Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Fact of the Day: Hollywood

According to Hollywood's "founder" Hobart Johnstone Whitley, the name originated from a Chinese laborer saying he was "holly wood" which was bad English for "hauling wood".  The words hit him and sounded right for the new "town". 

14 comments:

Bob Bushell said...

Thank you for everything to do with Hollywood.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

Didn't know any of that. Our capital city is called Hobart.

Lowcarb team member said...

Now that's an interesting fact.
Thanks

All the best Jan

Pat Hatt said...

All from not saying something the right way

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Never heard that legend before!

Sharon said...

I've never heard that before, but I'd love to visit Hollywood sometime!

Christine said...

Interesting!

Gloria Baker said...

I think is funny !!!

Birgit said...

Actually I had always read that it was a very pious husband and wife who owned a large home and the town grew. He was the mayor or something so they named the town after their last name. They wanted the town to be alcohol free and pious like them....it didn't work out that way. I actually like your version better

stephen Hayes said...

Interesting, but I wonder if this is an urban legend.

Cloudia said...

You likee da kine Pidgin!

Mary Kirkland said...

I grew up in California so I've seen that sign many times.

Jen said...

I love that sign, it's such a part of our culture.

Martha said...

First I hear of this. That is interesting!