Information related to the history of the American film industry, colloquially known by the name of the neighborhood most associated with it: UsefulNotes/{{Hollywood}}, UsefulNotes/LosAngeles, UsefulNotes/{{California}}.

For information pertaining to the concurrent development of animation, see the HistoryOfAnimation.

Not to be confused with HollywoodHistory.
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!!Eras of Hollywood:
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* ThePreHollywoodEra (1878-1911)
* SilentAgeOfHollywood (1911-1927)
* GoldenAgeOfHollywood (1927-1948)
** UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra (1927-1933)
** UsefulNotes/TheHaysCode (1933-1948)
* FallOfTheStudioSystem (1948-1967)
** UsefulNotes/TheHollywoodBlacklist (1947-1961)
* NewHollywood (1967-1982)
** UsefulNotes/TheAuteurTheory (1954-1981)
* BlockbusterAgeOfHollywood (1982-present)
[[/index]]
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For those who want to learn about the subject from a snarky New Englander, Creator/BobChipman has done a four-part "Hollywood History 101" special for his web series ''The Big Picture''.

* [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/3679-Hollywood-History-101-Part-1 Part 1]] -- covers the Silent and Golden Ages.
* [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/3697-Hollywood-History-101-Part-2 Part 2]] -- covers the Fall of the Studio System.
* [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/3768-Hollywood-History-101-Part-3 Part 3]] -- covers New Hollywood and the beginning of the Blockbuster Age.
* [[http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/the-big-picture/3797-Hollywood-History-101-Supplemental-The-Code Supplemental video]] -- covers the Hays Code.
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