Paramount gathers a lot of stars to celebrate its 75th anniversary in 1987.

How many vintage stars can you  recognise in each row?  (No cheating!)

I love that silver haired couple front and centre.






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  1. Joel McCrea and Frances Dee, Bob Hope, De Forrest Kelley, Elizabeth Taylor, Olivia De Havilland, Charlton Heston, Janet Leigh, Charles Bronson, Don Ameche, Cornel Wilde, Dorothy Lamour, Walter we Matthau, Gene Hackman., Debbie Reynolds ?

  2. Dana Andrews, Elizabeth Taylor, Harrison Ford, Danny Divito, Bob Hope, Charlton Heston, Anthony Perkins, Greg Peck, Cornel Wilde, Charles Bronson, Gene Hackman, Jimmy Stewart, Peter Graves, William Shatner, Burt Lancaster, Tom Cruise, Ryan O’Neal, Walter Matthau, Robin Williams?

    • Yes, that ‘s Joel MCrea with his wife Frances Dee. And yes, Fred MacMurray . And yiu are correct about Connors and Travolta.

  3. Vienna, I so enjoy the eye-fest and the movie and television memories that this photograph brings back to my mind’s eye. What a wonderful photograph by British Photographer Terry O’Neill, which he took in 1987 during the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of Paramount Pictures.

    At that time, I first saw this photograph in an April, 1987 special issue of LIFE MAGAZINE titled SPECIAL ISSUE THE MOVIES. On the cover, from the same photo shoot, are Harrison Ford, Robert De Niro, Faye Dunaway, Debra Winger, Timothy Hutton, Molly Ringwald, and Tom Cruise.

    I’ll try to keep from meandering, but as I look at this photograph, I can’t help but think of the Paramount Stars who are not there, for whatever reason. Looking at Burt Lancaster on the top row, I can’t think of Burt without thinking of Kirk Douglas. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, especially Jerry. Barbara Stanwyck, who I know was ailing at this time. So many others to think of: Claudette Colbert, Ray Milland, Paulette Goddard, Audrey Hepburn, Anthony Quinn, Ginger Rogers, Betty Hutton, Fay Wray, Lisabeth Scott, Eleanor Parker, Shirley Booth, Sophia Loren, Macdonald Carey, Marsha Hunt, John Lund, Kristine Miller, and others.

    Thank you for the posting, it is fun.

    I recognize all the actresses and actors in the photograph, this one was a rather easy one. I could list them, but that is a lot of names. Even Scott Baio in the top row, for goodness sakes alive.

  4. Walter, you are so right – so many Paramount stars missing. It would have been an even more iconic photo with them.
    To be honest, I only took a note of the vintage stars.

  5. Enjoyed making out these vintage legends. Anyone of stature I left out? Did strain my eyes to catch them to the extent of removing my specs and eyeball for them. Thank you. Best regards.

  6. Who’s that lady on the left of the front row with silver hair also the lady second from right in row four with bouffant hairdo? Another guess Rhonda Fleming.

  7. Time for the big reveal! I only took a note of vintage stars.
    Front row: Martha Raye, Dana Andrews, Elizabeth Taylor, France Dee, Joel McCrea.
    Second Row: Olivia de Havilland, Cornel Wilde, Don Ameche,DeForest Kelley, Charlton Heston, Bob Hope, Victor Mature.
    Third row: Anthony Perkins, Robert Stack, Gregory Peck.
    Fourth row: Jane Russell, Janet Leigh, Charles Bronson, Rhonda Fleming.
    Fifth row: Peter Graves, Dorothy Lamour,
    Back row: Burt Lancaster, Glenn Ford, Fred MacMurray, James Stewart.

    Lots of other stars of course.

  8. Vienna, identifying our vintage stars is always fun. I think it was at his gathering that some of these younger actresses and actors were somewhat star-struck. Kevin Costner(behind Olivia de Havilland and Cornel Wilde) went up to James Stewart and asked him for his autograph, which Stewart gave him. Costner has said that when he was eight years-old his father took him to his first big screen movie, which was HOW THE WEST WAS WON(filmed 1961, released 1962). Costner has said that he will never forget his first remembered image of Zebulon Rawlings(James Stewart), the Mountain Man fur trapper, paddling his canoe in the river. Costner said that this image of James Stewart canoeing, inspired him to later build his own canoe and paddle it down the Yellowstone River in Montana, when he was eighteen years-old.

    Some of the other younger generation actresses and actors are top row: Ali MacGraw, Scott Baio, Rhea Perlman, Bruce Dern, James Caan, and Shelley Long. Second row from the top: William Shatner, Molly Ringwald, Olivia Newton-John, Cindy Williams, Matthew Broderick, Gene Hackman, Walter Matthau, and Robin Williams. Third row from the top: Mike Connors, John Travolta, Ted Danson, Lou Gossett, Jr., Ryan O’Neal, and Leonard Nimoy. Fourth row from the top: Andrew McCarthy, Henry Winkler, Mark Harmon, Faye Dunaway, Debra Winger, and Timothy Hutton. Fourth row from the top: Kevin Costner, Tom Cruise, Penny Marshall, Elizabeth McGovern, and Robert De Niro. Bottom row: Harry Dean Stanton, Harrison Ford, Jennifer Beals, Marlee Matlin, and Dannny de Vito.

    Special mention is Charles “Buddy” Rogers, who represented the Silent Movie Era, stands between Faye Dunaway and Gregory Peck.

    Another note: Kirk Douglas may have missed this photo shoot, but he made the Paramount Pictures 100th Anniversary shoot in 2012.

    Vienna, thank you for the photo.

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