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when we think we’ve seen every photo of the Hollywoodland sign. It’s literally Hollywood history in the making—a shot of the Hollywoodland sign being constructed in I wonder if these guys realized they were building an icon. California History, Vintage California, California Love, Southern California, Hollywood California, Hollywood Sign, Golden Age Of Hollywood, Vintage Hollywood, Hollywood Homes

Just when we think we’ve seen every photo of the Hollywoodland sign...along comes this one. It’s literally Hollywood history in the making—a shot of the Hollywoodland sign being constructed in 1923. I wonder if these guys realized they were building an icon.

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Historic Photograph of Hollywood Sign In Disrepair

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Hollywood sign slide show over 90 years. ~~ The sign is built as a huge advertisement for the Hollywoodland real estate development. It costs dollars and includes 13 high letters covered by light bulbs. California History, Vintage California, California Dreamin', Los Angeles California, Hollywood Homes, Hollywood Sign, Vintage Hollywood, Classic Hollywood, Los Angeles Hollywood

90 years of the Hollywood sign in rare pictures

The iconic sign — which at one point was in disrepair and in danger of being torn down — gets new paint as its 90th anniversary approaches. We look back at its fabled history.

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Historic Photograph of Hollywood Sign In Disrepair

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Robert Frank's photos of America still feel as poignant as they did 60 years ago

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hollywood golden age Looking at photos of the Hollywood Sign in its early years is a little like seeing the Statue of Liberty with a third arm, or the Golden Gate Bridge with a sec Hollywood Sign, Golden Age Of Hollywood, Vintage Hollywood, Classic Hollywood, California History, Vintage California, Hollywood California, Southern California, Before Us

This is a picture of the HOLLYWOODLAND sign filled with history. It predates 1949 when the “LAND” was removed, and was taken from the air high enough to see the radio and TV tower and building atop Mt. Lee. On the Burbank side, Forest Lawn was only opened in 1952, so the street that is now Forest Lawn Drive was then an access road to the remaining part of the private Rancho Providencia south of the Los Angeles River. The main street perpendicular to the river at the left top is South…

"Friends, Hollywood is the bunk. there's no such place - it is a state of mind. Do not look for 'Hollywood' in Hollywood. You're more likely to find it Beverly Hills."-Lee Shippey, The Times columnist. The Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood Sign, Golden Age Of Hollywood, Vintage Hollywood, Hollywood Glamour, Hollywood Stars, Garden Of Allah, Inside The Actors Studio, Actor Studio
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Workers in front of the recently completed Hollywoodland sign, 1923 |

Given that there are a tractor and a horse in this shot, I’m assuming it was taken right after the Hollywoodland sign was completed at the end of 1923. So these are some of the workers who helped build the sign. They thought they were erecting an advertisement for a housing development and would probably be amazed to know that what they’d just built would become a globally recognized icon.

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Historic Photograph of Hollywood Sign In Disrepair

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The early years of the Hollywood Sign - The HOLLYWOODLAND sign was erected in 1923 to advertise a new housing development in the hills above the Hollywood district of Los Angeles. Hollywood Photo, Hollywood Sign, Vintage Hollywood, West Hollywood, Hollywood Stars, Classic Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Vintage California, California Love
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A 1923 vintage photograph shows the famous landmark under construction above Hollywood, workers on mule trails leading up to the sign taking a break. California History, Vintage California, Southern California, Hollywood Sign, Vintage Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Hollywood Style, West Hollywood, Garden Of Allah
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the HOLLYWOODLAND sign making her appearance on Mt. Lee in1923. respect for the workers.

The Hollywood Sign under construction, The sign was first erected in 1923 and originally read “HOLLYWOODLAND”. It's purpose was to advertise the name of a new housing development in the hills above the Hollywood district of Los Angeles, California Famous Buildings, Famous Landmarks, Hollywood Sign, Old Hollywood, Classic Hollywood, Hollywood Homes, Hollywood Glamour, Under Construction, Construction Business

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People travel the world to see landmarks that take our breath away, whether it is the Effiel Tower in Paris, the Colosseum in Rome or the Taj Mahal in India and so much more that make this world special. Yet, you would be surprised how many truly historic landmarks you can find in our own country. Just travel across the United States and you will see buildings, statues, bridges, etc. that people travel from all over the world to see because of their uniqueness. The funny thing the people who…

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A DAY in HOLLYWOOD HISTORY - July The Hollywood Sign is officially dedicated in the hills above Hollywood, Los Angeles. It originally reads "Hollywoodland" but the four last letters are dropped after renovation in Hollywood Glamour, Hollywood Sign, Golden Age Of Hollywood, Vintage Hollywood, Classic Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, California History, California Love, Vintage California

July 13 – A Sign is Dedicated

Posted on July 13, 2015 Have you ever seen the famous Hollywoodland sign? I know, you're probably thinking – wait, Hollywood-LAND? Now, the sign looks more like this: It looks deceptively small in those photos, but the letters are 45 feet tall, and the current sign is 350 feet long. But when it was created as an advertisement for a new housing development, in 1923, it was not only four letters long, each letter was larger – 30 feet wide and 50 feet high. Also, it was studded with light…

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Las brillantes letras de Hollywood no siempre han gozado de tan inmaculada apariencia, y es que antes de ser un auténtico icono, el cartel fue despreciado por los habitantes de la ciudad, quienes atentaron contra él en numerosas ocasiones.

- Almost identical view of the same home as seen in the previous photo but taken approximately 10 years later. A multitude of new homes have sprung up throughout the Hollywood Hills in a relatively short time span. Hollywood Homes, Hollywood Sign, Hollywood California, Golden Age Of Hollywood, Vintage Hollywood, Vintage California, Garden Of Allah, Los Angeles Neighborhoods, San Fernando Valley

Behind the Sign: The Lost Meanings of the Original Hollywood Sign

The history of the famous sign almost seems to confirm all the crazy reveries that suggests Hollywood is the promised land.