HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — From the halls of Congress to the shores of south Florida, a 60-year-old city and a world-famous film community fight for the right to call themselves Hollywood.
U.S. Rep. Larry Smith, D-Hollywood, Fla., took to the floor of the House of Representatives yesterday to protest the request by Hollywood, Calif., to trademark its name.
"If Tinseltown is successful, what next?" Smith asked. "Rome, Georgia, vs. Rome, New York? Portland, Oregon, vs. Portland, Maine? We may have a war between the cities starting on the steps of the U.S. Patent Office."