Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California. The neighborhood is notable for its place as the home of the U.S. film industry, including several of its historic studios.
Its name has come to be a metonym for the motion picture industry of the United States. Hollywood is also a highly ethnically diverse, densely populated, economically diverse neighborhood and retail business district.
Hollywood was a small community in 1870 and was incorporated as a municipality in 1903.
It officially merged with the city of Los Angeles in 1910, and soon thereafter a prominent film industry began to emerge, eventually becoming the most recognizable film industry in the world.
Below are some facts about Hollywood
1. Hollywood was given its name by the $64000 estate developer Hobart Johnstone Whitley on his honeymoon in 1886.
2. In 1904, the voters of the Hollywood set, by a majority of 113 to ninety six, to banish the sale of alcohol within the city, aside from meditative functions.
3. The primary film to be created entirely in Hollywood was the 17-minute short In previous Calif. directed by D.W. Griffith, free in 1910.
4. The massive ‘Hollywood’ sign was placed up in 1923 and originally Triticum spelta out the word ‘Hollywoodland’.
5. The letters were originally 50ft high