Little-known things about the Hollywood movie capital
The large letters on Hollywood hills originally advertised real estate, not the movie capital.
Hollywood in Los Angeles, California not only focuses on studios, but also is a popular tourist destination in the US. Behind the glamor and bustle of Hollywood are little-known secrets.
New York flight
Before becoming a world movie capital, Hollywood in 1900 was just a small village with a few fields and about 500 people. For many years, this area had a reputation for growing oranges filled with sunlight. In 1911, the company David Horsleys Nestor opened the first studio here. Shortly thereafter, another 15 film studios left central New York for Hollywood.
The first studio set up in Hollywood was called Nestor Studio, located at 6121 Sunset Blvd. Photo: Pinterest.
Later, experts called this the escape from Jeremiah Kennedy's exclusive film corporation. New York is no longer the promised land for independent filmmakers, as Jeremiah always sought to acquire studios by harassment and smashing.
The first movie made in Hollywood in 1914 was called "The Squaw Man". The film marked the beginning of the modern Hollywood film industry.
By 1915, most American films were produced in California, 4,500 km away from New York.
A few years after moving to Hollywood, independent studios were strong enough to confront Jeremiah Kennedy. Finally, the US film industry has broken the dream of being unique. The population in Hollywood increased continuously from 500 in 1900 to 130,000 in 1923.
Army barracks during world war
From a remote village, Hollywood gradually became the nursery of movie dreams. However, not every dream is pink. In 1920, the economic crisis hit the film industry.
By 1941, with the attack on Pearl Harbor (the port on the island of O'ahu, in the Hawaiian Islands), Hollywood was caught up in World War II. Special vehicle vehicles for the set are used to carry soldiers. Stars like Clark Gable, Jimmy Stewart ... immediately joined the army.
Films praising patriotism dominate the screen. The Hollywood symbol has a new meaning in wartime. This place quickly became a safe barracks for American soldiers to stop.
With the war over, Hollywood returned to its true values and became a new symbol of the American film industry.
The origin of 9 letters on Hollywood hills
Nowadays the 9 white letters on Hollywood hills have become familiar to visitors. But few know that their origin has nothing to do with film.
Initially, these words were not Hollywood but Hollywoodland. This is essentially a giant real estate sign, erected by Harry Chandler, editor of the Los Angeles Times in 1923. Each letter was then 15 m high, 9.1 m wide, facing south. People use about 4,000 light bulbs to light at night.
The original sign of the world film capital. Photo: Pinterest.
After the advertising campaign ended, the words were still left on the hill. In the early 1940s, Hollywoodland went bankrupt due to the economic crisis. The Hollywoodland emblem, then severely degraded, became the property of the city in 1944.
In 1949, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce decided to restore the words, dismantling 4 words - Land behind. The result is a line of Hollywood letters with nine white letters kept up to now. Today, Hollywood is not only the name of the neighborhood, but also a symbol of an industry, a way of life and aspirations of generations.
The truth about the stars on the Walk of Fame
The film capital is always packed with writers, filmmakers, actors, dancers, musicians and hosts 54 film festivals each year. The theater is open weekly, concerts, film screenings, art performances with endless schedules to ensure visitors are not bored when visiting.
One of the most popular check-in destinations when visiting Hollywood is the Walk of Fame. This is a pedestrian path, honoring artists from around the world in five areas: film, television, music, radio and drama.
Visitors can engrave their name on the Walk of Fame for a few dozen dollars. Photo: Theoutline.
There are more than 2,600 stars on the Walk of Fame. There are people who are honored 5 times on this road as cowboy singer Gene Autry in many different art fields. There are stars stolen and replaced.
You can also engrave your name on the Walk of Fame. For $ 10, you can carve arbitrary letters, along with a small Oscar statue. After that, visitors are free to take photos to check-in. You can even buy this package on some online travel websites for USD 20-25 with many attractive options.
In addition to Walk of Fame, Hollywood has many other tourist attractions such as: Universal Hollywood Film Studio; Los Angeles Museum of Natural History; Walt Disney Concert Hall or Venicel Beach.
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