Hollywood Sign’s history examined in new book

Scholar takes look at myths and reality surrounding Hollywood’s most famous icon.

BY DENNIS KING Published: April 5, 2011
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It is perhaps one of the most recognizable city landmarks in the world, right up there with the Eiffel Tower and Empire State Building.

The Hollywood sign, that behemoth of white block letters set in a hillside overlooking Sunset Boulevard, is instantly identifiable as a symbol of the hope, fantasy and glamour that is Southern California’s film industry.

But it wasn’t always...

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