Power in Hollywood-Autobiography

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An Educational Autobiography

December 11th, 2012
Since I could remember I always had stars in my eyes as bright as diamonds are. When I was in 4th grade I formed a group called the California Girls and each member had their own special “Hollywood “name. My Hollywood name was Debbie Ruby. I now know looking back, it sounds like a porn star name. But that was me at the ripe young age of 10 not knowing what went behind all that glitz and glamour I had seen on television growing up. In the 6th grade year book, right next to my picture beside ‘what do you want to be when you grow up’ was the words “an actress.” There was always something intriguing about the idea of Hollywood, and it has always had its grasp on me just like a collar around a dog’s neck and it still does.
The Hollywood film industry takes art in a vital role in society and within that connection lays the opportunity to help shape a socially conscious agenda in the 21st Century. Power, intentionally employed, can awaken the birth of transformational progression and advancement in our world. Power is an aptitude to be cherished- it is grimly abused when utilized strictly for economic or personal rewards. Hollywood is the epitome of power strictly for personal and/or economic gain.
Lights, camera, action! It all sounds enticing doesn’t it? The glitz, glamour, and fame is all one thinks of when Hollywood comes to mind, but what about the dark side of Hollywood? Nobody ever talks about that. It slaps you harder in the face than you could ever imagine. A lot of people move to Hollywood chasing a dream that has been a part of their entire being since as far back as they can recall. Against the toughest competition along with the hurdles of living in a big city, those…...

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