By the early 1900s, Zukor had become a successful New York fur merchant and movie enthusiast who owned a chain of very profitable penny arcades. Over the next four decades, Zukor was to become the film industry's most towering figure and, perhaps, the most influential, in molding the fledgling industry. By 1919, Zukor was producing, or otherwise involved in, the production of over 200 films a year, and owned more than 300 theaters, making him the most dominant force in the industry. In 1935, Paramount Pictures was created to incorporate most previous Zukor holdings. PPC was acquired in late 1966 by the conglomerate Gulf + Western. Within recent times, Paramount has been responsible for some the most popular movies (The Godfather, Love Story) and TV shows (Mork and Mindy, Happy Days) produced.