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2013 marked the 100th year since the first film was made in Hollywood, and in that time one American neighborhood more than any other has consistently supplied the film and television industry with a seemingly inexhaustible pool of talent: Brooklyn, New York. From Clara Bow in the era of silent film to Gabby Sidibe in the digital - the talented sons and daughters of Brooklyn have made their way West and we have all been the beneficiaries.

The pilgrimage began to be apparent some fifty-nine years ago when an uncredited entertainment journalist at QUICK MAGAZINE looked into the matter and filed the attached report:

"Whether it's the climate, the general aggressiveness, or some impetus provided by the heady odors of the Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn has made a habit of growing stars. Brooklynites themselves are at a loss to explain this phenomenon..."

     


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What's in that Brooklyn Water? (Quick Magazine, 1952)

What's in that Brooklyn Water? (Quick Magazine, 1952)

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