The Father of Hollywood

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Tate Publishing, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 345 pages
The world has been fascinated by Hollywood, California, for years. The glamour, the sophistication, the scandal-the world can't help but follow the happenings of this incredible city. It is a city where stories are created, stories that come to life on a screen and allow viewers the chance to escape their everyday lives for a bit. But few people know the story of how Hollywood came to be. In this beautifully written biography, author Gaelyn Whitley Keith introduces readers to her great-grandfather, HJ Whitley, The Father of Hollywood. Keith uses her research and her great-grandmother Gigi's journal and memoir to recreate the story of HJ's life, a story as captivating as any film. You'll travel to the Midwest, interacting with cowboys and Native Americans. You'll cruise around the world. But most importantly, you'll watch the development of an unforgettable community. You'll witness the creation of Whitley Heights. You'll learn how the famous Hollywood sign came to be. And you'll discover just what brought the movie industry to its home. One man was behind it all. It's time to meet The Father of Hollywood.
 

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The Father of Hollywood, written by Gaelyn Whitley Keith, is an ambitious work that details the life and times of the author’s great-grandparents, Hobart Johnstone "H.J." Whitley and Margaret Virginia ... Read full review

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Contents

Foreword
7
Note from the Author
9
Preface
15
Chapter One
17
Chapter Two
29
Chapter Three
42
Chapter Four
58
Chapter Five
72
Photo Gallery
208
Chapter Fifteen
225
Chapter Sixteen
240
Chapter Seventeen
247
Chapter Eighteen
261
Chapter Nineteen
273
Chapter Twenty
278
Chapter Twentyone
281

Chapter Six
87
Chapter Seven
100
Chapter Eight
111
Chapter Nine
127
Chapter Ten
134
Chapter Eleven
157
Chapter Twelve
167
Chapter Thirteen
180
Chapter Fourteen
190
Chapter Twentytwo
293
Chapter Twentythree
306
Chapter Twentyfour
310
Chapter Twentyfive
315
Chapter Twentysix
324
Chapter Twentyseven
329
Epilogue
341
About the Author
345
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