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Interesting facts about Hollywood

Interesting facts about Hollywood

Interesting facts about Hollywood

Hollywood is a Dream Factory, which had the greatest impact on the culture of mankind in the last hundred years. It is the most famous area of Los Angeles, where the most popular actors live and there are a large number of film studios here.
It’s an amazing world with its own history and interesting secrets.
Worldwide famous huge white letters appeared on the southern slope of Mount Lee on July 13, 1923. At first the inscription advertised new houses – HOLLYWOODLAND. The height of each letter was 9 m, width – 15 m. In 1949 the word LAND was removed. In 1978 the inscription was fully replaced. It looked like “HuLLYWO D” instead of “HOLLYWOOD”. Hugh Hefner, founder of the magazine Playboy, decided to restore it and held an auction of letters. As a result, each letter had its own sponsor. Now the height of each letter is 14 m.

hollywoodland
In September 1932, 24-year-old British actress Peg Entwistle committed suicide by jumping from the letter “H” in the famed Hollywood sign. She had recently divorced her husband and she’d been cut from David O. Selznick’s Thirteen Women. There was the Great Depression and such news meant almost complete poverty for the actress.

Peg Entwistle

Peg Entwistle

During the Second World War, to avoid wasting precious metal, Oscar Statuettes were made of plaster.

Oscar Statuette

Oscar Statuette

Famous Dolby Theater, also known as Kodak Theater, was opened on November 9, 2001 in Los Angeles. It’s a place for Oscar ceremonies. The auditorium can accommodate nearly 3,400 people, and its scene is one of the largest in the United States.

Interesting facts about Hollywood

Dolby Theater

Dolby Theater

The first eight stars on the Walk of Fame appeared simultaneously on February 8, 1960. Cartoon characters, such as Mickey Mouse, also received stars on the Walk of Fame. There are two special stars in the shape of the moon. It’s interesting that some stars were stolen)
John “Mr Starshine” Peterson spends his days cleaning and polishing the stars on the Walk of Fame.
Dog characters Strongheart and Lassie got their stars in 1960. In 2004, Godzilla was the first monster who got the star.
Muhammad Ali Star is on the wall of the Dolby Theater. Most of us know Muhammad Ali as a world champion, but few people know that he is also a philanthropist, and a hero of numerous books and films.
Walk of Fame
You can watch films everywhere in Hollywood even in cemeteries. Since 2002 during Cinespia Summer Film Forum films are shown at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

California dentist Charles Pincus is an author of “Hollywood smile”. In the thirties of the last century, he invented veneer – a thin layer of material placed over a tooth, to improve the aesthetics of a tooth and to protect the tooth’s surface from damage. His invention became so popular among the actors that Pincus was nicknamed “Star dentist”. Judy Garland, Shirley Temple, Elizabeth Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck, Fred Astaire and many others were among his patients.

Hollywood smile

Hollywood smile