10 interesting facts about Hollywood
• 10 interesting facts about Hollywood
Today we will focus on the country, which you will not find on any map of the world. Hollywood - Dream Factory, which has had the greatest impact on the culture of mankind in the last hundred years. The most famous area of Los Angeles, where a large number of film studios, and, of course, here live the most famous actors of cinema.
It's an amazing world with its own history and interesting secrets about a dozen of them, we will tell you in this release.
Famous today for the whole world a huge white letters appeared on the southern slope of Mount Lee July 13, 1923. But while the caption read HOLLYWOODLAND and was not a memorable sign and the usual advertising new homes in one of Los Angeles neighborhoods. The height of each letter was 9 m, width - 15 m. Initially, it was planned that the advertising sign stand for about one and a half years, and then be dismantled. But during this time the inscription had time to acquire such popularity that it decided to leave. In 1949, the inscription was restored and removed the word LAND. By 1978, the inscription came to such a deplorable state that it is completely replaced, and now the letter height is 14 meters and the length of the entire inscription is 110 m.
September 1932 British actress Peg Entwistle committed suicide by jumping from the letter "H". On the eve of Peg I knew that her next role was greatly reduced. While the country's raging Great Depression, and this news for the actress meant almost total poverty.
During the Second World War, to avoid wasting precious metal statuette "Oscar" were made of plaster. After the war, the "Oscar" again began to make an alloy called Britannia and covered with gold leaf.
In 1978, the time led the famous inscription in a very sorry state. Now, instead of "HOLLYWOOD" it looked like a "HuLLYWO D". The inscription has been decided how to restore, and founder of the magazine "Playboy" Hugh Hefner held an auction of letters. As a result, every letter had its own sponsor.
The first eight stars on the "Walk of Fame" at the same time there were 8 February 1960. One of them - the star Joanne Woodward - many consider the very first of all.
Emblems inside each star represents the category in which it was presented. A total of five: a contribution to the development of the film industry (emblem - a movie camera), contribution to the development of television (TV), the contribution to the development of sound recording and music (vintage phonograph), contribution to the development of a radio (wireless microphone), contribution to theater development (masks comedy tragedy ). There on the "Walk of Fame" and two special "star", which are made in the shape of the moon. One of them was marked by the flight of "Apollo-11" on the moon, and another set after landing on the moon itself.
Stars on the "Walk of Fame" received not only people but also cartoon characters, such as Mickey Mouse.
Gene Autry is the owner of a record - his star has all the five emblems.
November 9, 2001 in Los Angeles, opened the famous theater "Dolby", which is also known as "Kodak". This theater has become a regular venue for the ceremony "Oscar". The auditorium of the theater seats nearly 3,400 people, and it is the scene of one of the largest in the United States.
In the Hollywood movie can be seen not only in movie theaters. He is shown on huge screens, special stands and even in cemeteries. So, in 2002 at the Summer Film Forum Cinespia at night films are shown on the "star" cemetery Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The image is projected directly onto the wall of the mausoleum Rudolph Valentino - one of the most famous actors of the silent era.
The author of the term "Hollywood smile" is a dentist Charles Pincus. In the thirties of the last century, he invented the so-called veneers - a special plate that fits over the teeth to improve their appearance, but also for protection. While porcelain veneers are fastened to the teeth with a special adhesive powder and could stay a little longer. But the invention has been so popular among the actors that Pincus even earned the nickname "star dentist." He made a dazzling smile so famous, like Judy Garland, Shirley Temple, Elizabeth Taylor, Barbara Stanwyck, Fred Astaire and others.