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In 1922 former Vanity Fair editor (1919 - 1920) and future Algonquin wit, Robert E. Sherwood (1896 - 1955), taking his job seriously as the film critic for LIFE MAGAZINE, journeyed West to visit the growing movie kingdom of Hollywood.
The doors magically opened up for him and he was able to rub elbows with many of the crowned heads of the realm. He filed these eight paragraphs recounting his experiences and observations; you might be amused to read his thoughts concerning the unfinished Hollywood sign.

The article is adorned with cartoons by John Held Jr. - in the world of American 1920s satirical art, he was the gold standard.

     


Robert  Sherwood in the Dream Factory (Life Magazine, 1922)

Robert  Sherwood in the Dream Factory (Life Magazine, 1922)

Robert  Sherwood in the Dream Factory (Life Magazine, 1922)

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