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A Question About Two Studio Insignia


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Is the mountain of PARAMOUNT based on a real mountain?

Is COLUMBIA based on a real woman?

 

1) "Legend has it that the mountain is based on a doodle made by W.W. Hodkinson during a meeting with Adolph Zukor. It is said to be based on the memories of his childhood in Utah. Some claim that Utah's Ben Lomond is the mountain Hodkinson doodled, and that Peru's Artesonraju is the mountain in the live-action logo, while others claim that the Italian side of Monviso inspired the logo. Some editions of the logo bear a striking resemblance to the Pfeifferhorn, another Wasatch Range peak."

 

2) The original illustration of the Columbia pictures logo was based on Evelyn Venable. The second logo, circa 1936, was Jane Chester Bartholomew.

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They've changed the face of that woman in the Columbia logo several times over the years.  AND the hairstyle.  Don't know who the original face belonged to though.  But, I SWEAR that at one time the face looked a lot like AUDREY MEADOWS.

 

Wouldn't it be kinda funny if the Paramount peak was a representation of MT. ST. HELENS?

 

 

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