Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California, notable as a major center of the American film industry. Housed several large film studios, Hollywood is a highly diverse area that is home to many actors, directors, producers, and other filmmaking personnel. The Hollywood Sign is perhaps the most iconic symbol of the area, while Hollywood Boulevard is a major tourist attraction. Hollywood's history dates back to the early 20th century when it was known as a bastion of the American silent film industry.
However, over the years Hollywood has come to be known for its blockbuster films and high-budget productions. In recent years, Hollywood's dominance in the global film industry has been challenged by other cities including Atlanta, and New York City. Nevertheless, Hollywood remains a major force in the world of film.