Hollywood (1923 film)

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Original Movie Poster
Directed by James Cruze
Produced by Adolph Zukor
Jesse L. Lasky
Written by Thomas J. Geraghty (scenario)
Story by Frank Condon
Starring Hope Drown
George K. Arthur
Ruby Lafayette
Harris Gordon
Bess Flowers
Luke Cosgrave
Eleanor Lawson
Cinematography Karl Brown
Famous Players-Lasky
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s)
  • August 19, 1923 (1923-08-19) (United States)
Running time 8 reels
(8217 feet)
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

Hollywood (1923) was an American silent comedy film directed by James Cruze, co-written by Frank Condon and Thomas J. Geraghty, and released by Paramount Pictures. The film is a lengthier feature follow-up to Paramount's own short film exposé of itself, A Trip to Paramountown from 1922.

The film has become famous as having featured cameos of more than thirty famous Hollywood stars. However, the film is now considered a lost film.[1] [2]


Angela Whitaker (Hope Drown) is a young unknown who comes to Hollywood to become an actress, and brings her grandfather, Joel Whitaker (Luke Cosgrave). At the end of the first day, she has not found work, but her grandfather has.


  • Hope Drown as Angela Whitaker
  • Luke Cosgrave as Joel Whitaker
  • George K. Arthur as Lem Lefferts
  • Ruby Lafayette as Grandmother Whitaker
  • Harris Gordon as Dr. Luke Morrison
  • Bess Flowers as Hortense Towers
  • Eleanor Lawson as Margaret Whitaker
  • King Zany as Horace Pringle

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See also[edit]


  1. ^ Parish, James Robert; Pitts, Michael R.; Mank, Gregory W. (1978). Hollywood On Hollywood. Scarecrow Press. p. 4. ISBN 0-8108-1164-2. 
  2. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:Hollywood

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