View looking north up Vine Street toward the the Hollywoodland sign, shortly after it was installed on the Santa Monica Mountains in 1923. As CurbedLA reports, the landmark recently underwent a nine-week restoration that required 255 gallons of paint.
Part of the Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

View looking north up Vine Street toward the the Hollywoodland sign, shortly after it was installed on the Santa Monica Mountains in 1923. As CurbedLA reports, the landmark recently underwent a nine-week restoration that required 255 gallons of paint.

Part of the Title Insurance and Trust, and C.C. Pierce Photography Collection in the USC Digital Library.

1925 view of Hollywood from Rossmore Ave. and Rosewood Ave., showing the Hollywoodland sign in the distance.

1925 view of Hollywood from Rossmore Ave. and Rosewood Ave., showing the Hollywoodland sign in the distance.

L.A.’s iconic Hollywood sign was dedicated on this day in 1923. Until 1949, it actually read “Hollywoodland” in reference to the housing development in the sign’s immediate vicinity. This photo from the USC Libraries’ TICOR/Pierce collection shows the sign circa 1925.

L.A.’s iconic Hollywood sign was dedicated on this day in 1923. Until 1949, it actually read “Hollywoodland” in reference to the housing development in the sign’s immediate vicinity. This photo from the USC Libraries’ TICOR/Pierce collection shows the sign circa 1925.