Hollywood


Hollywood

Hollywood [hol-ee-woo d] Examples noun

  1. the NW part of Los Angeles, Calif.: center of the American motion-picture industry.
  2. a city in SE Florida, near Miami: seaside resort.

Related formsHol·ly·wood·ite, Hol·ly·wood·er, noun Related Words for hollywood spurious, phony, fraudulent, fictitious, bogus, forged, false, copied, brummagem, plant, affected, bent, put-on, assumed, queer, pseudo, pretended, wrong, feigned, crock Examples from the Web for hollywood Contemporary Examples of hollywood

  • ROME — What does it take for a Hollywood A-lister to get a private audience with Pope Francis?

    Pope Francis Has the Pleasure of Meeting Angelina Jolie for a Few Seconds

    Barbie Latza Nadeau

    January 8, 2015

  • This is a Hollywood director at the height of his powers creating original, wildly ambitious epics.

    Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’

    Marlow Stern

    January 6, 2015

  • Because I was living with this story, I watched closely as Hollywood considered making a film about Selma.

    Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’

    Gary May

    January 2, 2015

  • Afraid the Korean secret police would not believe his kidnapping story, Shin settled in Hollywood.

    Propaganda, Protest, and Poisonous Vipers: The Cinema War in Korea

    Rich Goldstein

    December 30, 2014

  • Are the standards for female beauty in Hollywood ridiculous?

    Renée Zellweger Got a New Face—and Everyone Had An Opinion About It

    Kevin O’Keeffe

    December 29, 2014

  • Historical Examples of hollywood

  • If Bezdek ever found out about this he’d be cooked as far as Hollywood went!

    Reel Life Films

    Samuel Kimball Merwin

  • She knows everything about her work, more than anyone else in Hollywood, they say.

    Spring Street

    James H. Richardson

  • See how it’s inlaid with hollywood and cherry and how fine the lines of it are!

    Patchwork

    Anna Balmer Myers

  • “They’re wearing them that way here in Hollywood,” she wrote Ken.

    Gigolo

    Edna Ferber

  • At about this point she vanished, bound for Hollywood and the movies.

    Gigolo

    Edna Ferber

  • British Dictionary definitions for hollywood Hollywood noun

    1. a NW suburb of Los Angeles, California: centre of the American film industry. Pop: 167 664 (2000)
      1. the American film industry
      2. (as modifier)a Hollywood star

    Word Origin and History for hollywood Hollywood

    region near Los Angeles, named for the ranch that once stood there, which was named by Deida Wilcox, wife of Horace H. Wilcox, Kansas City real estate man, when they moved there in 1886. They began selling off building lots in 1891 and the village was incorporated in 1903. Once a quiet farming community, by 1910 barns were being converted into movie studios. The name was used generically for “American movies” from 1926, three years after the giant sign was set up, originally Hollywoodland, another real estate developer’s promotion.

    hollywood in Culture Hollywood

    District of Los Angeles.

    Note Center of the American film industry.

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