The United States’ film business (Hollywood) is both the world’s oldest and the world’s largest in terms of revenue. Since the early twentieth century, American cinema, sometimes known as Hollywood, has had a significant impact on the film industry in general. Classic cinema was the dominating style in American filmmaking from 1913 to 1969, and it is still prevalent in most films produced there today. While Auguste and Louis Lumière are widely credited with establishing modern film, American cinema quickly established itself as a major force in the business.
Nestor Studios, the first movie studio in the Hollywood area, was created in 1911 by Al Christie for David Horsley. Production has already shifted to Los Angeles from other East Coast facilities. Hollywood became so closely identified with the film business throughout the time that the term “Hollywood” is now used to refer to the whole American film industry. Cecil B. DeMille and Jesse Lasky leased a barn with studio facilities in Hollywood in 1913, and The Squaw Man (1914) was made there. The Hollywood Heritage Museum now occupies the space.
In 1917, the Charlie Chaplin Studios were created. Kling Studios used the sound stages for the Superman TV series, Red Skelton used the sound stages for his CBS TV variety program, and CBS used the sound stages for the TV series Perry Mason. Herb Alpert’s A&M Records and Tijuana Brass Enterprises have also held it. The Muppets are currently housed at The Jim Henson Company. It was designated as a historical-cultural monument by the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Board in 1969.
On May 16, 1929, the Academy Awards were presented for the first time. The Golden Age of Hollywood is defined as the period from 1927 (the end of the silent era) through 1948 when the “Hollywood studio system” was established. The Supreme Court ruled in a historic 1948 court ruling that movie companies could not own cinemas and play just their films and those of their stars, thereby ending an era in Hollywood history.