Pose For Photos At The Hollywood Sign This Summer At Universal Studios Hollywood

June 26, 2024
Pose For Photos At The Hollywood Sign This Summer At Universal Studios Hollywood

Los Angeles, CA – (June 25,2024) – The Hollywood Sign Trust announces the first-ever original and authorized replica of the Hollywood Sign installation coinciding with the 60th anniversary of Universal Studios Hollywood world-famous Studio Tour attraction, which runs through August11, 2024. The Hollywood Sign replica will remain nestled along the backlot hillside for several years to come.

The reproduction of the Hollywood Sign was meticulously crafted from the Sign’s historic and new records to faithfully recreate the iconic landmark. The actual Hollywood Sign towers at 45 feet; this official replica stands tall at 10 feet to complement the landscape situated along the studio backlot, adjacent to the tram step off moment. The opportunity to step off the tram will be available to guests throughout the duration of the 60th Studio Tour program only. The Hollywood Sign, however, will continue to be a featured element on the regular Studio Tour for guests to enjoy when seated aboard the trams.

“We can’t think of a better partner to share the legendary Hollywood Sign with than Universal Studios Hollywood, especially in its 60th anniversary commemoration of the Studio Tour,” said Jeff Zarrinnam, chair of the Hollywood Sign Trust. “The vibrant and beloved magic the Studio Tour brings to its millions of guests definitely strikes a chord with the hopes and dreams the Hollywood Sign brings to its fans. We congratulate Universal on their milestone anniversary, and look forward to people from all over the world experiencing this unique opportunity with Hollywood icons.”

Situated along the Studio’s backlot and adjacent to the unique step off and onto a movie set opportunity, the recreated Hollywood Sign brings the spirit of Hollywood’s glamorous past while also paying homage to the Sign’s widely celebrated 100-year anniversary in 2023. Millions of guests who visit Universal Studios Hollywood to experience the magic of Hollywood moviemaking will be within close proximity of their created Sign as they disembark from the trams.

As Zarrinnam noted, “This proximity is ideal for photo ops that are not available next to the Sign in Griffith Park. We encourage visitors to take advantage of this rare opportunity to see the Sign when they experience the Studio Tour at Universal Studios Hollywood and pose for a photo.”

The Hollywood Sign was first erected in 1923 as a billboard for an upscale real estate development in the hills above the Hollywood district of Los Angeles. It soon took on the role of a giant marquee for a city that was constantly announcing its own gala premier. Intended to last just 18 months, the Hollywood Sign turned 100-years-old last year and continues to shine as the universal metaphor that represents the hopes and dreams of the entertainment industry. Along the way, the Sign has been in its share of award winning films, TV shows and music videos and has rallied movie stars, rock stars, directors, producers and philanthropists to help keep it intact, including the 1978 restoration when Hugh Hefner, Andy Williams, Alice Cooper, Gene Autry and other donors pledged funds to help the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce rebuild the famous monument. The Hollywood Sign Trust was formed in 1978 to preserve and maintain the Sign for generations to come and is the official source for news and information about the Sign. For more information on the Hollywood Sign Trust, go to: https://www.hollywoodsign.org/

For more information about Universal Studios Hollywood and to experience the Studio Tour’s 60thanniversary, please visit www.UniversalStudiosHollywood.com.

About the Hollywood Sign Trust

The Hollywood Sign Trust is a501(c)3 nonprofit trust formed on October 7, 1978, with the express purposes of repairing, maintaining, refurbishing and providing capital improvements to the Hollywood Sign or related thereto for the benefit of the public at large and so as to help preserve and maintain the image of Hollywood as the Worldwide Center of Motion Pictures and Cinema Arts; and shall be operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes. The Trust is also the official source for news and information about the Hollywood Sign and maintains the Hollywood Sign website and its social media platforms.