Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
“In my mind, I’ve always been an A-list Hollywood superstar. Y’all just didn’t know yet”, Will Smith. Hollywood California, a name that represents the motion picture industry of the United States. How did Hollywood get its name? In 1886, Landowners Harvey & Daeida Henderson Wilcox named their ranch Hollywood after Daeida met a woman in Ohio whose country house was called “Hollywood”. Soon after in 1887, the city was named Hollywood, which became the haven for almost all industry talent. The city blossomed with its production in film. The first film created in Hollywood was called In Old California, in 1910 which was only seventeen minutes long. Soon after, new films such as Back to the Future, Terminator, The Lion King, and The Godfather were revealed, which are now world-renowned.
In honor of all the film and talent that Hollywood has brought to the world, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is the new breathtaking display that will be showcasing such production and achievements. Opening in 2017, the museum has already accumulated donations more than seventy million dollars even before the museum has opened its doors. “ The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will be the world’s premier museum devoted to exploring and curating the history and future of the moving image ”(www.oscars.org).
It is no surprise that Hollywood, CA has become home to many people that want to be upon such talent and entertainment. With an estimated 3.8 million residents in 2013, and tourists that flourish the city year round, Hollywood is definitely a unique destination for people to live in and have vacation homes. Most of the homes in the city were built in the early 1900’s and were built with the city regulations that existed back then. Many of the homes don’t have the current regulations that the city requires, such as fire sprinklers. In addition, due to the age of the properties they can have structural and foundation problems. Advanced Group Property Inspection Company identifies these issues during property inspections in Hollywood. Cracks on the floors and walls, beams that are no longer structurally stable, foundation damages, and no fire sprinklers are some of the issues that are identified after an inspection.