History of the Sign
Before there was a Hollywood Sign, there was the birth of the movie industry and the growth of Los Angeles. The Hollywood “dream factory” became woven into the fabric of the region, and the Hollywood Sign symbolized the possibility. After half a century, the Sign had to be rebuilt, and this time it symbolized a resurgent Hollywood. The Hollywood Sign Trust has assembled both a historical timeline of the Hollywood Sign and a broader history of the Hollywood Sign.