By Tommy Dangcil
Simply after the flip of the 20 th century, the movie moved to the West Coast, and the biggest land of make-believe was once created in Hollywood, California. From the silent-era beginnings of primitive, open-air levels to the fabled again most of the studios' heyday, Hollywood Studios provides a bygone period of magical moviemaking in infrequent postcards. Assembled from the author's deepest assortment, those pictures from the Chaplin Studios to Metro-Goldwyn Mayer depict an insider's glance again on the dream factories often called the Hollywood studios.
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