The Hollywood Sign (formerly the Hollywoodland Sign) is an American cultural icon and landmark located in Los Angeles, California. It is situated on Mount Lee, in the Hollywood Hills area of the Santa Monica Mountains. The sign overlooks Hollywood, Los Angeles.
"HOLLYWOOD" is spelled out in 44-foot (13.4 m)-tall white capital letters and is 352 feet (107.3 m) long. The sign was originally created in 1923 as an advertisement for a local real estate development, but due to increasing recognition and symbolism, the sign was left up. The sign has been a frequent target of pranks and vandalism across the decades, but it has since undergone restoration, including the installation of a security system to deter vandalism. The sign is protected and promoted by The Hollywood Sign Trust, a nonprofit organization, while its site and the surrounding land are part of Griffith Park.
In 1978, in large part because of the public campaign to restore the landmark by Hugh Hefner, founder of Playboy magazine, the Chamber set out to replace the severely deteriorated sign with a more permanent structure. Nine donors gave US$27,777.77 each (totaling US$249,999.93) to sponsor replacement letters, made of steel supported by steel columns on a concrete foundation
Description: This is a very appealing Limited Edition Off-White Piece of the Historic Original Hollywood Sign Recovered during its restoration in 1978. It is approximately 1.5 x 1.5 inches, Double-Matted and Framed with a Certificate of Authenticity and Information Sheet to an overall size of 16.25 x 13.25 inches.
Condition: It is in Excellent Condition.
Documentation: This item is very unique as it also comes in its original state, with the original documentation and information about the sign and restoration. This item was part of the Chamber of Commerce's original items put together to raise funds to restore the sign. It is extremely rare to find this item in this framed condition.
The item described is guaranteed to be of the time period and condition as described, has been exported legally and is legal to buy and sell under all international laws relating to cultural patrimony.