Where Paramounties Enter
Our Private Tour Visits Paramount Pictures
While we always make a point to feature a good look at the Melrose Gate entrance to Paramount Studios, the magnificent public entrance to the esteemed film and production facility in Hollywood, sometimes we take our guests around the corner to see where the ordinary working people who keep the studio humming enter on their way to work. This is the Gower Gate. Not much of a gate but as you can see it is on Gower Street. An employee parking structure is right across the street. The studio began as a joint operation with Adolph Zukor, Jesse Lasky, Samuel Goldwyn and Cecil B. DeMille behind the filmmaking. History and business saw a number of developments as the studio prospered and suffered and prospered again. At one time this entrance was part of Desilu (Desi Arnaz, Lucille Ball, Star Trek). The RKO globe remains on the corner of Gower and Melrose to remind entertainment historians of those early days of radio and television. We will tell you the whole story on your private Los Angeles tour as we visit the major studios of Hollywood.