As Hollywoodland Turns 90, Its Gates Get New Plaques

September 23, 2013 § Leave a comment

Before (with a photo of Hollywoodland under construction)/All Photos Hope Anderson Productions

Before (with a photo of Hollywoodland under construction)/All Photos Hope Anderson Productions

And after. Among the attendees were (from left): State Assemblyman Mike Gatto, LAFD Battalion Chief Joe Castro, Councilman Tom LaBonge, HHA President Alex Chavez.

And after. Among the attendees were (from left): State Assemblyman Mike Gatto, LAFD Battalion Chief Joe Castro, Councilman Tom LaBonge, HHA President Alex Chavez.

As readers of this blog might remember, a couple of years ago vandals stole the pair of bronze plaques marking the Hollywoodland gates. Yesterday, their replacements–generously donated by Time Warner–were unveiled in a festive ceremony that brought together various officials and neighbors. Our ubiquitous City Councilman, Tom LaBonge, quipped, Hollywoodland is a special neighborhood–so special that you don’t even like your City Councilman. Titters ensued.

Now, onward to our centennial!

The west gate

The west gate

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https://underthehollywoodsign.wordpress.com/2011/04/19/bronze-plaques-stolen-off-the-hollywoodland-gates/
https://underthehollywoodsign.wordpress.com/2011/05/07/the-hollywoodland-gates-still-minus-two-plaques/

The Hollywoodland Gates, Still Minus Two Plaques

May 7, 2011 § 3 Comments

The East Gate to Hollywoodland/All photos Hope Anderson Productions

2 1/2 weeks after the theft of two bronze plaques¬†reading, “Hollywoodland Est. 1923,” the¬†crime remains unsolved. These photos were taken yesterday:

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