David Cronenberg on Lighting the Hollywood Sign

September 6, 2013 § Leave a comment

The Hollywood Sign on August 20/Photo by Tyler Shields

The Hollywood Sign on August 20/Photo by Tyler Shields

The Eiffel Tower 10/10/11/All Photos Hope Anderson Productions

Not the Hollywood Sign 10/10/11/All Photos Hope Anderson Productions

Yes, he did it–and with permits. Here’s a link.

http://laist.com/2013/09/05/cronenberg_admits_he_lit_hollywood_sign.php

The most interesting thing about the article is not that Cronenberg was able to shine big bright lights on the Hollywood Sign, but that he comments, “I was frankly just surprised to learn the sign wasn’t lit in the first place. If it were Paris, it would be lit at night!”

If it WERE Paris, Hollywoodland would be an enormous, flat public park with no houses in it. And the Hollywood Sign would be called the Eiffel Tower. But it’s not, and it’s not. I would have thought this was obvious.

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https://underthehollywoodsign.wordpress.com/2013/08/26/the-mysterious-lighting-of-the-hollywood-sign-the-plot-thickens/
https://underthehollywoodsign.wordpress.com/2013/08/24/the-glow-in-the-dark-hollywood-sign/
https://underthehollywoodsign.wordpress.com/2011/10/25/the-hollywood-sign-and-the-eiffel-tower-monuments-to-modernity-with-differences/

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