William Wadsworth was born in Pueblo, Colorado back in 1881. As a young man, he worked as a messenger, callboy, telegrapher and signal operator. Later you could find him working as a trick bicycle rider and a salesman.
In 1907, he opened one of the first movie theaters in Ogden, Utah. He charged five-cents a show and two-years later the price had doubled to ten-cents per show, changing the movies twice a week. With all his new-found wealth, he soon expanded to Salt Lake City, Los Angeles and San Francisco.
While doodling one day he came up with a logo when he founded his new company, that logo is still in use today. You may not remember William Wadsworth Hodkinson but you sure will remember his company. That is Paramount Pictures Corporation in 1914. He died in 1971 at 89. On a side note Paramount is the fifth oldest surviving studio in the world. Until tomorrow I wish you happy sales and a smile on your face.