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Hollywood - HISTORY
Hollywood is a neighborhood located in Los Angeles, California, that’s also synonymous with the glamour, money and power of the entertainment industry. As the

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Hollywood

.. is the show business capital of the world, being synonymous with power, money, glitz and glamour. It is the abode of famous TV and movie studios and record companies.

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Origins

The place where Hollywood stands today was initially just plains and hills with just a small hut, in the year 1853, eventually becoming an agricultural community called Cahuenga Valley. Harvey Henr...

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The Father Of Hollywood

.. was a banker and real estate mogul H.J. Whitley, who opened the Hollywood Hotel(Now Dolby Theater, the Oscar ceremony venue) and some residential neighbourhoods. According to many, he coined the...

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The First Movie

.. made in Hollywood was The Count of Monte Cristo in 1908, followed by Old California in 1910. In the following decade, the first movie studio appeared on Sunset Boulevard, followed by many others...

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The Famous Hollywood Sign

..which has become a major tourist attraction, was originally an electric billboard for Hollywood Hills, and originally spelt out “HOLLYWOODLAND” when it was erected in 1923 by real estate develope...

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The Golden Age Part 1

.. of Hollywood began with the silent movie era, with comedies such as Charlie Chaplin’s The Kid and D.W. Griffith’s The Birth Of A Nation. The ‘Big Five’ movie studios dominated ...

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The 1930s

..saw the greatest movies in Hollywood history being made, like Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Mr Smith Goes to Washington, Jezebel, A Star Is Born, Citizen Kane, Gone with the Wind, an...

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World War II

.. lead to more people being anxious with the news headlines and needing a dose of humour, and at the same time, educate them about the realities of war. Great comedians like Bud Abbott, Lou Costel...

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Mid-Life Crisis

A Supreme Court ruling in 1948 prohibiting movie studios to own theatres showing only their movies. The movie studios were also bound by a voluntary set of censorship rules called the Hays Code, wh...

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Cold War Fear

In 1947, The House Un-American Activities Committee(HUAC) started investigating communist ties in Hollywood, making many come to testify. Many directors and screenwriters(called The Hollywood Ten) ...

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The Dark Side Of Hollywood

Stripping away the glitz and glamour, a dark side of Hollywood was becoming visible. Thousands of starry-eyed runaways and naive youngsters rushed to the town carrying big dreams, spending all thei...

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Celebrity Deaths

The stress of fame and wild expectations(always being in conflict with reality) made drug and alcohol usage rampant in Hollywood. This led to the deaths of high-profile celebrities like Mar...

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Casting Couch

For most of Hollywoods history, the ‘casting couch’ may be a hard reality, with rampant sexual abuse being ‘mainstream’. In 2017, Harvey Weinstein, a movie studio mogul, was charged with multiple a...

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The Golden Age Part 2

The 60s and the 70s saw the ‘Second Golden Age’ of Hollywood, with directors like Martin Scorsese, Stanley Kubrick, and Francis Ford Coppola unleashing their creativity and vision....

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Blockbuster Times

The late 70s and the 80s saw computer graphics reign in Hollywood, with blockbuster action movies (Indiana Jones Series, Jaws, Star Wars) put audiences in theatres, even as the 90s saw movie ticket...

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Hollywood Today

.. is a multi-billion dollar industry with epic-budget movies and massive mainstream content from big studios like Disney, and is on the cutting edge of technology.

Due to economic inequalit...

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The movie depicted Americans in the way they imagine themselves: not picking a fight by themselves and fighting for getting justice.

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1. Laugh often

It counteracts the hard days.

2. Forgive and move forward.

The longer you dwell on those who have wronged you, the longer it will take for you to move forward and better your life. 

3. Be independent.

This is good for your self-esteem and prepares you for the reality that sometimes you can’t count on anyone. 

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