Friday, February 18, 2011

Visiting California soon? Don't forget to visit the French Alps while you are there!

In the year 1927 the newly incorporated Paramount studio had to get a bit of assistance from investors. They had to prove that they had what it took to make convincing backdrops to film with out spending valuable investors dollars on travel. Thus the map below was created as a way for investors to see exactly where in California Paramount could recreate the French Alps, the Red Sea, and the Coast of Spain just to name a few.

So the next time you are watching TCM and a paramount film comes on from the 1920's, just keep in mind that pretty view of the New England coast may very well be the coast of good old California.

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