the holly wood sign

a famous land mark in holly wood

is a landmark and Americancultural icon located in los Angeles, California. It is situated on mount lee in theHollywood Hills area of the Santa Monica Mountains. The sign overlooks the hollywood district of Los Angeles, the historical center of American cinema. "HOLLYWOOD" is spelled out in 45-foot-tall (14 m)[1] and 350-foot-long (110 m) white letters. It was originally created as an advertisement in 1923, but garnered increasing recognition after the sign was left up.[