Hollywood

Hollywood

Hollywood is a neighborhood within Central LA, and perhaps the most famous neighborhood in the city. It is the home of the US film industry, as well as several of its historic studios. Soon enough, the Hollywood name has come to be a shorthand reference for the entire film industry. Hollywood was essentially where Carmen "broke her leg" and then some...

Capitol Records

Capitol Records

Capitol Records is a major record label company in Hollywood, CA. The label's roster in the 50s included but wasn't limited to: Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland, Andrews Sisters, Shirley Bassey, and Dean Martin. Capitol Records was also where the LA crime family pulled some strings for Carmen to record her debut solo album, as well as a collaboration with Frank Sinatra on one of her songs. The famous Capitol Records Tower was built in April 1956, one month after Carmen's debut.

Columbia Pictures

Columbia Pictures

Columbia Pictures is a major Hollywood studio that had humble beginnings on 'Poverty Row', basically Hollywood's plethora of low-end, B-movie studios. Originally based in a low-rent studio on Gower Street, Columbia Pictures emerged to become one of the leading studios of the 1950s. Its founder, Harry Cohn, was notorious for his tough attitude and his attempts in sleeping with budding starlets, such as Marilyn Monroe. He is the reason why Carmen refused to work in Hollywood for the longest time.

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