THE BIRTH OF HOLLYWOOD
1886, nearby Los Angeles, California
High in the hills looking out over the valley, H.J. Whitley is the happiest man on earth on his honeymoon. What a majestic and romantic sunset this is! A Chinese man passes by carrying wood and Whitley greets him and asks what he is doing. “I holly-wood” – meaning “hauling wood” -. A property developer, Whitley has already decided to buy this land and here is the perfect name for this place: HOLLYWOOD!