DeMille Barn

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Known today as the Lasky-DeMille Barn, it is home to the Hollywood Heritage Museum.
In December of that year, Cecil B. DeMille, in association with Jesse Lasky, leased the barn and studio facilities for $250.00 a month establishing the Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company and began production of The Squaw Man (1914), the first feature film to be produced in the Hollywood area.

Hollywood Walk of Fame

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For his contribution to the motion picture industry, Lasky has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6433 Hollywood Boulevard.
The committees met at the Brown Derby restaurant, and included such prominent names as Cecil B. DeMille, Samuel Goldwyn, Jesse L. Lasky, Walt Disney, Hal Roach, Mack Sennett, and Walter Lantz.

Betty Lasky

She was the daughter of pioneering producer Jesse L. Lasky, a key founder of Paramount Pictures and Bessie Mona Ginsberg Lasky, a painter known for her depictions of the California missions.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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In 1927, Lasky was one of the 36 people who founded the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Jesse L. Lasky

Famous Players Film Company

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In 1916, their company merged with Adolph Zukor's Famous Players Film Company, to create the Famous Players-Lasky Corporation.
In 1916, the company merged with the Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company to form Famous Players-Lasky Corporation, which later became Paramount Pictures.

Film

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Jesse Louis Lasky (September 13, 1880 – January 13, 1958) was an American pioneer motion picture producer.

Film producer

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Jesse Louis Lasky (September 13, 1880 – January 13, 1958) was an American pioneer motion picture producer.

American Jews

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Born in to a Jewish family in San Francisco, California, he worked at a variety of jobs but began his entertainment career as a vaudeville performer that led to the motion picture business.

California

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Born in to a Jewish family in San Francisco, California, he worked at a variety of jobs but began his entertainment career as a vaudeville performer that led to the motion picture business.

Vaudeville

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Born in to a Jewish family in San Francisco, California, he worked at a variety of jobs but began his entertainment career as a vaudeville performer that led to the motion picture business.

Los Angeles

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With limited funds, they rented a barn near Los Angeles where they made Hollywood's first feature film, DeMille's The Squaw Man.

Feature film

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With limited funds, they rented a barn near Los Angeles where they made Hollywood's first feature film, DeMille's The Squaw Man.

Hollywood Heritage Museum

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Known today as the Lasky-DeMille Barn, it is home to the Hollywood Heritage Museum.

Astoria, Queens

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In 1920, Famous Players-Lasky built a large studio facility in Astoria, New York, now known as the Kaufman Astoria Studios.

Kaufman Astoria Studios

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In 1920, Famous Players-Lasky built a large studio facility in Astoria, New York, now known as the Kaufman Astoria Studios.

Great Depression

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Financial problems arose within the industry as a result of the Great Depression and the Famous Players-Lasky Company went into receivership in 1933.