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Hollywood was not only the center of filming entertainment movies, but it was also the center of filming and documenting atomic bomb tests. The nuclear bomb tests in the US during the cold war are concentrated in the Nevada Desert and the Pacific ocean. In 1947, the US Air Force established a secret studio known as Lookout Mountain laboratory for atomic bomb experiments. They hired workers in Hollywood cinema to make this film. The Lookout Mountain laboratory had produced more than nine hundred films until it closed in 1969. The image of the atomic bomb test shows a significant moment that marks chemical modernity because it was a major event in the history of nuclear warfare experiments and its alteration of the environment through the proliferation of toxic chemicals in the atmosphere. This research aims to unveil, interrogate and specify the entanglement of cultural and chemical concentrations within Hollywood and the US military through its filming of the atomic bomb tests. Hollywood’s secret studio was not just a spectator or passive observer of the atomic bomb experiment but a leading figure in describing the history of atomic bombs and creating images of nuclear bombs.