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"Hollywood" Sign Stays Put!

Posted on April 26, 2010 at 9:31 PM

The Hollywood Sign, one of the most recognizable landmarks for motion pictures, is now preserved for future generations, thanks to people such as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, various actors/movie people and a fundraising project—all in the name of land development. Thanks to so many people and their drive to save it, there will be absolutely no building on the 138 acres surrounding the sign that was originally purchased by Howard Hughes in 1940. Even though the sign has been changed from its original inscription back in the 1920s (it used to read “Hollywoodland”), it was saved by Mr. Hefner from demolition in 1978. Just think how it would look with million-dollar homes around it—and I’m so grateful that this will stay the way its meant to. Especially since I have yet to see the darn thing for myself yet!

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