We upgraded our webcams with new Hitachi digital cameras. Check out more information about the cameras here.
Articles come out around July 13 claiming that the Sign was dedicated on this day. That is incorrect. We do not know the exact date the Sign was dedicated. We know that one of the developers died July 6, 1923 and that the Sign was completed before December 8, 1923 because it was mentioned in a Los Angeles Evening Express article.
At the time of its creation, the Sign was a billboard during a time when large novelty billboards were all the rage. It’s possible that it was put up without much fanfare. Or if it had a dedication ceremony, that date is lost at the moment.
Find out more in our extended history (pages 3 through 7), found here.
The Runyon Canyon trail has been reopened. Masks and social distancing are still required. For more information, click here.
Trails to the Hollywood Sign have been reopened with the exception of Runyon Canyon. Masks and social distancing are required. For more information, please visit: https://www.laparks.org/covid-19
Due to Safer at Home restrictions, hikes and access to the Hollywood Sign are currently closed. Please help us and the city of Los Angeles continue to flatten the curve and stay healthy!
The animated Netflix show BoJack Horseman about a famous horse actor made headlines in season 1 when the title character stole the D in the Hollywood Sign as a present for another character named Diane. Hollywood then became Hollywoo for the rest of the show. Now it’s airing it’s 6th and final season, the show has finally righted the situation (sort of), replacing the destroyed D with a B making Hollywoo into Hollywoob.
Have you seen the Sign in a movie, TV show, video game, or music video and would like to report it to us? Please do so here.
We’re excited for the approval and funding of the wildlife bridge that will connect two ecosystems currently blocked by the 101 freeway. This bridge will potentially save the population of mountain lions that currently live in the Santa Monica mountains along with our beloved P-22 who lives just under the Hollywood Sign. Read more about the bridge in this article here.
Explore Griffith Park using your car by using the new Parkline shuttle every Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 10 pm. Click here for more information.
Long time Los Angeles Park Ranger and former Acting Chief Albert Torres died from a heart attack, Saturday, October 12. On Friday, Captain Torres worked a 14-hour shift patrolling the areas affected by the Saddleridge Fire before he collapsed at LAPR headquarters at the Griffith Park Visitor Center.
Captain Torres was a huge supporter of the Sign and taught us about the importance of protecting wildlife in the area. He helped us numerous times in the past and always responded immediately to calls for assistance. He shall be missed, and we send sympathy to Vicki and the Rec and Parks family. Click here to read more about his impressive 40 year career.
On September 26, 1949, the Hollywoodland Sign officially became the Hollywood Sign as the City of Los Angeles removed the LAND from the Hollywood Sign forever and rebuilt the H.