It’s Paramount

On location yesterday at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in Astoria, Queens, to photograph co-founder Susan Benedetto. Across the street? In all its glory, Kaufman Astoria Studios, once home to Paramount Pictures, when Astoria was the center of filmmaking in the 20′s and early 30′s.

Front facade, original 1920 design, Astoria, Queens, NY. June 22, 2011. Click images to enlarge.

Grand entrance? Paramount Pictures/Kaufman Astoria Studios. June 22, 2011.