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Adolph Zukor (Cukor)

Hebrew: אדולף צוקור
Also Known As: "Mier ABraham"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Ricse, Bodrogközi, Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen, Hungary
Death: June 10, 1976 (103)
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Jacob Zukor and Chana Liebermann
Husband of Lottie Kaufmann
Father of Mildred Harriet Loew and Private
Brother of Rabbi Arthur Z Liebermann; Unnamed Zukor and Arthur Zukor
Half brother of Meir Avrohom Adolph Zukor and Pesel Goodman

Occupation: Founder, President and Chairman-Paramount Pictures
Managed by: David Arthur Nussbaum
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About Adolph Zukor

Adolf Zukor, born Adolph Cukor, (January 7, 1873 – June 10, 1976) was a film mogul and founder of Paramount Pictures.

He was born to a Jewish family in Ricse, Hungary, which was then a part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. In 1889, at the age of 16, he emigrated to America. Like most immigrants, he began modestly. When he first landed in New York, he stayed with his family and worked in an upholstery shop. A friend got him a job as an apprentice at a furrier. Zukor stayed there for two years. When he left to become a "contract" worker, sewing fur pieces and selling them himself, he was nineteen years old and an accomplished designer. But he was young and adventuresome, and the 1892 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, commemorating Columbus's discovery of America, drew him to the Midwest. Once there, he started a fur business. In the second season of operation, Zukor's Novelty Fur Company expanded to twenty-five men and opened a branch.

One of the stubborn fallacies of movie history is that the men who created the film industry were all impoverished young vulgarians. Zukor clearly didn't fit this profile. By 1903, he already looked and lived like a wealthy young burgher, and he certainly earned the income of one. He had a commodious apartment at 111th Street and Seventh Avenue in New York City's wealthy German-Jewish section.He became involved in the motion picture industry when in 1903 his cousin, Max Goldstein approached him for a loan. Mitchell Mark needed investors in order to expand his chain of similar theaters that begun in Buffalo, New York with Edisonia Hall. The arcade salon was to feature Thomas Edison's marvels: phonographs, electric lights and moving pictures. Zukor not only gave Goldstein the money but insisted on forming a partnership to open another one. Another partner in the venture was Marcus Loew.

In 1912, Adolph Zukor established Famous Players in Famous Plays as the American distribution company for the French film production Les Amours de la reine Élisabeth starring Sarah Bernhardt. The following year he obtained the financial backing of the Frohman brothers, the powerful New York City theatre impresarios. Their primary goal was to bring noted stage actors to the screen and they created the Famous Players Film Company that produced The Prisoner of Zenda (1913). The studio evolved into Famous Players-Lasky and then Paramount Pictures, of which he served as president until 1936 when he was elevated to chairman of the board. He revolutionized the film industry by organizing production, distribution, and exhibition within a single company.

Zukor was also an accomplished director and producer. He retired from Paramount Pictures in 1959 and thereafter assumed Chairman Emeritus status, a position he held up until his death at the age of 103 in Los Angeles.


Film mogul and founder of Paramount Pictures.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolph_Zukor

About Adolph Zukor (עברית)

אדולף צוקור

' (באנגלית: Adolph Zukor;‏ 7 בינואר 1873 - 10 ביוני 1976) היה מפיק סרטים יהודי-אמריקאי, מחלוצי תעשיית הקולנוע האמריקאית ואחד ממייסדי חברת פרמאונט.

חייו נולד בעיירה ריצ'ה שבהונגריה בשנת 1873 להורים יהודים, ובשנת 1889 היגר לארצות הברית.

לאחר שהתגורר בניו יורק, עבר למערב התיכון, ופתח עסק לסחר בפרוות.

התחיל לעסוק בתעשיית הקולנוע האמריקאית בשנת 1903, במיזם לרכישת אולמות קולנוע, לצד בן דודו, מקס גולדשטיין, והמפיק מרקוס לב.

בשנת 1912 ייסד יחד עם דניאל פרוהמן את חברת הסרטים "השחקנים המפורסמים" ("Famous Players Film Company"), והפעיל אולפנים במנהטן. בשנת 1913 הפיק את הסרט "האסיר מזנדה" ("The Prisoner of Zenda").

בשנת 1916 התמזגה החברה שייסד עם חברת הסרטים של ג'סי לסקי, תוך יצירת חברת פרמאונט, אשר צוקור שימש כנשיאה עד שנת 1936, אז מונה ליושב ראש מועצת המנהלים שלה.

נחשב חלוץ בתעשיית הקולנוע האמריקאית, בכך שאיחד בחברה אחת ייצור, הפצה והקרנה של סרטים.

פרש מפרמאונט בשנת 1959, ונפטר בלוס אנג'לס בשנת 1976, בגיל 103.

קישורים חיצוניים ויקישיתוף מדיה וקבצים בנושא אדולף צוקור בוויקישיתוף IMDB Logo 2016.svg אדולף צוקור , במסד הנתונים הקולנועיים IMDb (באנגלית) Allmovie Logo.png אדולף צוקור , באתר AllMovie (באנגלית) אדולף צוקור , באתר "Find a Grave" (באנגלית) https://he.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D7%90%D7%93%D7%95%D7%9C%D7%A3_%D7%A6%D7%95%D7%A7%D7%95%D7%A8

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Adolf Zukor, born Adolph Cukor, (January 7, 1873 – June 10, 1976) was a film mogul and founder of Paramount Pictures.

He was born to a Jewish family in Ricse, Hungary, which was then a part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. In 1889, at the age of 16, he emigrated to America. Like most immigrants, he began modestly. When he first landed in New York, he stayed with his family and worked in an upholstery shop. A friend got him a job as an apprentice at a furrier. Zukor stayed there for two years. When he left to become a "contract" worker, sewing fur pieces and selling them himself, he was nineteen years old and an accomplished designer. But he was young and adventuresome, and the 1892 Columbian Exposition in Chicago, commemorating Columbus's discovery of America, drew him to the Midwest. Once there, he started a fur business. In the second season of operation, Zukor's Novelty Fur Company expanded to twenty-five men and opened a branch.

One of the stubborn fallacies of movie history is that the men who created the film industry were all impoverished young vulgarians. Zukor clearly didn't fit this profile. By 1903, he already looked and lived like a wealthy young burgher, and he certainly earned the income of one. He had a commodious apartment at 111th Street and Seventh Avenue in New York City's wealthy German-Jewish section.He became involved in the motion picture industry when in 1903 his cousin, Max Goldstein approached him for a loan. Mitchell Mark needed investors in order to expand his chain of similar theaters that begun in Buffalo, New York with Edisonia Hall. The arcade salon was to feature Thomas Edison's marvels: phonographs, electric lights and moving pictures. Zukor not only gave Goldstein the money but insisted on forming a partnership to open another one. Another partner in the venture was Marcus Loew.

In 1912, Adolph Zukor established Famous Players in Famous Plays as the American distribution company for the French film production Les Amours de la reine Élisabeth starring Sarah Bernhardt. The following year he obtained the financial backing of the Frohman brothers, the powerful New York City theatre impresarios. Their primary goal was to bring noted stage actors to the screen and they created the Famous Players Film Company that produced The Prisoner of Zenda (1913). The studio evolved into Famous Players-Lasky and then Paramount Pictures, of which he served as president until 1936 when he was elevated to chairman of the board. He revolutionized the film industry by organizing production, distribution, and exhibition within a single company.

Zukor was also an accomplished director and producer. He retired from Paramount Pictures in 1959 and thereafter assumed Chairman Emeritus status, a position he held up until his death at the age of 103 in Los Angeles.


Film mogul and founder of Paramount Pictures.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolph_Zukor

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Adolph Zukor's Timeline

1873
January 7, 1873
Ricse, Bodrogközi, Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen, Hungary
1900
March 25, 1900
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States
1976
June 10, 1976
Age 103
Los Angeles, CA, United States