From: Steve Burns at NP-DSC 2/12/96 2:50PM (3546 bytes: 62 ln)
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Subject: Re: Paramount Ranch
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That's perplexing that even the American Film Institute would have
(they're located on Western Avenue in Hollywood)
Or you can try the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences...
I find it hard to believe that no one's done anything.. but I applaud
attempts at trying...
don't give up the good fight...
Thanks so much for your encouragement. We have been
in contact with the Academy. I believe our historian has
also contacted the AFI as well as other repositories. It's
very frustrating. We have sent queries out over the
internet among the various film related newsgroups and the
H-FILM mailing list for the scholarly study of film history.
The response has been disappointing.
IS ANYONE OUT THERE INTERESTED IN PRESERVING THE SIGNIFICANT
SITES OF AMERICAS MOVIE MAKING HERITAGE???
If this were a different time and we were considering
Gettysburg or Independence Hall, I'm afraid we would maybe
be left with the Gettysburg Address or the Declaration of
Independence and not the sites associated with those
historic events and periods. Surely Americas movie heritage
which has significance world-wide to modern culture,
deserves to have preserved it's more significant historic
I am an Historical Landscape Architect not a Film Historian
or scholar. Since working on the Paramount Movie Ranch
project, I have absorbed a great deal of information and
history on the American film industry. The overwhelming
majority of interest and study, however, seems to be
concerned with the films, film as art, and personalities of
the industry. There is very little associated with the
making of movies and the sites associated with the industry.
Even information on the studio properties is scarce.
We have recently contacted the National Trust for Historic
Preservation. We hope to pursue opportunities, on behalf
of the American public, for partnership and assistance in
the Preservation and interpretation of the Paramount Movie
Ranch and the story of Americas movie industry. We are also
pursuing other groups and organizations interested in
preserving and interpreting the history of the Paramount
IMAGINE A PLACE IN WHICH AN IMPORTANT PART OF AMERICAS
MOVIE HISTORY HAPPENED AND WHERE THAT STORY COULD COME TO
LIFE FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE (AND FOREIGN VISITORS). THAT
PLACE IS PARAMOUNT RANCH.
WE WELCOME YOUR INTEREST
National Park Service
Denver Service Center
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