William Morris has been a Hollywood behemoth for many years—an agency whose talent roster ranged from Elvis to Ryan Seacrest.
Hollywood bestows trophies on movies and actors and the general public responds with a resounding “WTF!?”
Years before Mitchum had landed in Hollywood, another young man had come to Tinseltown from Ohio.
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.
District of Los Angeles.
Note: Center of the American film industry.