Reading Lesson About Hollywood Sign
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Reading – Intermediate Level
What is the Hollywood sign?
The Hollywood Sign is an American landmark and cultural icon overlooking Hollywood, Los Angeles,
California. It is situated on Mount Lee, in the Hollywood Hills area of the Santa Monica Mountains.
“HOLLYWOOD” is spelled out in 45 ft-tall white capital letters and is 350 feet long.
Can you go to Hollywood sign?
The closest you can get to the Hollywood Sign is up and above it and that location is accessible by several hikes within Griffith Park. The overlook of the Sign offers a unique view of the Sign and incredible views of Los Angeles that can span from the ocean to downtown LA and beyond on a clear day.
How long does it take to hike to the Hollywood sign?
Two hours.The trail is 3.3 miles and can take up to two hours.
When was the Hollywood sign built?
At night the billboard flashed in four stages: “Holly,” then “Wood,” then “Land” and then the entire word,
“Hollywoodland.” Newspaper articles from the time show that the sign was completed in 1923; however, the exact date is disputed.
Can you touch the Hollywood sign?
Unfortunately, for your safety, the safety of the plants and wildlife of Griffith Park, and for the safety of
the Sign, you cannot. The closest you can get to the Hollywood Sign is up and above it and that location is
accessible by several hikes within Griffith Park.
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