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Where Is Hollywood Book

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Where Is Hollywood Book

Which of these facts are true?
It was once a frontier town full of grazing cows.
One of Hollywood’s famous couples owned a swimming pool that was big enough to go canoeing in.
It is the film capital of the world.
All of the above!

Developed in the 1880s by Midwesterners looking for a sunny winter getaway, Hollywood was a small housing development outside still-small Los Angeles. But everything changed in the early 1900s when filmmakers from New York flocked to the area, where they could make movies without having to pay Thomas Edison’s patent fee. It didn’t hurt that the weather was perfect, too. Readers will take a journey from the Golden Age of Hollywood to the present-day film industry, learning all about what turned lush farmland into Tinseltown.