Hollywood

Hollywood is part of the Los Angeles, California. This city is very ethically diverse, and densely populated area is the home for the United States film industry, which include several historic studios and the name has become a reference for the industry as well as all of the people who are involved in this industry. Hollywood was quite a small community in 1870 and in 1903 it was incorporated. In 1910 it was made part of Los Angeles, and eventually the film industry that we know of today would begin is boom, and become the most recognized film industry in the world.

Hollywood started in 1853 when there was just as an adobe hut in Noapalera for the cactus that was indigenous to that area. By the 1870s, a community had begun to flourish. They called the area Cahuenga Valley. The father of Hollywood, H.J. Whitley during 1886 on his honeymoon was standing on top of a hill looking out over the valley. A Chinese man who was hauling wood and he got out and bowed to Whitley. Whitley asked what he was doing to which the Chinese man responded I-Holly-Wood. Because of this, Whitley had a thought and decided to name his new town Hollywood. Holly to represent England and wood to represent his Scottish heritage.
Whitley then arranged to purchase the 500 acres from a ranch and disclosed his plan for the land. Unfortunately, before Whitley could close on the ranch, the news of the plans had spread to Daeida Wilcox who then talked to her husband and talked about the name. In 1887, Wilcox filed with the Los Angeles county Recorder’s office for the property and deed of the property to be Hollywood California. Although the real estate boom had busted during that year, Hollywood had begun to slowly grow.
In 1912, there had been a major motion picture company that had set up their production in or near Los Angeles. During the 1900s, most patents for motion pictures were being held within the Motion Picture Patents Company founded by Thomas Edison, and often times this company would sue to stop the production of any motion picture being made. In order to escape this, many filmmakers began to move out west where none of the patents could be enforced. Not to mention the weather was very ideal and there was a quick access to all types of settings. Los Angeles then became the capital of the film industry which would lead to Hollywood becoming the hub for all films.

The first studio to be located in Hollywood was the Nestor Company in 1911 which was established by Centaur Company on Sunset Boulevard. Then eventually 4 major film companies: Columbia Pictures, Paramount Pictures, RKO, and Warner Bros. had studios located in Hollywood as well as other minor companies and even rental studies. During the 1920s, Hollywood had become the 5th largest industry in the whole United States. Hollywood would eventually be called Tinseltown because of the glittering image that the movie industry had supplied. Since then, it had become a major center for film study here in the United States.