Shirley Clarke, who has come there to make a film about Hollywood, is told by the film historian Carlos Clarens that she should have stayed back in New York, at the Chelsea Hotel:
- You could have made your movie in New York.
- But it's not the same thing, I mean, this is the actual physical place.
- There never was such a place as Hollywood anyway. ... Hollywood is a state of mind, nostalgia.
The only map in the film appeared earlier, in television footage around the death of Robert Kennedy, following the train taking his body to New York.