The name Hollywood conjures glitz and glamour, movie stars and theaters and palm tree-lined boulevards.
What started out as a single adobe hut in 1853 and then a small community, became a sprawling, densely populated neighborhood of Los Angeles over the decades, birthplace of the movie studios, home to many celebrities and synonymous with the US movie industry, showbiz and glamour. Attractions include Sunset Boulevard, the Walk of Fame, the Chinese Theater and the famous Hollywood sign, a landmark and American cultural icon. It was set up in 1923 to advertise real estate - "Hollywoodland" - but eventually left in place and changed to the famous "Hollywood."
Authorities in Lebanon have made a last-minute decision to ban the Hollywood superhero movie 'Wonder Woman' because it stars an Israeli, Gal Gadot, as the heroine. Distributors slammed the move as 'very frustrating.'
A quarter-century after her death, the star of the silver screen has not been forgotten. Dietrich, who was born in Berlin, remains an idol and an enigma. A new biography reveals details about her personal life.
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