Thanks to a brewing scandal centering on the closure of lanes leading to the George Washington Bridge, it might seem like Fort Lee, N.J., with its massively snarled traffic, has something in common with Los Angeles.
But blood-boiling gridlock is hardly the only similarity between the two places: The site of New Jersey Gov.
The city that sits across the
At a time when Hollywood was mostly orange groves, there were seven major film studios in Fort Lee, with 21 more film companies shooting on location in the area.
D.W. Griffith directed several films there, and
Ultimately, California's balmy climate and burgeoning metropolitan area lured the movies west, and the rest is history.
Ironically, Christie himself has opposed movie tax credits in recent years, suspending his state's program in 2010 to close a budget deficit and blocking a production credit for the reality TV series
For more on Fort Lee's film history, check out the video below.