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The Hollywood Sign

Fantasy and Reality of an American Icon

The Hollywood Sign( )
Author: Braudy, Leo
Series title:Icons of America Ser.
ISBN:978-0-300-15660-7
Publication Date:Mar 2011
Publisher:Yale University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $40.00
Book Description:

Hollywood's famous sign, constructed of massive white block letters set into a steep hillside, is an emblem of the movie capital it looms over and an international symbol of glamour and star power. To so many who see its image, the sign represents the earthly home of that otherwise ethereal world of fame, stardom, and celebrity--the goal of American and worldwide aspiration to be in the limelight, to be, like the Hollywood sign itself, instantly recognizable.

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