Would you care if they got rid of the 'Hollywood' Sign?

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Would you care if they got rid of the 'Hollywood' Sign?

Gary Gary
I was just reading this article about the raising of 12.5 Millions dollars to save the sign. You will never guess who gave the remaining $900,000.00 at the last minute to save it... Hugh Heffner.
04/27/2010
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Originally posted by Gary
I was just reading this article about the raising of 12.5 Millions dollars to save the sign. You will never guess who gave the remaining $900,000.00 at the last minute to save it... Hugh Heffner.
I would totally care because I have not been there to see it yet! I'm taking a trip with my bf to AZ and Cali and hopefully that is something we will see. I'd be sad if I never got to.

About time Hugh Heffner gave back in a different way. Props to him!
04/27/2010
Victoria Victoria
I think the sign is only marginally responsible for tourism, yet seems to be a huge expense... 12.5 million for a sign? That seems so wasteful.

Just my opinion. I don't live in LA, but have seen it - it's a backdrop, a photo op, but does it really add to the culture there? I dunno.
04/27/2010
sqweak sqweak
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Originally posted by Gary
I was just reading this article about the raising of 12.5 Millions dollars to save the sign. You will never guess who gave the remaining $900,000.00 at the last minute to save it... Hugh Heffner.
I've only been to La once and I had a miserable time, except on my drive back to the hotel where I spotted the sign in the distance, it's beautiful & a huge monument? I think it would be a big loss to Hollywood and pop culture if they got rid of it.
04/27/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
I kinda see the point in saving it but I also think it's a bit of a waste of money. Perhaps opening it up to private citizens to upkeep is a better option. I'd hate to see a situation where people are starving due to lack of funding but the sign is being kept pristine, ya know? I know...if they put some solar panels on the thing and start generating some free energy it could pay for itself in the long run!

Good on Mr. Heffner!
04/27/2010
TitsMcScandal TitsMcScandal
The money was to stop luxury homes from being built all around the sign. Not to save the sign. The sign would have still been there. It would have just looked ridiculous with a whole bunch of McMansions around it. I'm glad that they did. It is a symbol that I would hate to see disappear.
04/27/2010
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
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Originally posted by TitsMcScandal
The money was to stop luxury homes from being built all around the sign. Not to save the sign. The sign would have still been there. It would have just looked ridiculous with a whole bunch of McMansions around it. I'm glad that they did. It ...
Ditto this. Hollywood sign or some overpriced homes? Yea, I pick the sign.
04/27/2010
Sammi Sammi
I think the sign is kind of neat. I'm surprised it's so expensive, though!
04/27/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
So they bought up the land around the sign? I'm ok with that I still think if they put some discreet and tasteful solar panels on the letters it could pay for itself. They are experimenting with solar panel paint that could be amazing...the sign would look fresh, clean and be powering at least a portion of the city.
04/27/2010
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
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Originally posted by Airen Wolf
So they bought up the land around the sign? I'm ok with that I still think if they put some discreet and tasteful solar panels on the letters it could pay for itself. They are experimenting with solar panel paint that could be amazing...the sign ...
That is really interesting
04/28/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by Adriana Ravenlust
That is really interesting
My kids love the discovery channel and are homeschooled. I asked for a report on what they learned one day and they talked about the different things being tested right now. One of the things was solar panels that can be installed by a homeowner easily and rather affordably. it's a few years off being ready to buy at your local DIY store according to the show. The paint they are working on would allow you to use your whole house as a solar panel and they estimate it could almost do away with our dependance on fossil fuels, especially if they can use this paint on a few highrise buildings!

One day we could conceivably begin construction in a whole new way that would make any city completely green...if they can paint your house with solar energy storing crystals then your car would be a cinch. Since solar energy isn't dependant on full sun anymore this technology can be used everywhere, even in space. Truly the mind boggles at the applications!
04/28/2010
JustYourAverageGuy JustYourAverageGuy
Californians can spend 12.5 million on saving a sign, yet the state is bankrupt and has a 12.6% unemployment rate , one of the highest in the nation.... something is wrong with that.....

Although, I do think the sign is an iconic landmark worth historical preservation. it isn't going anywhere any time soon.
04/28/2010
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
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Originally posted by Airen Wolf
My kids love the discovery channel and are homeschooled. I asked for a report on what they learned one day and they talked about the different things being tested right now. One of the things was solar panels that can be installed by a homeowner ...
I, personally, like the look of turbines. d=
04/28/2010
Laccaria Laccaria
I grew up in LA, and I would miss seeing the sign without a luxury housing track behind it. As for the money, it is ridiculous, but other than embracing some sort of socialist/communist economy, I don't see how it can be avoided. People want to live in LA, so property there commands a high price. Demand exceeds supply, so desirable land often commands a ridiculous premium.
04/29/2010
K101 K101
Being that it's THAT F'N EXPENSIVE, I would say to hell with that sign! There are FAR more important things than saving a sign. I can't believe that much money would be spent on it. I think the sign is great and all and I would want it to stay for the people who DO care for it, but if I had to put up that much money for it, I'd have to reconsider my priorities and the other things that need the money. Some people don't have homes due to natural disasters right now and instead of saving a sign, I think I'd be saving them or at least contributing. I mean, if I'm going to have the money to give that much out, I would want to know I was doing it for a good cause/purpose and not just to be more famous.
05/12/2011
M121212 M121212
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Originally posted by Gary
I was just reading this article about the raising of 12.5 Millions dollars to save the sign. You will never guess who gave the remaining $900,000.00 at the last minute to save it... Hugh Heffner.
Ha... perfect!
05/12/2011
Rachel Nunez Rachel Nunez
I would care
05/12/2011
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