Hollywood today is weird, but it wouldn't have become the celebrity culture cesspool that it is today without its history.

Why did actors in black and white movies talk that way? Why do so many child stars have drug addictions? Why is the film industry in Los Angeles? Find out the answer to these questions below.

THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY IS BASED IN LOS ANGELES PARTLY BECAUSE OF THOMAS EDISON Thomas Edison's company in New Jersey held many moviemaking patents

PRE-CODE HOLLYWOOD WAS A FOUR-YEAR PERIOD IN THE 1930S WHEN MOVIES SHOWED SEX, DRUGS, GAY CHARACTERS, AND STRONG FEMALE LEADS. After the adoption of s

OLD TIMEY ACTORS SPOKE IN THAT WEIRD VOICE TO SOUND UPPER-CLASS. The Transatlantic accent was a British-American hybrid that was taught, not evolved o

BLACK FILMMAKERS MADE MOVIES FOR BLACK AUDIENCES SINCE 1905, BUT MOST HAVE BEEN LOST. Less than 100 of 500 race films created between 1915 to 1950 s

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IN THE EARLY DAYS OF CINEMA, REAL BULLETS WERE FIRED AT ACTORS. Before blanks, squibs, and special effects were invented, directors would hire sharpsh

THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN ORIGINALLY READ HOLLYWOODLAND AND WAS LIT UP WITH 4000 LIGHTBULBS. HOLLYWOODLAND Its original purpose was to advertise for a segr
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