On This Day … 20 May

Events 1891 – History of cinema: The first public display of Thomas Edison’s prototype kinetoscope. Kinetoscope The Kinetoscope is an early motion picture exhibition device. The Kinetoscope was designed for films to be viewed by one individual at a time through a peephole viewer window at the top of the device. The Kinetoscope was not… Read More

What is Hollywood?

Introduction Hollywood was incorporated as a municipality in 1903. It was consolidated with the city of Los Angeles in 1910, and soon thereafter a prominent film industry emerged, eventually becoming the most recognisable in the world. Read about Bollywood and Lollywood. Hollywood: The Neighbourhood Hollywood is a neighbourhood in the central region of Los Angeles,… Read More