From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
It is Camille Paglia's central thesis that in the 20th century (which she calls the Age of Hollywood) pagan popular culture overtook and vanquished the high arts. Thanks to advances in technology, pop became a universal language, as catholic in its reach as the medieval church. Once pop art embraced commercial iconography, the avant-garde was dead.
Hollywood is a district in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.. Due to its fame and cultural identity as the historical centre of movie studios and stars, the word "Hollywood" is often used as a metonym for the American film and television industry. In fact, one can safely regard Hollywood, or the American film industry, as the pinnacle of mainstream cinema.
- Hollywood Sign
- American mythology
- 20th century mythology
- Peg Entwistle (1908 – 1932), an English actress who gained notoriety after her suicide at the age of 24 by leaping off of the Hollywood Sign.
- Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, 1998, Peter Biskind, on New Hollywood
- Hollywood Babylon, 1959, a book by Kenneth Anger about the sordid scandals of Hollywood denizens from the 1900s to the 1950s
- The Hollywood Hallucination, 1944, Parker Tyler
- The Life and Death of 9413: a Hollywood Extra, 1928, short silent film written by Robert Florey and directed by Florey and Slavko Vorkapich
- The Celluloid Closet, 1981, a book by Vito Russo on how Hollywood films, have portrayed gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender characters