Hollywood Babylon Setting & Symbolism

Kenneth Anger
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Hollywood

Hollywood, California started out as Hollywoodland, a haven for the up and coming movie industry. Hollywood's first studios, Paramount and Universal Studios were the two first major film studios to open in 1912. The companies were heavily invested in making silent films and creating a mystique through the medium of film. The industry was new and exciting - and everyone wanted a piece of the pie.

The Golden Age of Hollywood began in the 1920s around the time that the silent era ended. The silent era had been very good to Hollywood and introduced many stars including Clara Bow, Dorothy and Lillian Gish, Charles Boyer, Fatty Arbuckle, Charlie Chaplin, and Buster Keaton.

The birth of the Talkies had its ups and downs, both creating and destroying careers. The introduction of sound was unfortunate for stars whose voices did not match their characters or overall image. It was fortunate...

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