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The Famous Players Film Company was founded in 1912 by Adolph Zukor in partnership with the Frohman brothers, the powerful New York City theatre impresarios. It established a studio on 26th Street in New York City that today is Chelsea Studios.[1]

The company produced both short and feature-length productions. In 1916 it merged with the Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company to form Famous Players-Lasky Corporation, which later became Paramount Pictures.

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