American Film and Drama
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Mutia Septianda Sari (1110731008)
A Brief History of Hollywood
Hollywood is a district in Los Angeles, California,
situated west-northwest of Downtown Los
Angeles. Due to its fame and cultural identity
as the historical center of movie studios and
movie stars the word "Hollywood" is often
used as a metonym for the cinema of the
The name Hollywood was coined by H. J. Whitley, the
Father of Hollywood. He and his wife Gigi came up with
the name while on their honeymoon, from Margaret
Virginia Whitley's memoir.
Another story refers the name to Harvey Wilcox who
bought land in the area for development of homes. His
wife Daeida met a woman on a train who mentioned
that she had named her Ohio summer home
Hollywood. Daeide who liked the name gave it to their
new development. The name first appeared on the
Wilcox's map of the subdivision, filed to the county
recorder on February 1, 1887.
Hollywood is also the name of a much older district lying
approximately 8km south of the city of Birmingham,
On January 22, 1947, the first commercial
television station west of the Mississippi River,
KTLA, began operating in Hollywood. In
December of that year, the first Hollywood
movie production was made for TV, The Public
Prosecutor. And in the 1950s, music recording
studios and offices began moving into
Other businesses, however, continued to migrate
to different parts of the Los Angeles area,
primarily to Burbank. Much of the movie
industry remained in Hollywood, although the
district's outward appearance changed.
Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Hollywood & Highland
Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
Hollywood Entertainment Museum.
Hollywood Walk of Fame.
El Capitan Theatre.
Hollywood Wax Museum.
The Guinness World Records Exhibition.
Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum
Capital Records Building
The Hollywood Bowl.
The other thing about Hollywood
Hollywood Bars and Clubs
Hollywood Rent a Car
Banks, restaurants, clubs, hotels, mall and movie
palaces sprang up, catering to the demands of
the burgeoning film industry during the 1920s
In 1911, the Nestor Company opened Hollywood's
first film studio in an old tavern on the corner of
Sunset and Gower. Not long thereafter Cecil B.
DeMille and D. W. Griffith began making movies
in the area drawn to the community for its open
space and moderate climate.
The 1st film made in Hollywood
– Squaw man 1914
By Farah- and the first feature length animation was