What makes Hollywood Hollywood? I'm driving to ten of them to find out! Support the project and follow the adventure!
Hollywood: where American dreams come true.
But which Hollywood? When asked, people assume I'm talking about "real Hollywood" - Hollywood, California. But there are Hollywoods all across the country, from Oregon to Florida. What's it like to grow up in Hollywood, Alabama? Is there pressure to lead a lifestyle that's somehow larger than life in order to live up to the hype surrounding your hometown's name and history?
This summer, I'll drive from the intersection of Hollywood and Vine in Newton, Massachusetts (my home town!) to Hollywood and Vine in California, stopping along the way in nine more towns called Hollywood. I'll be interviewing residents of each place I visit and recording the interviews with the goal of making an audio documentary about the trip.
I'll also be blogging my way across the country, researching each location and its history, and podcasting whenever I can to give people a preview of what they'll hear in the finished product. I'm even buying a super respectable camera (with my own money, not Kickstarter funds) to take great pictures of each stop on my trip!
As passionate as I am about the project, I can't do it alone. I need your support in order to afford
- car insurance
- food (I'd be happy to eat Twinkies across America, but this seems contrary to the nature of the trip)
- a few nights in [potentially scary] motels when I can't safely couch surf
- emergency money in case my carburetor bursts into flames halfway through Louisiana
Note: two of the rewards have changed and gotten cooler! Click here to see the changes!
Thanks for visiting! Please consider lending your support to the project, and for more information visit www.adamgoeshollywood.com. Keep track of the project on Facebook, too! www.facebook.com/goinghollywood
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My eternal gratitude, as expressed by a photo dedicated to you on the Going Hollywood blog and a special thanks in the finished product!
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Access to a private Flickr gallery of photos from the trip that won't appear on the blog, and a 5x7'' print of a photo of your choice!
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Three 5x7'' prints of your choice and a postcard from one of the Hollywoods on my trip!
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All of the above, and I will call you from the Hollywood of your choice to discuss the project and let you know what's happening before it goes online!
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All of the above, plus a postcard from each stop on my trip - AND a poem written for you by Tristan Bennett of www.freshpoetry.org!
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All of the above, plus a t-shirt with the Going Hollywood logo on it, and I will personally call or Skype with you from each Hollywood stop on the trip! As an added bonus, I'll throw in a DVD copy of my pilot, Arts & Crafts Pro, signed by members of the cast.
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All of the above, plus a delicious vegan meal for up to four people cooked by Emma Jane Gonzalez of www.emmaeatsplants.com!
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All of the above (minus the vegan cooking), and I will design and send you a unique arts and crafts project, make you dinner (if you live in the New York area or anywhere along my trip route), and give you access to the finished Going Hollywood project before anyone else. I'll also interview you by phone for the podcast! You can also help me decide which two Hollywoods should round out the trip - I've only picked eight so far!
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