Janet Hardy-Gould "Hollywood"

Janet Hardy-Gould "Hollywood"

Janet Hardy-Gould "Hollywood"

 

Janet Hardy-Gould

‘Welcome to Hollywood, Mr Griffith.’ The film director D. W. Griffith liked the California village with its sunny weather, friendly people, and orange trees. ‘It’s a good place to make a movie,’ he thought, and soon the first movie, In Old California, was made. It was just seventeen minutes long.

Just over a hundred years later, Hollywood is a very different place, but it’s still the home of the movies for millions of people. Hollywood means the stars, from Charlie Chaplin to Brad Pitt, from Vivien Leigh to Penelope Cruz. It means the Oscars, the big film studios, Disney, Hitchcock, and Spielberg. And even today, with films on discs and on the Internet, Hollywood’s exciting story still goes on.

 

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