Hollywood history and how it all happened

When you think of film industry, you think of Hollywood. It started in the 20th century. The first account as a first exhibition was a projected Hawaii film in 1894. The Nestor Studios were the first studio in the US during the Hollywood era. It was founded by Al Christie in 1911. It is in the big building for David Horsley, and it was near Sunset Boulevard and Gower Street.

view from hollywood sign

In that same year, fifteen independent studios were built in Hollywood. Hollywood was automatically in the same category with film and film industry. The word Hollywood was often part of the colloquial speech, and it referred to the whole industry.

Charlie Chaplin Studios


The Chaplin studios were near the La Brea and De Longpre Avenues. It was close to the Sunset Boulevard. The compound was created in 1917. The company was bought many times after 1953. Some of them were Kling Studios. They housed the production of Superman series. Those with Reeves. They also used it for Red skeleton franchise.

Hollywood sign

The sign is originally read Hollywood land. The sign was built in 1923, and it was intended for the development of new housing in those hills above Hollywood. Unfortunately, the sign was deteriorating until 1949 when the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce made a suggestion to repair the last four letters and to fix the rest of the letters completely. The sign is at the top of Mount Lee, and now it is a trademark that is registered which can’t be used without exclusive permission of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. They also manage the Walk of Fame. On May 16, 1929, the first Academy Awards took place. It was a presentation ceremony. It was held when the banquet took place in the Blossom Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Yes, that was on Hollywood Boulevard. There were 250 people in there, and cost of a ticket was 10$.

Hollywood studios

There are five main Hollywood studios all over Los Angeles. Those are Paramount, RKO, MGM or Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. They also owned large theaters in the country.

They used them for playing their movies. Years between 1927 until 1948 were the Golden Era of Hollywood company. And it is still the biggest film company in the world.