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The Famous Players Film Company was founded in 1912 by Adolph Zukor and the influential theater impresario Frohman brothers. The company produced both short and feature-length productions. In 1915 the company established Famous Players Fiction Studios at 5300 Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, one of the oldest studios in Hollywood. In 1916, the company merged with the Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company to form Famous Players-Lasky Corporation, which was to become Paramount Pictures.