Status: Part of our Private Collection.
Of all the screen used movie props that exist, the historic Hollywood sign in the hills has been in more movies that any other. It is shown on the front cover of many DVDs, shown in the background in many movie scenes, and even a key prop in others. This is a rare unaltered 10 foot by 2.5 foot section that was removed in 1978 when the sign was rebuilt.
Hank Berger purchased the original Hollywood sign directly from the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce after its demolition in 1978, and it remained in storage for over 25 years. Producer Dan Bliss acquired the Hollywood sign from Berger and sold a few unaltered large sections, and 50 sections (approximately 1 foot square) to ScreenUsed. He later sold several sections to artist Bill Mack.
HOLLYWOOD SIGN HISTORY
LOCATING THIS SECTION
This 10 foot by 2.5 foot section is one of only a few complete sections that were not cut into smaller pieces. This specific piece is from the upper right side of the letter 'H' shown circled in one of the pictures. It was located immediately above the section with blue "CKIE" letters and black "I ON" letters. The "VI" graffiti in blue spray paint on this section matches the "CKIE" on the other section to spell "VICKIE". This "I ON" at the bottom of the other section can be seen in the construction photo by matching the "I ON" from the words "I ONLY HAVE EYES" above the construction workers as they dismantled the letter "H".