List of Hollywood-inspired nicknames

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Hollywood-inspired nicknames, most starting with the first letter(s) of the location and ending in the letters "-ollywood" or "-wood", have been given to various locations around the world with associations to the film industry - inspired by the iconic Hollywood in Los Angeles, California, whose name has come to be a metonym for the motion picture industry of the United States. Some of the following names, however, did in fact exist before Hollywood.

The first such Hollywood-inspired nickname, dating back to 1932, was Tollywood, referring to the Bengali film industry in Tollygunge, West Bengal, India.[1]

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Some Hollywood-inspired nicknames do not refer directly to the film industry:

  • Dollywood is an amusement park owned by Dolly Parton. It may also be used as an alternative spelling for Dhaliwood.
  • "FC Hollywood" is a nickname for FC Bayern Munich, used especially widely by German media in the 1990s, an era in which Bayern players were as likely to appear in gossip pages as in sports pages.
  • "Mollywood" is sometimes jokingly used to describe the Hollywood Sign-inspired town name on the hillside at the eastern edge of Mosgiel in New Zealand.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sarkar, Bhaskar (2008). "The Melodramas of Globalization". Cultural Dynamics. 20: 31–51 [34]. doi:10.1177/0921374007088054. 
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  3. ^ "Kommunen säljer Hollyhammar" (in Swedish). Vestmanlands Läns Tidning. 23 April 2012. Retrieved 3 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Kia ora: Mosgiel", Jul 25, 2014, NZ Herald

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