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Early Hollywood
Early Hollywood
Wanamaker, Marc.
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127 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
The image of Hollywood often translates as some otherworldly dreamscape filled with fantastic lives and fantasy fulfillment. The real place was carved from the Southern California desert as an outpost northwest of Los Angeles. The movie industry arrived when tumbleweeds were not simply props and actual horsepower pulled the loads. Everyday workers, civic management, and Main Street conventionalities nurtured Hollywood's growth, as did a balmy climate that facilitated outdoor photography and shooting schedules for filmmakers. Vintage photographs from the collections of the Hollywood Heritage Museum and Bison Archives illustrate Hollywood's businesses, homes, and residents during the silent-film era and immediately after, as the Great Depression led up to World War II. These images celebrate Hollywood before and after its annexation into the city of Los Angeles in 1910 and its subsequent ascension as the world's greatest filmmaking center.--From publisher description.
The post-rancho period -- A city is born -- Movies come to town: the studios and theaters -- The Hollywood Hotel and Hollywood hotels -- Hollywood Boulevard -- Hollywood landmarks, 1920s-1930s -- Real estate and movie colony -- Radio days -- Depression years -- Nightclubs and restaurants.
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