1920s: The Paramount Years

From 1916 to 1932 Lasky ruled Paramount with Adolph Zukor, and called them “the best years of my life.”


[ABOVE] Paramount bigwigs at a convention at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles in 1926.
[L-R] Jesse Lasky; star Gloria Swanson's third husband Marquis de la Falaise; Gloria Swanson;
studio president Adolph Zukor; and VP in charge of sales Sidney Kent.
[ABOVE]: Jesse Lasky Jr.'s birthday celebration, circa 1924, attended by Paramount juveniles and classmates.
Center front, Jesse Jr.; front row: Jesse Lasky Sr., behind him, juvenile star Buddy Rogers; third row, Bessie in profile;
to her left at end of row, writer Johnny Monk Saunders; fourth row, Randy Rogers,
Lasky Sr.'s secretary, directly behind Buddy; second from left, juvenile lead Phillips Holmes.

[ABOVE. L-R]: French film mogul Edouard Corniglion-Molinier, unidentified, Jesse Lasky,
Jesse Lasky Jr., and silent director Rex Ingram; in Nice, France, in 1928.

[LEFT] Jesse and Bessie Lasky circa late 1920s

[ABOVE AND BELOW] The Lasky Santa Monica beach home, with children Betty and Billy circa late 1920s.