"Hollywood's Dead" is an unreleased song by Lana Del Rey. It was recorded in 2011 and a demo of the song leaked on September 11, 2012 alongside "Damn You". The song was written and produced by Del Rey and Chris Braide. It is speculated to be an outtake from the Born to Die sessions. A snippet of a final version was also leaked.
The song was written with Chris Braide sometime before late April 2011. On Facebook, Lana Del Rey wrote:
"Luv New Song w Very Favourite Super Producer Chris Braide"
When asked what song she was referring to, she replied:
"Called Hollywoods Dead"
On working with Chris Braide, she praised him saying "He's Amazing. He gets it". The song is suspected to be an outtake for Born to Die. In early 2012, a snippet of the song was leaked along side "Damn You". It is possible that the leaked version is a demo version.
- The song references many celebrities such as Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe. Other songs that reference celebrities are "Body Electric", "Elvis" and "Marilyn Monroe (Puppy Love)".
- Mentions a "cruel world", title of later song "Cruel World".
- Blue things are mentioned in many songs like "Old Money" and "Methamphetamines".
- Hollywood is mentioned in songs like "Daytona Meth" and "Hollywood".