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.
Please be aware that the following places within Griffith Park are currently closed until 3/31/20 – Griffith Parkline, Griffith Observatory, Travel Town and the Los Angeles Zoo.
The DASH Observatory route will continue to operate.
Please the LA Parks website for updates: https://www.laparks.org/griffithpark/griffith-park-home-page
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.
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.
The Griffith Observatory DASH Bus that runs from the Vermont/Sunset metro stop to the Observatory is expanding their service. Beginning August 5,, Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., buses will run every 20 minutes and will not serve the Greek Theater or Griffith Observatory.
Beginning at 10 a.m., buses will run every 15 minutes until 10 p.m., covering the entire route including the Greek Theater and Griffith Observatory.
Weekends and Holidays, the DASH bus service will begin at 10 a.m. and run every 15 minutes until 10 p.m., covering the entire route. Please click here for more information.
More security will be at the Hollywood Sign during the July 4th weekend to improve the flow of traffic and control crowds that want to take a picture at the Sign. Click here to read about the improvements spearheaded by council member David Ryu’s office. Interested in fun, safe way to view the Sign? Check out our Seeing the Sign page for our recommendations.
The Hollywood Sign is now on Instagram. Follow the Sign at @HollywoodSign23.
Happy 100th Birthday to another Hollywood legend, Musso & Frank Grill! The famous dining establishment has served actors, directors, writers, and of course tourists for longer than the Sign has been alive. Despite all the famous people who come here, the true celebrity is their martini.
Click here to hear a story about their 100th birthday.
The Griffith Observatory is making updates in the near future that will affect visitors and the traffic in the park. Please note the closure dates listed below:
VISITOR NOTICE FOR APRIL 22 – MAY 6
Griffith Observatory will be CLOSED for these two weeks to complete essential visitor access improvement projects.
VISITOR NOTICE FOR FEBRUARY 25 – MARCH 29
Vehicle access to/from Griffith Observatory will be via temporary two-way traffic on West Observatory Road, due to work on East Observatory Road. Expect congestion.
PLEASE NOTE: The hilltop roads (East and West Observatory Roads and the parking lot) will be closed the entire time of the building closure, April 22 – May 6. There will be no vehicles access to the Observatory grounds whatsoever. The normal DASH bus service will stop at the Greek Theatre. People may walk up, but it will be a small subset of the normal visitor base. And, on certain days, pedestrians will not be allowed access, due to the presence of a large crane and work that would not be safe for visitors. Western Canyon and Vermont will be open on most days. However, on selected days those roads will be closed for work at those intersections. Rec and Parks will post special notices.
For more information, click here.