This Week in History: March 9 – 15
Movie Filmed in a Town Called Hollywood
American film director D. W. Griffith thought he had found the perfect location to film In Old California, but he had to battle to get his producer’s reluctant agreement to rent the old barn in the small town where some of the action was shot. His discovery of a spot with the near-perfect natural light the cameras crave would start studio stampede to the Los Angeles area.
On this day : the history of the world in 366 days. New York, NY : Crescent Books. (1992.).
To learn more about Hollywood’s place in American culture click here.
Baers, Michael. “Hollywood.” St. James Encyclopedia of Popular Culture. Ed. Sara Pendergast and Tom Pendergast. Vol. 2. Detroit: St. James Press, 2000. 431-434. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web.
To learn more about D. W. Griffith click here.
Merritt, Russell. “Griffith, D.W.” International Dictionary of Films and Filmmakers. Ed. Sara Pendergast and Tom Pendergast. 4th ed. Vol. 2: Directors. Detroit: St. James Press, 2000. 399-403. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web.