February 7, 1973. Reference no. 111. The Hollywood Sign is an American landmark and cultural icon overlooking Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. Originally the Hollywoodland Sign, it is situated on Mount Lee, in the Beachwood Canyon area of the Santa Monica Mountains.
The Hollywood Sign is celebrating its 100th Anniversary. As part of the year-long festivities, the Hollywood Sign Trust has announced plans to build a one-of-a-kind Visitor Center to provide a richer experience for fans. Click on the button below to get involved, sponsor or donate. Learn More
The Hollywood Sign is not lighted at night. It faces south and is visible during daylight hours only. You cannot walk up to it, but there are plenty of ways to get a look at it. If you want to see the Hollywood Sign from all angles, browse through these best shots.
The Hollywood Sign is located on the south-facing side of Mt. Lee in Griffith Park above the Hollywood Hills. It is in the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA. History of the Hollywood Sign The 45-foot-tall billboard, placed on Mt. Lee 1000 feet above the city, was originally lit with 4,000 light bulbs.
Its precise date of construction is unknown: by the end of 1923, a few news reports in Los Angeles mention, in passing, a giant sign reading “Hollywoodland”, illuminated with electric lights. The...
These drive-able destinations offer great views of the Sign as part of a total Hollywood experience. + Learn More. Dash to See The Sign. Hop on the Dash Griffith Observatory bus to skip the traffic, parking, and stress. Buses run throughout the day, seven days a week. +
A quick walk through the Sign’s amazing journey, from its debut as a real estate billboard to its current role as an iconic global landmark. Learn More The Saga of The Sign
Nathan Smith History Correspondent Since its installation on a hill overlooking Los Angeles in 1923, the Hollywood sign has served as a billboard for a real estate development, a backdrop for...
The Hollywood Sign at 100: The Ultimate Symbol of Fame’s Power and Price In the century since its debut as a real estate advertisement, the monument has been rebuilt, rebranded, and reborn as a...
The Hollywood Sign's Best Viewpoints < Back Ovation at Hollywood and Highland Hollywood and Highland, on the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue in Hollywood, combines views of the Hollywood Sign with the glamour and fun of Hollywood itself.