Historic photo marks Paramount's 100th birthday

Top mark its 100th birthday, Paramount Studios got 116 of its stars together to take this historic photo.

(CBS News) To celebrate its 100th birthday, Paramount Pictures brought together 116 of its biggest stars for a group photo - from Leonardo DiCaprio to Kirk Douglas.

Photographer Art Streiber was the man who had to keep the gigantic egos in line and get the stars to stay still long enough to take the historic shot.

"It was exciting and epic and nerve-wracking," he told "CBS This Morning: Saturday" co-hosts Rebecca Jarvis and Maurice DuBois. "But in the end, it was a lot of fun."

Jerry Lewis was a bit of a troublemaker, Streiber revealed. "He had a red foam clown nose in his back pocket that he stuck onto the end of his nose. And I had to ask him very politely to remove it," Streiber said.

Paramount at 100: Ready for its closeup

It took about 20 minutes to get the stars in place but only a little more than five minutes to take the photo because, Streiber says, "Thee chairman of the studio, Brad Grey, made it very clear that he didn't want to torture his guests."

The photo is actually three combined into one. "It's three frames," Streiber explained. "It's a left, a middle and a right. We did that in order to give it a bigger-than-life panoramic feel."

And, he says, far from being annoyed they were called upon, the stars in the photo were "honored to be there. I spoke with at least four people before we started shooting and I've spoken to about a dozen people since who were in the photo who all said, 'Oh, my God, I was so nervous, and I couldn't believe that I was included, and it was such an honor to be there.' And I figured out that a lot of them were more nervous than I was -- to be associated with their peers like that."

To see the entire interview, click on the video in the player above.