Hollywood: Early History and Development

Hollywood; Perhaps no other place on earth recalls the same air of magic and splendor of the show. Hollywood legend began in the early 20th century and is a hallmark of modern American society full of history and innovation.

After the First World War and the United States resulted in a cultural explosion, a new center industry has been growing; Hollywood, the home of movies in the United States.

According to the myth of the industry, the first film was made in Hollywood, a refugee from Cecil B. DeMille in 1914, when the director decided at the last minute to shoot in Los Angeles, but the former California prior movie DW Griffith, was founded in 1910 shot entirely in 1919 in the city of Hollywood, “Hollywood”, the face of American cinema and the glamor had become incarnate would come.

The 1920s were when the film industry really began to develop, with the birth of the “movie star”. Be made with hundreds of movies each year, Hollywood has the emergence of an American force. Hollywood was a cultural icon of the section of Los Angeles from, focusing on leisure, luxury and a “party scene” more and more taken into consideration.

Hollywood was the birthplace of film studios, which were for the public image of the United States in the film industry is of great importance. The companies and the richest first movies were Warner Brothers Pictures, Paramount, RKO, Metro Goldwin Meyer, and 20th Century Fox, which each had their own sets and movie studios. Universal, Columbia Pictures and United were also considered noteworthy, though they do not have their own theater, while Disney, Monogram and Republic third level were considered.


The 1930s was considered the golden age of Hollywood. A new era in the history of the film began in this decade with the introduction of sound in movies, to create new genres like action movies, music, documentaries, movies, comedies Social Policy, Western and horror. With audio tracks of moving images creates a new dynamic display and also started from the next Hollywood WWII benefit.

The 1940s were a difficult time for the American film industry, especially after the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. However, the production in the technology, such as special effects, the best quality of sound, and the early use of a color film, all of which make the most of the films due to advances rebounded modern and attractive.

Like all other American industry, the film industry has to provide to the Second World War, with increased productivity, a new wave of war images. During the war Hollywood was an important source of American patriotism by the propaganda produced documentaries, photographs formation and the general awareness of the necessity of war. The 1946 saw the culmination of the cinema and of the total profit.

The 1950s were a time of great change in American culture and the world. In the post-war United States, the average family has increased in abundance, the new social trends, progress of the music, and the emergence of popular culture has created – especially the introduction of television. In 1950, an estimated 10 million households owned a television set.

hollywood-starsThe 1960s saw a major boost for social change. Movies in this time focused on fun, fashion, rock and roll, social changes such as movements and transitions of citizens’ rights in cultural values. It was also a time of change in the perception of the world of America and its culture, influenced largely by the Vietnam War and the ongoing changes in governance.

1963 was the slowest year in film production; 120 films were released, it was less than a year to date was from the 1920s, this decline in production due to lower yields due to the attraction of television. Movie Companies City began to make money in other areas: music CDs, films made for television and the invention of the television series.

In addition, the average price of movie ticket has been reduced only a dollar a more attractive older moviegoers hope to create. In 1970, it caused a depression in the film industry, which had developed in the last 25 years.

With the Vietnam War in full swing, began in the 1970s with an essence of disappointment and frustration in American culture. While Hollywood had seen their lowest times in the 1960s, saw the 1970s because of changes in restrictions on the language, sex, violence, a flood of creativity and another strong thematic content. USA against culture inspired Hollywood more risks to take over with new alternative filmmakers.

Concentrated the revival of Hollywood in the 1970s on the youth leaning a lot of action and images on doing, usually with a new technology and dazzling special effects. the financial problems of some Hollywood success was relieved then shocking films like Jaws and Star Wars, which was the highest grossing film in movie history (at the time).

In the 1980s, the creativity of the film industry has also become homogenized and marketable rose. Designed only for public use, more than 1980 films were as generic and some have become classics. In this decade, as the introduction of high-concept films is detected, the light could be described in 25 words or less, it is a commercial film, make it understandable and culturally accessible era.

In the late 1980s, it was generally accepted that the films of the time for an audience were that only had entertainment air, like most images were unoriginal and stereotypical. Many studies have attempted to be used for special effects advantage of advances in technology, to take risks rather than in the experimental or thought concepts. The future of the film seemed precarious costs and output prices continued to rise Ticket to fall. However, although the outlook was gloomy, movies like Return of the Jedi, Terminator, Batman and found an unexpected success.

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The economic decline of the 1990s led to a significant drop in revenue at the box office. Theater total is due to the complex new multiscreen Cineplex in the United States. The use of special effects to violent scenes like car chases and shootouts on big-budget films is a primary source for many moviegoers.

VCR was still popular at the moment, and the advantages of video rental were higher than movie ticket sales. In 1992, she created CD. They paved the way for movies on DVD that hit stores DVD offered better image quality in 1997. And the possibility of interactive content, videos and became obsolete a few years later.

The new millennium brought a new era in the history of cinema with the rapid advancement of technology and remarkable. The film industry has been in the 2000s had successes and inventions that Blu-ray and IMAX theaters. In addition, movies and TV shows can now been seen with the advent of streaming services such as Netflix on smart phones, are tablets, PCs and other devices.

The 2000s were a time of great change in the film and technology industries and more change is sure to come soon. What innovations will the future bring us? Just the time…..

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