Jesse Louis Lasky

Jesse Louis Lasky

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Jesse Louis Lasky, Sr. (September 13, 1880 - January 13, 1958) was a pioneer Hollywood film producer. He was a key founder of Paramount Pictures with Adolph Zukor, and father of screenwriter Jesse L. Lasky Jr. Born 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. His 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. With limited funds, they rented a barn near Los Angeles where they made Hollywood's first feature film, DeMille's The Squaw Man. Known today as the Lasky-DeMille Barn, it is home to the Hollywood Heritage Museum.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134971855
  • 9786134971850