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Hollywood Sign Images from Hollywoodphotographs.com

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The image of the Hollywood Sign is an iconic part of the Hollywood hills. Many do not know that the sign was never meant to be permanent and previously read “Hollywoodland”. The sign was built, in 1923, as an advertisement for a development of homes in the Hollywood hills dubbed “Hollywoodland”. In 1949, the last four letter were removed and the rest of the sign refurbished to read HOLLYWOOD. The Hollywood Sign image became an icon and was left up. In the early 1970s, the sign was, again, refurbished but it only lasted a couple of years.  With donations from hundreds of people and several celebrities, the old sign was torn down and rebuilt, 1978, with modern materials. 

View Hollywood Sign images from the original construction to its dilapidated state in the 1970s to the construction of the sign as seen today in the area of Mount Lee at www.hollywoodphotographs.com. Bruce Torrence’s Hollywood Photograph Collection is the largest of its kind with hundreds of Hollywood Sign images and thousands of other historical Hollywood landmarks.  All are for sale for personal or commercial use.

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