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Hollywood Sign gets a facelift

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012


Debut of repainted sign is Hollywood event



The Hollywood sign, refreshed with the help of 105 gallons of primer and 255 gallons of high-reflective white paint, gets celebrity treatment.



By Ashley Powers
Los Angeles Times
December 4, 2012


If there’s anything Tinseltown excels at, it’s turning a ho-hum event into a made-for-TV spectacle. Witness the fanfare that unfolds each time the Hollywood sign gets a fresh coat of paint.


It’s not written off as routine maintenance. No, it’s a civic event.


A media scrum gathers. Elected officials gush. Someone cracks jokes about face-lifts. (In 1995, nipped-and-tucked actress Phyllis Diller did the honors.)


So it was on Tuesday, when reporters were whisked to just below the nearly 90-year-old sign, one of the few landmarks in the crazy quilt of neighborhoods that is Los Angeles.


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