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I went out there for a thousand a week, and I worked Monday, and I got fired Wednesday. The guy that hired me was out of town Tuesday.

Author: Nelson Algren (1909-1981)

Profession: American Author

An associate producer is the only guy in Hollywood who will associate with a producer.

Author: Fred A. Allen (1894-1957)

Profession: American Radio Comic

Hollywood is a place where people from Iowa mistake each other for stars.

Author: Fred A. Allen (1894-1957)

Profession: American Radio Comic

In Beverly Hills... they don't throw their garbage away. They make it into television shows.

Author: Woody Allen (1935)

Profession: American Director, Screenwriter, Actor, Comedian

The sumptuous age of stars and images is reduced to a few artificial tornado effects, pathetic fake buildings, and childish tricks which the crowd pretends to be taken in by to avoid feeling too disappointed. Ghost towns, ghost people. The whole place has the same air of obsolescence about it as Sunset or Hollywood Boulevard.

Author: Jean Baudrillard

Profession: French Postmodern Philosopher, Writer

If New York is the Big Apple, tonight Hollywood is the Big Nipple.

Author: Bernardo Bertolucci

Profession: Italian Actor

The only reason I'm in Hollywood is that I don't have the moral courage to refuse the money.

Author: Marlon Brando (1924)

Profession: American Actor, Director

Fame is no sanctuary from the passing of youth... suicide is much easier and more acceptable in Hollywood than growing old gracefully.

Author: Julie Burchill

Profession: British Journalist, Writer

To survive there, you need the ambition of a Latin-American revolutionary, the ego of a grand opera tenor, and the physical stamina of a cow pony.

Author: Billie Burke


If it's a good script I'll do it. And if it's a bad script, and they pay me enough, I'll do it.

Author: George Burns (1896-1996)

Profession: American Comedy Actor

Hollywood's a very weird place. I think there's less of everything except for attitude.

Author: Dean Cain (1966)

Profession: American Actor, Writer

Some are able and humane men and some are low-grade individuals with the morals of a goat, the artistic integrity of a slot machine, and the manners of a floorwalker with delusions of grandeur.

Author: Raymond Chandler (1888-1959)

Profession: American Author

They don't want you until you have made a name, and by the time you have made a name, you have developed some kind of talent they can't use. All they will do is spoil it, if you let them.

Author: Raymond Chandler (1888-1959)

Profession: American Author

The overall picture, as the boys say, is of a degraded community whose idealism even is largely fake. The pretentiousness, the bogus enthusiasm, the constant drinking, the incessant squabbling over money, the all-pervasive agent, the strutting of the big shots (and their usually utter incompetence to achieve anything they start out to do), the constant fear of losing all this fairy gold and being the nothing they have never ceased to be, the snide tricks, the whole damn mess is out of this world.

Author: Raymond Chandler (1888-1959)

Profession: American Author

That's one thing I like about Hollywood. The writer is there revealed in his ultimate corruption. He asks no praise, because his praise comes to him in the form of a salary check. In Hollywood the average writer is not young, not honest, not brave, and a bit overdressed. But he is darn good company, which book writers as a rule are not. He is better than what he writes. Most book writers are not as good.

Author: Raymond Chandler (1888-1959)

Profession: American Author