A colorful illustration of a silhouette of a couple dancing with a palm tree and camera on a beach. White text with black outline.
1979 Universal City Studios, Inc.
Universal Studios first became an attraction when founder, Carl Laemmle, opened his outdoor movie studio to visitors in 1915. For 25 cents, the public was invited to watch live filming, but when the production company began adding sound to their movies, visitors were no longer admitted. In 1961, the doors were reopened to the public, and in 1964, Universal Studios Hollywood became an official tourist destination, selling tram tours of their facilities to visitors. Since that time, Universal Studios has grown to become a major theme park, complete with movie and television themed rides and shows.