Saturday, March 21, 2009

The Slums of Hollywood

Speaking of slumdogs, I was thinking back to 1997 when the unrealistic, contrived, one-dimensional love story called "Titanic" was released. Remember all the hype about Leonardo DiCaprio growing up in the "slums of Hollywood" only to make it as a big moviestar? While I was working in Los Angeles during the summer of 1998, I went to visit a coworker friend of mine from the Archdiocesan chancery office who lived in the East Hollywood/Los Feliz area. Not Beverly Hills, but a pretty nice area -- better than a lot of places in Los Angeles. I later learned that the East Hollywood and Los Feliz area was the "slums of Hollywood" from which DiCaprio emerged. Real rags-to-riches story there.

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