The Allure of Hollywood Comes to Life Through the Residents of the St. Francis Hotel — NPR

Ailsa Chang, All Things Considered

For many of the residents of St. Francis, it was the myth of Hollywood that drew them to the city. Wolin says that idea is alive and well, and can still hold true. She describes Hollywood not just as a geographical location, but an existential place.

“And you can make something for yourself,” she says. “You can become a photographer, a musician, all these things that you want to be, there’s hope that you can be them. So Hollywood is built on hope.” 

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