Quotation by Anita Loos

...In the past, as now, [Hollywood] was a stamping ground for tastelessness, violence, and hyperbole, but once upon a time it turned out a product which sweetened the flavor of life all over the world.
Anita Loos (1888–1981), U.S. screenwriter, author, and humorist. Kiss Hollywood Good-by, ch. 21 (1974).

Loos was a major Hollywood screenwriter in her time; her first film was produced in 1912, her last in 1942, with her most prolific period spanning the early teens through the early thirties.
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