In Hollywood, it’s not just the stars who are getting facelifts: the very famous monumental sign formed by the capital letters of the name of this district of Los Angeles will benefit from a facelift.
The famous panel, erected in 1923 and overlooking the world capital of film studios, will therefore get a makeover before celebrating its centenary next year. Work will begin Monday and should last about eight weeks, announced the Hollywood Sign Trust, the organization responsible for protecting the site.
After cleaning with a pressure jet, the letters, 14 meters high, will be repainted. A total quantity of 1500 liters of primer and white paint was planned.
“This sign is the pride of Los Angeles and we can’t wait for this renovation to be seen by fans around the world on this very special centennial.“commented Jeff Zarrinnam, president of the Hollywood Sign Trust.