Chapter

Hollywood

in Los Angeles in the 1930s

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780520268838
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520948860 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520268838.003.0019
Hollywood

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Hollywood, officially the Hollywood District of Los Angeles, for it is not an independent city, lies on the foothill slopes of the Santa Monica Mountains, eight miles from the center of Los Angeles. In all languages “Hollywood” is synonymous with “movies,” yet few film celebrities now live here and most of the studios are in surrounding communities: Culver City, Burbank, and West Los Angeles. Off the main boulevards there is nothing “Hollywoodian” about Hollywood, which is much like any other city, with modest houses along quiet streets, lined with southern California's conventional palm, pepper, and eucalyptus trees. This chapter describes points of interest in Hollywood including Barnsdall Park, California Art Club, and Columbia Square. It also provides visitor information with respect to bus service, streetcars, taxicabs, etc.

Keywords: Los Angeles; Hollywood District; including Barnsdall Park; California Art Club; Columbia Square

Chapter.  4254 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of the Americas

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