For information pertaining to the concurrent development of animation, see the History of Animation.
Not to be confused with Hollywood History.
Eras of Hollywood:
- The Pre Hollywood Era (1878-1911)
- The Silent Age of Hollywood (1911-1927)
- Rise of the Talkies (1927-1930)
- The Golden Age of Hollywood (1930-1948)
- The Pre-Code Era (1927-1933)
- Fall of the Studio System (1948-1965)
- The Hollywood Blacklist (1947-1961)
- New Hollywood (1965-1983; overlaps with the Blockbuster age from 1975-1983)
- The Blockbuster Age of Hollywood (1975-present; overlaps with New Hollywood from 1975-1983)
For those who want to learn about the subject from a snarky New Englander, Bob Chipman has done a four-part "Hollywood History 101" special for his web series The Big Picture.
- Part 1 — covers the Silent and Golden Ages.
- Part 2 — covers the Fall of the Studio System.
- Part 3 — covers New Hollywood and the beginning of the Blockbuster Age.
- Supplemental video — covers the Hays Code.