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Next time you look at LA’s famous “Hollywood” sign, you can thank Thomas Edison!
Edison-owned Motion Picture Patents Company dominated the movie industry way before anyone even heard of Hollywood. In this video, we’ll show you how Edison’s monopolistic practices forced the then aspiring moviemakers to migrate from the East Coast to LA, where land was cheap (and Mexico was nearby)!

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