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Horray for “Hollywoodland?”

The famous “Hollywood” sign in Los Angeles, California actually read “Hollywoodland” when it was built in 1923 as an advertisement for a housing developing business. The sign was only meant to last 18 months. It was rebuilt by the L.A. Parks Department in 1949, because it had drawn so much interest. That is when it was shortened to “Hollywood.”

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