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The Hollywood sign: Still turning heads at 90

by Patt Morrison | Off-Ramp

A replica of the Hollywood sign was put up in Bronson Canyon for the 1974 film Day of the Locust. Marc Wanamaker/Bison Archives

Hard to believe that a sign for a real estate development became the symbol for the entertainment capital of the world – Hollywood. Harder still to believe that it’s marking its 90th birthday this year. Marc Wanamaker is a historian and lover of all things Hollywood, and  he talks about the ups and downs of the landmark with Patt Morrison at the W Hotel in Hollywood, within sight of those iconic nine letters.

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