About the Sign

ABOUT THE SIGN

  • Erected in 1923 to advertise a residential development called ‘Hollywoodland’, but then became synonymous with the glamour and excitement of the film industry in Los Angeles
  • The 'H' symbolised everything that was Hollywood and to touch the sign was a right of passage for all aspiring actors and actresses
  • The original sign stood for 55 years - in 1978 the sign was in very poor condition and following a fund-raising campaign by the great and the good of Los Angeles including Alice Cooper and Hugh Hefner, the sign was replaced
  • Placed in storage until 2007, when world-renowned artist and sculptor, Bill Mack acquired it
  • In 2012 Bill and his team painstakingly identified the metal panels that made the original letter 'H', the most significant piece of the sign
  • The height of four London double decker buses
  • Over 75,000 expected to attend the London event over a 28 day period
  • NOW FOR THE FIRST TIME IT WILL LEAVE THE US TO TOUR THE WORLD WITH THE BIGGEST SINGLE COLLECTION OF HOLLYWOOD MEMORABILIA EVER!

SIGN SPEC

Size Specifications

  • Built to exact size as the 'H' in the original 1923 Hollywood Sign
  • 45 feet high – overall height 50 feet including 5 feet base
  • 33.5 feet wide
  • 18 feet x 33.5 feet base footprint
  • 20 feet x 40 feet stage

The Sign

Weight Specification

  • Overall structure weight including ballast approx. 95 tons
  • Overall weight without ballast 56,000 lbs
  • H and vertical support structure weight approx. 33,000 lbs
  • Steel base weighs approx. 23,000lbs
  • Overall with concrete ballast blocks approx. 160,000 lbs

Material Specifications

  • 54 galvanised steel panels from original Hollywood sign that stood from 1923 – 1978
  • Over 1,100 square feet of original Hollywood sign metal
  • Approximately 1,200 1-inch holes in the panels originally added to decrease the effect of wind loads
  • 55 years of original enamel and latex paint with layers of paint over graffiti
  • 22 gallons of epoxy used to bind the original Hollywood Sign panels to new frame structure
  • 7-10 coats (10 Gallons) of matte finish polyurethane to seal and preserve the finished panels
  • Superstructure made of galvanized steel

Construction Specification

  • Over 5,000 man hours to restore and construct the 'H'
  • Design & construction completed over the course of 3 months
  • 11 pages of engineered construction plans
  • Designed and constructed to be taken apart and toured via a 53 feet flatbed truck and 30 feet enclosed trunk
  • Constructed to with stand winds of approximately 100 mph
  • Erected with a 30 ton crane, 60 feet man lift, forklift, 2 flat bed trucks, picker truck and other heavy equipment
  • Can be shipped world wide in 2 x shipping containers

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The Show revives the magic that lived only in Hollywood when the original sign stood tall on the Hollywood Hills from 1923 until 1978.