‘The Town Hall of Hollywood.’ Welcome to the Netflix Lobby. [NY Times]

‘The Town Hall of Hollywood.’ Welcome to the Netflix Lobby. [NY Times]

By Brooks Barnes

JULY 14, 2019 | LOS ANGELES — Dolly Parton recently held court there, big wig and all. Leonardo DiCaprio and John Kerry arrived at the same time last month. Cindy Crawford on the left, David Letterman on the right. And isn’t that Beyoncé by the espresso bar?

Netflix’s 4,780-square-foot lobby is an icon of the Hollywood of today, with its tech money and displays of social justice and blurred lines between film and television. If you wanted to make a movie or series about Hollywood circa 2019 — an update on “Entourage” or “The Player” or “Get Shorty” — you would have to set a scene there.

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