The Hollywood Sign in Los Angeles, California is perhaps one of the top recognizable landmarks throughout history. Situated on Mount Lee in the Hollywood Hills Area of the Santa Monica Mountains, it has countlessly appeared in films and television programs.
It was originally constructed in 1923 as an advertisement for local real estate development before it was adopted as a symbol of Hollywood and American cinema. In 1949, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce had arranged for its repair and restoration, as well as the removal of “land”. It had undergone restoration once again in 1978, this time into a more sturdy and permanent replacement.
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