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Old Posted Feb 15, 2010, 3:43 AM
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The "Hollywood" Sign

Of course it originally said "HOLLYWOODLAND."

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Today (2.14.10) I took a picture of the Hollywood sign because it was altered, to promote the preservation of the land around it. Apparently, long ago, Howard Hughes originally owned the land near the sign and wanted to build some kind of mansion or something on it, but it never happened. The fact that he owned it was forgotten, until a Chicago-based developer bought it some years ago in the hopes of building 5 luxury homes near the Hollywood sign. This brought attention to the area, I guess many, including the City of LA, thought it was publicly owned land. So, money is being raised so that the City of LA can buy the land and it'll be preserved once and for all.

Photo by me

Security has been tight around the Hollywood sign for a while now. But for decades, it used to be that sometimes the Hollywood sign would be altered as a prank, or to promote movies, or whatever.

1983

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1983

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1988, "Buckle Up America!" week

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1983, Naval Academy prank

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