Timeline LA

In 1909, The Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce begins offering incentives to filmmakers willing to shoot in the city and promotes the abundance of sunshine (elecrtical lightning is expensive), the weather and the variety of landscapes available. By 1917, Los Angeles is the film production capital of the world.

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In 1924, Hollywood film studios produce 960 feature-lenght films and for the years between 1920 and 1927, they make between 700 and 900 films a year. In 1927, Warner Bros produces and releases The Jazz Singer, starring Al Johnson, which is the first film in history with synchronized dialogue, sound effects and music.

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The population of Los Angeles grows from 175.000 people to 1.750.000 people between the tears 1900 and 1925

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By 1958, Los Angeles is the largest automobile market in the US and its six million residents consume more gasoline per capita than the residents of any other city in the world.

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In 1968, Robert Kennedy is shot and killed in the Ambassador Hotel after winning the California Democratic presidential primary.

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More artists, writers, actors and musicians  in LA than in any other city in the history of the world. Every day more. Every day.

 

From “Bright shiny morning”, James Frey.

 

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