Hollywood – Introduction to the Film Distric


    A recognition to films.

    How was Hollywood in the 1800s?

    The first Hollywood was a small settlement on the banks of the Los Angeles River in what is now downtown. The area’s location made it ideal for river traffic and trade with Native Americans living along the San Gabriel River. In 1846, John C. Frémont explored the region during his expedition to California; he named “Cahuenga” after one of its residents. By 1850, about 200 people were living in the community.

    How did the Planning of the Hollywood City take place?

    Hollywood was incorporated as a municipality on November 14, 1903, by a vote of 88 for and 77 against. On January 30, 1904, the voters in Hollywood decided, by a vote of 113 to 96, to banish the sale of liquor within the city, except for medicinal purposes. Neither hotels nor restaurants were allowed to serve wine or liquor before or after meals. However, this never happened; instead, the boulevard turned inland near Beverly Hills and crossed the San Fernando Valley. In 1910, the city voted
    for a merger with Los Angeles to secure an adequate water supply and gain access to the L.A. sewer system.

    Where to set up the Motion Picture Industry?

    The original plan for this subdivision included streets running north-south along Sunset Strip and east-west along Vine Street. This would have been the main street of the city. However, when the project was completed, no houses were facing south or east; instead, they met only north and west. In addition, the streets were laid out so that each block contained four lots rather than six. These changes made the neighborhood more desirable and helped make it popular among movie people.

    Hollywood City

    How did the Complete establishment of Settlements occur in  Hollywood?

    After the neighborhood underwent years of severe decline in the 1980s, many landmarks were threatened with demolition. Since 2000, Hollywood has been increasingly gentrified due to revitalization by private enterprises and public planners. Over 1,200 hotel rooms were added in the Hollywood area between 2001 and 2016. Four thousand new apartments and over thirty low to mid-rise development projects were approved in 2019.

    What type of Climate prevails in Hollywood?

    Hollywood has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate or dry-summer subtropical climate. Winters are typically mild and rainy, but there are still plenty of warm, sunny days in the winter, as well. Summers are hot, bright, and dry, with virtually no rain falling between April and October; while summer days can be hot, they are considerably more relaxed than in the San Fernando Valley Spring and fall are generally warm, sunny, and pleasant. The record high temperature in Hollywood is 112 °F (44 °C) on June 26, 1990, and the record low temperature is 24 °F (–4 °C) on both December 8, 1978, and December 23, 1990.

    A Glimpse on Hollywood Film Studios

    By 1911, the first movie studio appeared on Sunset Boulevard. By 1915, many major motion-picture companies had relocated to Hollywood from the East Coast.
    Hollywood was an ideal place to produce movies since filmmakers couldn’t be sued there for infringing on motion picture film patents held by Thomas Edison and his Motion Picture Patents Company. It also had warm, predictably sunny weather and diverse terrain, perfect for movie backdrops.

    How did the Hollywood Sign come into the picture?

    The Hollywood sign is a must-see tourist attraction, although it didn’t start that way. It was initially a clever electric billboard advertising an upscale suburban neighborhood in the Hollywood Hills. The sign initially said, “Hollywoodland,” erected in 1923 by Los Angeles Times publisher and real estate developer Harry Chandler for $21,000. Each original letter was 30 feet wide and 43 feet tall and attached to telephone poles. Four thousand light bulbs illuminated the massive marquis.


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