Sunday, 2 March 2008

Paramount Pictures

Now an upmarket restaurant, this art deco building from 1940 was the Sydney offices of Paramount. It wasn't a studio, but did have a screening room, and apparently luminaries like Bob Hope and Charlton Heston attended functions. I've been to the restaurant, Lo Studio (The Studio), and it's very good. Inside there's lovely woodwork and other deco features.


  1. Wow, Sally, I never knew this place existed! Thanks, and I just lurve art deco too.

  2. Is it still owned by Paramount? If not, I wonder why they let them use the name. Companies are so careful of their names being used by other businesses.

  3. Very interesting point, clueless! No it's not still owned by Paramount. Mayeb they have a licence deal? Maybe it will disappear and my photo will be th only record?

  4. very good blog, congratulations
    regard from Catalonia Spain
    thank you

  5. Looks a great building. I'll have to see it in person, the next time I pay a visit (whenever that'll be)to Sydney. I wonder what the restaurant looks like?

  6. Hmm maybe if I visit Sydney, let me try the food at Lo Studio too ;-)

  7. Paramount Studio turned restaurant, and good! What an improvement... ;)
    Loved to see the Newton murals and the incredible Free Art tree picture! The Victorian cottages are gorgeous, even if they are located at... Wollongong!
    Have a great week!

  8. Hello Sally, before everything else thanks for your visiting and comment, I want to answer your question about the montage of different photos.
    For to be able to post three small pictures per row or a vertical series of two small images and a big one or further solution, you must have got a different layout in HTML language.
    Your layout permits to fit the width to monitor resolution. The width of my layout is fixed. (mine is 900px)
    I think is for this reason that you don't be able insert two or more photos per row.
    I apologize for my terrible English.
    See you soon.

  9. I was in that building many many times as the son of the manager of Paramount....