‘Hollywood’ Sign on the hills of L.A.
“the iconic ‘HOLLYWOOD’ sign on the hillside above the Los Angeles city actually said ‘HOLLYWOODLAND’. It had been erected in 1923 to advertise a property development and had nothing to do with motion pictures. The letters, each over forty feet high, were in those days also traced out with electric lights. (The ‘LAND’ was removed in 1949.)”
Excerpt From: Bill, Bryson. “One Summer: America 1927.”
This book is a nice read on a Sunday afternoon, along with song – “To live and die in L.A.” by Tupac Shakur