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Hollywood Sign Turned 100 Years Old on Halloween

Another milestone for an iconic sign.




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On Halloween, the Los Angeles City Council celebrated the 100th anniversary of the iconic Hollywood Sign. The city has commemorated the milestone by declaring Oct. 31 as “Hollywood Sign Day” in the city — according to CBS Los Angeles

Representing Los Angeles’ 4th District, which includes Mount Lee where the Hollywood Sign is located, is councilwoman Nithya Raman, who led a presentation during Tuesday’s Council meeting and elevated the work of the Hollywood Sign trust, a nonprofit aimed at maintaining and keeping up with the sign. Designated as a historic cultural monument in 1973, the committee passed a resolution presented by Raman on Oct. 10 to honor the sign’s 100 years. 

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce launched a “Save the Sign” campaign in 1978, with an objective of raising $250,000 to construct a new and permanent Hollywood Sign of the same original design and size. The sign “survived” years of neglect and disregard until it was reconstructed in Oct. 1978 — according to the resolution — and 45 years later, celebrated its centennial.


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