Long before the Dodgers, let alone yours truly, migrated to the West Coast from points East, the nascent film industry had done the same. As a frustrated Mets fan staring into the abyss of yet another loooooong off-season sans a championship, that point is driven home aggressively on days like this.
But it wasn’t just the climate that abetted the migration of studios to the Left Coast. As today’s HOLLYWOOD FACTOID points out:
There is an Edison, New Jersey, but these days it’s merely a home to some decent diners and an occasional convention of adult film stars. That’s usually held in December, by the way, when the weather is much lousier than it is here.
But while you’re nibbling on a Greek omelette one dreary morning in the next couple of months dreading the next Giants or Jets home game, or, worse let, holiday mall traffic, think about what could have been had the town’s namesake been a bit less monopolistic.
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