Hollywood Sign


Marisol Gonzalez, contributor

In 1887, Harvey and Daeida Wilcox founded Hollywood. No one knows why they choose the name Hollywood. By 1923, Los Angeles the publisher  Harry Chandler had decided to invest in an upscale real estate development called Hollywoodland. The Hollywoodland capitalized on the growing recognition of Hollywood as a movie industry mecca. In order to promote the project, Chandler and his partner put up 21,000 for 45-foot-high white block letters that were anchored to telephone poles and illuminated by 4,000 light bulbs. 

Why they change Hollywoodland to Hollywood?

The Hollywoodland real estate development went under great depression. The “H” even toppled over, and when people looked at the sign all they saw was “Ollywoodland”. After the ownership had passed to the city, the recreation and Park Commission apparently wanted it razed. In 1949, they removed the last four letters and restored the rest.

The Hollywood sign has appeared in dozens of movies. For example, this are some of the movies that appeared with the Hollywood sign.

  • Gangster Squad (2013)
  • Resident Evil (2010)
  • San Andreas (2015)
  • A tornado Eviscerates (2004)
  • Argo (2012)
  • A zombie apocalypse leaves it in tatters

Source : https://www.history.com/news/90-years-later-8-things-you-may-not-know-about-the-hollywood-sign

Picture Credit: https://pixabay.com/es/llustrations/hollywood-solapa-f%C3%A1brica-de-sue%C3%B1os-117589/

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