Hollywood was planned in keeping with a notion
People here abouts have of heaven.
They’ve concluded that God
requiring both heaven and hell
didn't need two separate locations.
Just the one -- heaven.
It serves the strapped and unsuccessful
as hell as well.
It is hell, it is heaven.
How much money you earn
you play a harp or burn.
--Bertolt Brecht, 1946
from Hollywood Elegies
Translation copyright ©1980, 2008 by E. J. Campfield.
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