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A Hollywood Dream Come True

Gladys Cacatian
Photo: Andreas Bauer
Since my childhood I had the dream to see California. From movies and magazines I knew a lot about the dazzling world of Hollywood.


 

Gladys Cacatian from Colombia

Since my childhood I had the dream to see California. From movies and magazines I knew a lot about the dazzling world of Hollywood. I was maybe eleven or twelve years old when I read many papers and magazines about the lives and love affairs of movie stars.

I was fascinated reading about the luxurious houses where they lived and the cars that they drove. I wished some day I would be able to see the place where it was happening.

Years later, I came to California to visit some friends. It was great for me because finally I could see my favorite places. I planned to spend my time with my friends and to visit many places. I went to Disneyland, the Chinese Theater, the stars' Hall of Fame and the beach.

When I saw the Beverly Hills mansions, I felt excited. When I visited Universal Studios, I was very surprised how they could represent the ocean in a small lake, the Vietnam war on a piece of land, and a street in New York, London or Paris without real buildings. I admired the technological advances, but I understood that Hollywood is an unreal world. It's just a dream, but I made my dream come true. 


Look Book This story was selected from Julia Karet's ESL writing project at Chaffey Community College: The Look Book Project. 


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