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Rare Photos: LIFE at Paramount Studios, 1970

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Paramount Studios is one of the venerable old guard remnants, at least physically, of Hollywood's founding era. In the aftermath of the studio system collapsing, though Paramount made successful films, in 1970, LIFE magazine profiled the studio during a period of "painful housecleaming"--a reassessment of how they did what they did.

Along with the February 27, 1970 cover story, “The Day the Dream Factory Woke Up," LIFE ran a series of images from the property. Some images, however, were not published. As the studio marks its 100th anniversary, LIFE has put online some images from the shoot, including those never released. Here's a look at a few, with some locations and elements you will surely recognize.

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