The following “Internet Links” have been selected as having important significance to the history of Hollywood, and are provided as educationally responsive to preserving the rich cultural influence of the makeup, hair and beauty history in entertainment industry.
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- Jesse L. Lasky – www.Jesse-L-Lasky.com
This extremely detailed website is a loving celebration of the life for Jesse Louis Lasky, Sr. (September 13, 1880 – January 13, 1958) by his dedicated daughter and author Betty Lasky, who is currently updating her father’s biography “I Blow My Own Horn.”
Jesse was a legendary pioneer Hollywood film producer, a key founder of Paramount Pictures with Adolph Zukor, founder of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, founder of The Motion Picture Fund, and father of screenwriter Jesse L. Lasky Jr. Born in San Francisco, California, Jesse worked at a variety of jobs but began his entertainment career as a vaudeville trumpet 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 small barn near Los Angeles where they made Hollywood’s first feature film, “The Squaw Man.” Known today as the Lasky-DeMille Barn, it is home to the Hollywood Heritage Museum. In 1916 their company merged with Adolph Zukor’s Famous Players Film Company to create the Famous Players-Lasky Corporation. They built a large studio facility in Astoria, New York, now known as the Kaufman Astoria Studios.
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