LIFE IN HOLLYWOOD turned out to be a series of seven shorts about the industry. Judging by this, the first one, , the research was erratic; it claims that motion pictures were perfected by 1887.
Neither is the view it offers of the industry particularly accurate. Although the facades of the Warner Brothers, Universal and MGM studios are shown, it concentrates more on the smaller studios. They were often respected, like Marshall Neilan's, Chaplin's and Buster Keaton's studios, but at this time, as the titles note, the motion picture industry with the fourth largest money-maker in the country. It was the big factories that made the majority of those pictures.
Even so, it's good to see the fronts of the studios; these are images that are of great interest to movie buffs, yet hard to find.
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