|Paramount truck parked on Prairie Ave.|
|Signs posted in front of the McCormick Place Convention Center on Cermak|
Before the sound era, Chicago housed Midwest corporate offices for Paramount, Warner Bros., Universal, and the Samuel Goldwyn studios. Most of the offices were in Chicago's South Loop along Washash Ave. Other film offices were located one block east on Michigan Ave. During this period, major silent movie productions starring screen legends Charlie Chaplin and Gloria Swanson were made in Chicago.
|Trucks parked along Cermak by S. Prairie Ave.|