Hollywood (1923 film)

Hollywood is a 1923 American silent comedy film directed by James Cruze, co-written by Frank Condon and Thomas J. Geraghty, and released by Paramount Pictures. The film is a lengthier feature follow-up to Paramount's own short film exposé of itself, A Trip to Paramountown from 1922.[1]

Theatrical release poster
Directed byJames Cruze
Produced byAdolph Zukor
Jesse L. Lasky
Written byThomas J. Geraghty (scenario)
Story byFrank Condon
StarringHope Drown
George K. Arthur
Ruby Lafayette
Harris Gordon
Bess Flowers
Luke Cosgrave
Eleanor Lawson
CinematographyKarl Brown
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • August 19, 1923 (1923-08-19) (United States)
Running time
8 reels
(8217 feet)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

The film has become famous as having featured cameos of more than thirty famous Hollywood stars. However, the film is now considered a lost film.[2][3][4]


Angela Whitaker (Hope Drown) is a young unknown who comes to Hollywood to become an actress, and brings her grandfather, Joel Whitaker (Luke Cosgrave). At the end of the first day, she has not found work, but her grandfather has.


  • Hope Drown as Angela Whitaker
  • Luke Cosgrave as Joel Whitaker
  • George K. Arthur as Lem Lefferts
  • Ruby Lafayette as Grandmother Whitaker
  • Harris Gordon as Dr. Luke Morrison
  • Bess Flowers as Hortense Towers
  • Eleanor Lawson as Margaret Whitaker
  • King Zany as Horace Pringle

List of cameos

See also


  1. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films 1893-1993:Hollywood
  2. Parish, James Robert; Pitts, Michael R.; Mank, Gregory W. (1978). Hollywood On Hollywood. Scarecrow Press. p. 4. ISBN 0-8108-1164-2.
  3. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Hollywood
  4. Hollywood at TheGreatStars.com; Lost Films Wanted(Wayback Machine)

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