Hollywood, California, a district of Los Angeles, eight miles (13 km) northwest of the downtown area. Hollywood is commonly considered the center of the motion-picture industry, yet only a few movie studios are actually in the district. There are, however, many radio and television studios and dancing and drama schools. “The Strip,” a part of Sunset Boulevard, has many nightclubs, restaurants, and shops.

Griffith Park in Hollywood has a zoo, theater, and planetarium. Hollywood Bowl, an outdoor amphitheater designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, presents operas and concerts in summer. Hollywood was laid out in 1887, incorporated as a village in 1903, and annexed to Los Angeles in 1910. The first Hollywood motion picture was produced in 1911.