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Hollywood CultureBy: joonas laasila

The world-famous Hollywood Sign
The world-famous Hollywood Sign



The Hollywood culture is famous for its cultural identity as the historical center of movie studios and movie stars. The word "Hollywood" is often used to refer to the greater Los Angeles Area in general, which is a prominent part of the Profligate Province. The culture of Hollywood has dramatically changed over the years. For example, society’s taste in movies has radically been transformed. In the old days, people preferred classy and high value movies, where as today, the common person prefers a movie with violence, nudity, or other things of that nature. On a more optimistic note, movies such as Brokeback Mountain have helped society view homosexuality in a more positive manner. Movies like these are rarely produced in the Hollywood “mainstream,” and Hollywood will go on making socially relevant movies as long as they sell.

The view of Hollywood Boulevard from the Kodak Theatre
The view of Hollywood Boulevard from the Kodak Theatre




Nicknames of Hollywood/Movie Industry:
The Hollywood Kodak Theatre
The Hollywood Kodak Theatre
"Starstruck Town"

"Tinseltown"




















Hollywood Hotel
Hollywood Hotel










Hollywood is the home to many award shows, such as the Oscars and the Academy awards. Historical theatres are commonly used as venues and concert stages to premier major theatrical releases.

















Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame




The Hollywood Walk of Fame is embedded with more than 2,000 five-pointed stars featuring the names of not only human celebrities but also fictional characters honored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce for their contributions to the entertainment industry.

















Grauman's Chinese Theatre
Grauman's Chinese Theatre











Grauman’s Chinese Theatre is the most sought-after theatre in Hollywood for studio premieres. At these premieres, fans flock to see celebrities walk to red carpet.


























Literature Cited
  • Keith, Gaelyn Whitley (2006). The Father of Hollywood: The True Story. BookSurge Publishing. [[wiki/Special:BookSources/1419641948|ISBN 1419641948]].
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  • Niver, Kemp R. (1971). Biograph Bulletins, 1896–1908. Los Angeles: Locare Research Group.
  • Robertson, Patrick (2001). Film Facts, Billboard Books.
  • Scott, Allen J. (2005). On Hollywood: The Place, The Industry. Princeton University Press. [[wiki/Special:BookSources/0691116830|ISBN 0691116830]].
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