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Joseph W. Young Jr., and the City Beautiful. A Biography of the Founder of Hollywood, Florida

Hollywood, Florida is included in Robert A. M. Stern's "Paradise Planned," as a notable garden city in the classical tradition, planned by one man, Joseph W. Young. In his lifetime Young was acknowledged as one of the major city builders in boomtime Florida. Together with his city planning skills, Young had a rare talent for publicity and a knack for making and spending millions, supported by an immense personal charm. This first full biography of Young covers his start as land developer in Long Beach, CA (1902-16), Globe AZ (1917-18), Indianapolis (1918-19), New York City (c. 1930), and Old Forge in the Adirondacks (1929-34), together with his Hollywood (1920-34). As early as 1922 Young called his town a "City Beautiful."