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R-K-O Studios: Then & Now…

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

R-K-O Studios

Then & Now

 

Original entrance to RKO Studios

 

Old RKO Studios entrance

 

(Top) THEN: R-K-O Studio entrance

(Bottom) NOW: Paramount Studios side entrance

 

780 Gower Street, Hollywood

 

NOTE: R-K-O Studios was at one time located at the northeast corner of Gower and Melrose in Hollywood. Desilu founders, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz acquired the lot in 1957 and sold it ten years later to Paramount. With that merger, the former R-K-O main entrance became a side entrance for Paramount.