Without Hollywood, What Happens to Los Angeles?

From a New York Times story by Shawn Hubler headlined “Without Hollywood, What Happens to Los Angeles?”:

Los Angeles County has 88 cities. Ten million people. Two hundred-plus languages spoken.

And a nine-letter sign that, for much of the world, defines the entire region: HOLLYWOOD.

Los Angeles has long been regarded as the global “company town” for show business, and as a rare actors’ strike upended the signature industry this week, the potential for cascading economic impacts across Southern California has emerged as a critical local issue. But economists disagree on just how extensively the simultaneous actors’ and writers’ strikes will be felt.