The Hollywood Sign
by Sarah Spencer
The Hollywood Sign
You may know the Hollywood Sign but do you know The Hollywood Land Sign? They're the same thing! The Hollywood Sign has become very well known over 91 years. It has been featured in over 70 movies. The construction of the sign made a long lasting and distance impression that no one in Hollywood could forget.
The Making of the Sign
What the Sign looked like 91 years ago
The Sign being built in 1923
An image of the Sign's original builders leaving for the break
Just the Facts
The Hollywood Sign was built in Los Angeles, California. (hollywoodsign.org) It is such a large sign it can be seen for miles. It was constructed to bring in homeowners for a new housing development. The last time the sign was rennovated was due to rust and grafiti in 2005. The sign is made of large white letters that spell out "H-O-L-L-Y-W-O-O-D". In 1978 funds were difficult to find to rennovate the sign. (Braudy, Leo) Also, in 1928, broadway star, Peg Entwistle leapt to her death from the "H" in "Hollywood". (Lewiston Daily Sun, 1928) The sign is so large that you won't ever forget it.
An image of the builders at the finish of the 2005 renovation.
This shows the Sign's structure which is mainly in the back.
A poem written about the sign (https://underthehollywoodsign.wordpress.com/category/poetry/)
The Hollywood Sign even had a movie made with its name as the title
A movie (Taken 3) cover recreated the sign
A show named The Hills (named after the Hollywood Hills) is often represented by the Sign
The Hollywood Sign represents Los Angeles' movie scene because of its great construction and great beginnings. The original Hollywood Land Sign was the start of many memories. Being built at 45 feet tall the sign can be seen from buildings far away. Without the sign we wouldn't have some of the great movies we do today. Now, you can say you know the Hollywood Land Sign.