PHOENIX RISING JULY P.A.D. TRAVELOG – DESTINATION: POETRY (HOLLYWOOD)

The HOLLYWOOD sign

The HOLLYWOOD sign

Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California. It is notable for its place as the home of the entertainment industry, including several of its historic studios. Its name has come to be a metonym for the motion picture industry of the United States. Hollywood is also a highly ethnically diverse, densely populated, economically diverse neighborhood and retail business district.

Hollywood, has had a profound effect on cinema across the world since the early 20th century. Its history is sometimes separated into four main periods: the silent film era, classical Hollywood cinema, New Hollywood, and the contemporary period. While the French Lumière Brothers are generally credited with the birth of modern cinema, it is American cinema that soon became the most dominant force in an emerging industry. Since the 1920s, the American film industry has grossed more money every year than that of any other country.

Think of a movie that had left an impression on you, or a star of the cinema who you enjoy(ed) watching. Maybe the “HOLLYWOOD” (Originally, “HOLLYWOODLAND”) sign illicit a poem. The “Walk of Fame”, Gruaman’s Chinese Theater or memories of the “Brown Derby” could qualify your muse. We’re ready for our close-up, Mr. deMille!

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