Hollywood Revival: Restoring Landmarks, Renewing Glamour

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The Sign’s rebirth was one important step in a successful Hollywood revitalization effort that continues to this day.

In 1980, a $90 million federal grant enabled Hollywood to launch a slew of redevelopment projects. In ’89, Disney Studios began a museum-grade rehabilitation of the El Capitan Theater.

Ten years later, part of the Egyptian was restored to its glory. The Roosevelt Hotel and Pantages Theater all received well-deserved makeovers during the last decades of the millennium.

In short, Hollywood was moving forward, in part by wisely reinvesting in the monuments of its past.