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He paid thousands of dollars for electric lighting, including bringing electricity and building a bank, as well as a road into the Cahuenga Pass. The lighting ran for several blocks down Prospect Avenue. Whitley's land was centered on Highland Avenue. Hollywood was incorporated as a municipality on November 14, , by a vote of 88 for and 77 against.

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Neither hotels nor restaurants were allowed to serve wine or liquor before or after meals. In , the city voted for merger with Los Angeles in order to secure an adequate water supply and to gain access to the L. With annexation, the name of Prospect Avenue changed to Hollywood Boulevard and all the street numbers were also changed. By , major motion-picture companies had set up production near or in Los Angeles. To escape this, filmmakers began moving out west to Los Angeles, where attempts to enforce Edison's patents were easier to evade.

Los Angeles became the capital of the film industry in the United States. Director D. Griffith was the first to make a motion picture in Hollywood. Whitley home was used as its set, and the unnamed movie was filmed in the middle of their groves at the corner of Whitley Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard. In the s, Hollywood was the fifth-largest industry in the nation. Hollywood became known as Tinseltown [29] and the "dream factory" [20] because of the glittering image of the movie industry.

Hollywood has since [ when? Its purpose was to advertise a housing development.

In , the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce entered a contract with the City of Los Angeles to repair and rebuild the sign. During the early s, the Hollywood Freeway was constructed through the northeast corner of Hollywood. The Capitol Records Building on Vine Street , just north of Hollywood Boulevard, was built in , and the Hollywood Walk of Fame was created in as a tribute to artists and other significant contributors to the entertainment industry.

The official opening was on February 8, The mall is located where the historic Hollywood Hotel once stood. After years of serious decline in the s, many Hollywood landmarks were threatened with demolition.

In , some Hollywood voters began a campaign for the area to secede from Los Angeles and become a separate municipality. To pass, they required the approval of a majority of voters in the proposed new municipality as well as a majority of voters in all of Los Angeles. In the November election, both measures failed by wide margins in the citywide vote. According to the Mapping L. In , H. Whitley commissioned architect A. Barnes to design Whitley Heights as a Mediterranean-style village on the hills above Hollywood Boulevard, and it became the first celebrity community.

Relation of Hollywood to nearby communities: [40] [42]. The U. In the city estimated that the population had increased to 85, The median age for residents was 31, about the city's average. Hollywood was said to be "highly diverse" when compared to the city at large. The ethnic breakdown in was The average household size of 2. Renters occupied The percentages of never-married men There were 2, families headed by single parents, about average for Los Angeles.

In , there were 2, military veterans, or 4. In December of that year, The Public Prosecutor became the first network television series to be filmed in Hollywood. As a neighborhood within the Los Angeles city limits, Hollywood does not have its own municipal government. There was an official, appointed by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce, who served as an honorary " Mayor of Hollywood " for ceremonial purposes only.

Johnny Grant held this position from until his death on January 9, The Los Angeles Police Department is responsible for police services. The Hollywood police station is at N. Wilcox Ave. The council members are voted in by stakeholders, generally defined as anyone living, working, owning property, or belonging to an organization within the boundaries of the council.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is the latest accepted revision , reviewed on 10 July For the U. For other uses, see Hollywood disambiguation. For the book by William J. Neighborhood of Los Angeles. Hollywood as seen from the Hollywood Sign. Main article: Cinema of the United States. Places adjacent to Hollywood. Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved January 7, Retrieved February 22, By Rachel Nuwer of smithsonianmag.

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