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Bye, Bye Hollywood Sign... at Least Temporarily
LAist ^ | 02/08/10

Posted on 02/08/2010 5:07:33 PM PST by BunnySlippers

The LAPD this afternoon sent the most unusual non-chalant e-mail to the community today. "On February 11, 2010 the Hollywood sign will be covered up for an international campaign," an e-mail read. "The sign will be covered until further notice. Do not be alarmed, the sign will remain in place and there will be no changes done to the sign. This is just an informational e-mail so we do not receive phone calls from worried citizens."

That got David Markland at Metblogs curious enough to call Councilman Tom LaBonge’s office [Added: The LAPD is referring all calls to Ramsay]. But the answers he received from them only raised more questions. “You’ll have to wait til Thursday," LaBonge's public information officer Carolyn Ramsay said.


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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Conspiracy; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: california; hollywood; losangeles; sign
I wish they would tell us what they are doing this for.

Hollywood Sign from the air via Google Maps http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&z=19&ll=34.134098,-118.321603&spn=0.001507,0.002511&t=k&om=1

1 posted on 02/08/2010 5:07:33 PM PST by BunnySlippers
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To: BunnySlippers

The sign via Goodle Maps:

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&z=19&ll=34.134098,-118.321603&spn=0.001507,0.002511&t=k&om=1


2 posted on 02/08/2010 5:08:50 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

February 11th - isn’t that the day that Iran is making its
big stunner move?


3 posted on 02/08/2010 5:09:58 PM PST by avital2
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To: BunnySlippers

While they’re at it, why dont they also cover up the Pepsi logo sign at the corner of Hollywood and Highland. Reminds me of the logo of the easily fooled..


4 posted on 02/08/2010 5:11:23 PM PST by max americana
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To: BunnySlippers

People who have altered the sign from Wikipedia:

It is illegal to make unauthorized physical alterations to the sign. Although the city has occasionally allowed it in the past for commercial purposes, current policy does not permit changes to be made. This is largely due to neighborhood opposition and to past accidents. However, the sign has been unofficially altered a number of times, often eliciting a great deal of attention. Some of the more famous modifications have included:

HOLLYWeeD – January 1976, following the passage of a state law decriminalizing marijuana.[11]

HOLLYWEED – December 1983, for the opening scene of the film Hollywood Hot Tubs.

HOLYWOOD – April 1977, for Easter sunrise service, viewable from the Hollywood Bowl.[11]

GO NAVY – November 1983, before that year’s Army–Navy Game at the Rose Bowl stadium.

RAFFEYSOD – January 1985, reportedly done by a band called “The Raffeys”, who were trying to drum up publicity.

HOLLYWOOD II – April 1986, to mark the revitalization of area.

FOX – April 1987, for promotion of the television network.

CALTECH – May 1987

OLLYWOOD – July 1987, during the Iran-Contra hearings.[11]

HOLYWOOD – September 1987, for Pope John Paul II’s arrival.

USCWOOD – 1987, for the annual USC-UCLA football game.

As part of a promotion for the 1992 film Cool World, a 75-foot-tall cutout of Holli Would was installed, appearing to sit on the sign. The alteration angered local residents,[12][13] who picketed the unveiling of the altered sign.[14]
OIL WAR – 1991, for the Gulf War.[11]

PEROTWOOD – During the 1992 presidential election, showing support for candidate Ross Perot.
GO UCLA – 1993, for the annual UCLA-USC football game. Twenty members of UCLA’s Theta Chi fraternity achieved the prank, and were subsequently charged with trespassing. This incident prompted the 1994 installation of a $100,000 security system featuring video surveillance and motion detection.
PEROTWOOD – During the 1996 presidential election in support of candidate Ross Perot.
JOLLYGOOD – When Virgin Atlantic began flying nonstop from LA to London.
Between December 31, 1999 and January 1, 2000, the sign was lit up in an array of flashing colors in celebration of the new millennium.
CALTECH – 2003, on Hollywood’s centennial (of its incorporation as a municipality).[15]


5 posted on 02/08/2010 5:11:24 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers
This is just an informational e-mail so we do not receive phone calls from worried citizens.

Good luck with that. Let me know how you enjoy the total absence of phone calls from worried citizens.
6 posted on 02/08/2010 5:11:35 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority ("My...health care plan is a Bolshevik plot... which will destroy America." - Barack Obama)
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To: BunnySlippers

7 posted on 02/08/2010 5:11:51 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: avital2

Yup. Hollywood is moving to Iran. Gonna miss it.


8 posted on 02/08/2010 5:12:35 PM PST by donhunt (America needs Obama-care like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.)
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To: BunnySlippers

global warming?

worldwide socialism?

obama?

ACORN?


9 posted on 02/08/2010 5:12:45 PM PST by GeronL (Dignity is earned from yourself. Respect is earned from others.)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

When the sign is changed it causes havoc. See my last post .. it happens often.


10 posted on 02/08/2010 5:13:04 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers
A Haitian fundraising sign or a Global Warming message going up for a few days?
11 posted on 02/08/2010 5:13:18 PM PST by 1776 Reborn
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To: BunnySlippers

Kinda odd since if the outcome of the “campaign” is images (video or still) it is almost certainly easier/cheaper to digitally remove the sign. Interesting...


12 posted on 02/08/2010 5:13:29 PM PST by rpierce (We have taglines now? :)
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To: BunnySlippers

What about HOLLYWEEWEED UP?


13 posted on 02/08/2010 5:13:52 PM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: BunnySlippers
To hollyweird... I hope that your time ends and all of your evil succubus's for satan end up as pillars of salt.

LLS

14 posted on 02/08/2010 5:15:06 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (hussama will never be my president... NEVER!)
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To: Question Liberal Authority

My bet is on the Olympics.


15 posted on 02/08/2010 5:17:54 PM PST by Ingtar (I closed my eyes, only for a moment, and the moment's gone...)
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To: BunnySlippers
what is obama up to now?

Why do Hollywood folks get a warning while NYC folks don't get warned of a fly over?

16 posted on 02/08/2010 5:19:24 PM PST by 1_Rain_Drop
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To: cripplecreek
What about HOLLYWEEWEED UP?

When will you be shipping my new monitor?? LOL!

17 posted on 02/08/2010 5:21:08 PM PST by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: avital2

That was my first thought, too. They’ve rented the space to Ahmadinejad!


18 posted on 02/08/2010 5:25:02 PM PST by kiltie65
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To: BurbankKarl

Ping!!


19 posted on 02/08/2010 5:31:33 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Because without America, there is no free world" - Canada Free Press - MSM where are you?)
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To: BunnySlippers
International campaign

Pardon me, but WTF?

HOLLY_WTF?

20 posted on 02/08/2010 5:44:12 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (governance is not sovereignty [paraphrasing Bishop Fulton Sheen].)
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To: donhunt

I woulda thunk it that they would’ve preferred the USSR.


21 posted on 02/08/2010 5:45:43 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("like it or not, we have to have a financial system that is healthy and functioning" Obama 2/4/2010)
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To: the invisib1e hand
NASA photo of Hollywood sign:
22 posted on 02/08/2010 5:47:05 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers
awesome.
23 posted on 02/08/2010 5:49:53 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (governance is not sovereignty [paraphrasing Bishop Fulton Sheen].)
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To: BunnySlippers
State controlled American media (SCAM) Headline?

Hollywood elites say, It's time for change
OBAMA. MMM MMM MM.
Costly conversion ready in "a week or two."

24 posted on 02/08/2010 6:35:51 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: BunnySlippers

How the hell do *I* buy 138 acres in LA for a mere $12 million?

No sweetheart deal here...


25 posted on 02/09/2010 5:08:59 PM PST by bolobaby
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To: bolobaby

Dunno, but it might be through the Nature Conservacy.

They pick up financing and part of the tab if the land will never be developed. I’ve heard of some very weird deals around town where they are involved.


26 posted on 02/09/2010 5:31:37 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

Lambchops.com



27 posted on 02/10/2010 12:10:51 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (:: The government will do for health care what it did for real estate. ::)
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