Photo: Security, news crews, and fans strarting to gather at Muhammad Ali's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; Ali's star is the only one on the Walk of Fame mounted to a vertical surface - @jenyamato
Hollywood (/ˈhɒliwʊd/HOL-ee-wuud, informally Tinseltown/ˈtɪnsəlˌtaʊn/) is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California. The neighborhood is notable for its place as the home of the U.S. film industry, including several of its historic studios. Its name has come to be a metonym for the motion picture industry of the United States. Hollywood is also a highly ethnically diverse, densely populated, economically diverse neighborhood and retail business district.
Hollywood was a small community in 1870 and was incorporated as a municipality in 1903. It officially merged with the city of Los Angeles in 1910, and soon thereafter a prominent film industry began to emerge, eventually becoming the most recognizable film industry in the world.