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What is the word Hollywood's origin and meaning?

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Asked by anantharaman, 13 Jan '12 09:31 pm
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In 18 53, one adobe hut stood in Nopalera, named for the Mexican nopal cactus indigenous to the area. By 1870, an agricultural community flourished in the area with thriving crops of many common and exotic varieties. The area was known to these residents as the Cahuenga Valley, after the pass in the Santa Monica Mountains immediately to the north. Soon thereafter, land speculation led to subdivision of the large plots and an influx of homeowners.

In spite of the area's short history, it has been filled with events driven by optimistic progress. The name Hollywood was coined by H. J. Whitley, the "Father of Hollywood"] Whitley arranged to buy the 500-acre (2.0 km2) E.C. Hurd ranch and disclosed to him his plans for the land. They agreed on a price and Hurd agreed to sell at a later date. Before Whitley got off the ground with Hollywood, plans for the new town had spread to General Harrison Gray Otis, Mr Hurd's wife, Mrs. Daeida Wilcox, and numerous others through the mill of gossip a ...more
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Answered by anil garg, 14 Jan '12 08:47 am

 
  
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Its from H. J. Whitley, who's wife and friends helped in Holly Canyon now Lake Hollywood, to coin the name
Answered by klm, 13 Jan '12 10:28 pm

 
  
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Its from H. J. Whitley, who's wife and friends helped in Holly Canyon now Lake Hollywood, to coin the name
Answered by miss, 13 Jan '12 09:40 pm

 
  
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Hollywood is a district in los Angles.Due to its association with major movie studios n movie productions n also actors it is probably called Hollywood.
Answered by Damodar Biswal, 13 Jan '12 09:38 pm

 
  
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Hollywood is a district in Los Angeles, California, United States situated west-northwest of downtown Los Angeles. Due to its fame and cultural identity as the historical center of movie studios and movie stars, the word Hollywood is often used as a metonym of American cinema
Answered by pradipta pati, 13 Jan '12 09:37 pm

 
  
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