Lights, Camera, Action!

News Coverage & Videos

Over the years, the Hollywood Sign has been the subject of numerous television profiles that outline its lively history, show the role of the Trust in preserving and protecting this famous landmark, and highlight its unique place in American entertainment history.

On the lighter side, this coverage also demonstrates the difficulty of getting physically to the Sign itself, even for authorized personnel. Several television pieces depict hosts taking small tumbles while rappeling down the steep Mt. Lee hillside. And a short 3D film starring Dick Van Dyke takes us back to 1937 when the Sign was lit.

The Caretaker with Dick Van Dyke

The Caretaker with Dick Van Dyke

The Caretaker is a great fictional 3D short that tells the story of the Sign’s legendary caretaker. It also reveals what the light bulbs that originally surrounded the Sign stood for.

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Raiden Peterson - Rebuilding The Hollywood Sign

Rebuilding The Hollywood Sign

We interviewed Raiden Peterson, the project manager of the 1978 Hollywood rebuild, and Greg Ashe, helicopter pilot on the project, about the challenges and triumphs they experienced while recreating the iconic Hollywood Sign.

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Hollywood Sign with lights

The 1984 Lighting of the Sign

A news clip about lighting the Sign for the 1984 Olympics done by GForceIEC.

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Sherwin-Williams Sign Repainting

Sherwin-Williams Sign Repainting

The Hollywood Sign has been restored to its full beauty once again thanks to a historic "face-lift" from Sherwin-Williams and The Hollywood Sign Trust.

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