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Review: ‘Hollywood’ Gives Movie History a Sudsy Rewrite

Apr 30, 2020 - The New York Times

Ryan Murphy’s latest for Netflix starts an intriguing journey into an alternative 1940s Tinseltown, then swerves into schmaltz.

Ryan Murphy’s latest for Netflix starts an intriguing journey into an alternative 1940s Tinseltown, then swerves into schmaltz.

At the Golden Tip service station, somewhere in Los Angeles in the late 1940s, they pump more than gas. Drive up, tell the handsome attendant “I want to go to Dreamland,” and he’s yours, for a fee.

Everybody wants to...