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July 13 – Happy 90th Birthday Hollywood(land) Sign

on July 8, 2013

The Hollywood Sign, shot from an aircraft at about 1,500' MSL. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I learned from Parade Magazine recently that 7/13 is the 90th birthday of the famous Hollywood Sign. From the article, I also learned that the sign originally spelled out Hollywoodland, advertising a housing development. It wasn’t until 1949 that the name shrunk to today’s icon. An astute commenter to the parade.com/sign posting reminded readers that the Rocketeer film addresses the sign’s truncation. Click here to watch the ending, when “land” goes up in flames (keep in mind that the special effects are from 1991).

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