Hollywood Sign

The Hollywood Sign is located on Mount Lee, part of the Hollywood Hills and the Santa Monica Mountains, and it overlooks the neighborhood of Hollywood, Los Angeles.

The sign was originally created in 1923 as a promoting billboard for a real estate development project, in the past it was known as the Hollywoodland Sign, and afterward it was never taken down.

The word HOLLYWOOD is spelled in all capital letters, each letter is 45-foot tall and they total a length of 350 feet (110 m). The Sign is managed and kept by a non-profit organization: the Hollywood Sign Trust. Since the sign was often vandalized, new security systems and fences were put in place; the entire area around the Sign is part of the famous Griffith Park.

The sign has become an icon and symbol of the city of Los Angeles, and almost any movie and/or TV-Show set in Los Angeles uses the sign to identify LA.

The best areas from where you can view the sign are: the Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood & Highland Center. Most city tours and excursions will include a stop along the route, so you can take pictures of the Hollywood Sign and will explain the history behind possibly the most famous symbol of Los Angeles; you can also plan to spend a day with your guide exploring the grounds of Griffith Park and enjoy a hike to the observatory.

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