“Forgotten Hollywood”- Hollyweed Land…

Posted on January 1, 2017 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`Residents of Los Angeles’  well-known neighborhood woke up on New Year’s Day to find the world-famous Hollywood Sign had been changed to display HOLLYWEED. Police are treating the incident as minor trespassing, and are investigating. The sign on Mount Lee is made of 45-foot tall letters.

“`The prank has not caused lasting damage to the sign,  however, as parts of both O letters were covered by tarpaulins to make them look like a lower-case letter E. A single individual was recorded on security cameras climbing the sign to hang the materials.

“`The sign was first established in 1923, and originally read HOLLYWOODLAND. Its purpose was to advertise  the name of a new segregated housing development in the hills above the Hollywood district of Los Angeles. H.J. Whitley had used a sign to advertise his development Whitley Heights, which was located between Highland Ave. and Vine St. He suggested to his friend Harry Chandler, the owner of the Los Angeles Times, that a land syndicate for which he was involved, create a similar placard for advertisement purposes. Real estate developers Woodruff and Shoults called the area — HOLLYWOODLAND; and advertised the properties as a superb environment, without excessive cost, on the Hollywood side of the hills.

“`Voters in California approved the legalization of marijuana on the ballot on November 8th. The measure isn’t scheduled to take effect until 2018. A similar prank took place in 1976, to mark a relaxation in the state’s marijuana laws.

“`If caught, the prankster could face time in jail. Why do you think they call it… dope?

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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