Ninety years of The Hollywood Sign

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Photo of The Hollywood Sign by Eugene Wei via Flickr/CC.

Photo of The Hollywood Sign by Eugene Wei via Flickr/CC.

Ninety years ago this year, the Hollywood Sign, those venerable boxy letters that designate an area of LA, were placed near the summit of Mt. Lee. And later this evening, there’s a big celebration to mark nine decades of tinsel-treasure.

Marc Wanamaker is a film historian and Hollywood expert, and spoke with KCRW’s Steve Chiotakis about those letters that spell fabulous.