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Hollywood Sign Pictures

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BUILDING THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN

The Hollywood Sign is a famous landmark in the Hollywood Hills area of Mount Lee, Santa Monica Mountains, in Los Angeles, California spelling out the name of the area in 50-foot tall and 35 ft. wide  white letters. It was created as an advertisement in 1923, but garnered increasing recognition after the sign was left up. The sign was a frequent target of pranks and vandalism but has since undergone restoration, including a security system to deter vandalism. The sign is now protected and promoted by the Hollywood Sign Trust, a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to physically maintain, repair and secure the sign, to educate the world about its historical and cultural importance, and to raise the funds necessary to accomplish these projects. Hollywood sign pictures are available for purchase to put in you home or office.
From the ground, the contours of the hills give the sign its well-known 'wavy' appearance. When observed at a comparable altitude, as in the photo to the right, the letters appear straight-across.

The sign was first erected in 1923 and originally read 'HOLLYWOODLAND'. Its purpose was to advertise the name of a new Hollywoodland housing development in the hills above the Hollywood district of Los Angeles. H.J. Whitley had already used a sign to advertise his development Whitley Heights, which was located between Highland Avenue and Vine Avenue. He suggested to his friend Harry Chandler, the owner of the Los Angeles Times newspaper, that the land syndicate in which he was involved make a similar sign to advertise their land. Real estate developers Woodruff and Shoults called their development.  For the first few years the sign was lighted by about 4000 incandescent light bulbs.  Over the next twenty five years the sign fell into disrepair.  In 1949, the last four letters were removed and the sign refurbished to read HOLLYWOOD. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE HOLLYWOOD SIGN PICTURES

Since the original sign was erected, in 1923, there have been thousands and thousands of Hollywood Sign pictures taken.  The largest number of Hollywoodland and Hollywood Sign pictures are on the hollywoodphotographs.com website.  Simply, log onto the website and browse the scored of picture under the category titled Hollywood Sign. Some of the pictures include photos of the construction of the original HOLLYWOODLAND sign, an image of Peg Entwhistle, who jumped off the letter 'H' in 1932 and many many more. Hollywood sign pictures can be purchase as either digital images or as actual photos.  Digital images can be sent as email attachments while actual photographs can be mailed a day or two after the order has been placed.  

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