The Hollywood Sign: New Perspectives by Ted VanCleave

New perspectives of the famous Hollywood Sign on top of Mount Lee taken by Ted VanCleave.

Artist and photographer Ted VanCleave released a new series of limited prints called: “The Hollywood Sign: New Perspectives.” The photo series presents the famous Hollywood Sign on top of Mount Lee from unique perspectives, which are generally not available to the public. You can read more below.

The Hollywood Sign – New Perspectives taken by Ted VanCleave.
The Hollywood Sign – New Perspectives taken by Ted VanCleave.

VanCleave obtained permission to shoot the sign up close and personal. His new photographic series “The Hollywood Sign: New Perspectives” includes a total of 16 pictures of the famous letters as they have never been seen before. It was his aim to show the sign from new points of view to give us a sense of the rugged terrain and the steepness of the mountainside. Some of the photos give us an impression of how the sign is firmly planted into the almost cliff-like slope.

His limited edition print series is currently available at: www.tedvancleave.com

Some notable facts about the Hollywood Sign.

It’s monumental in size, each letter has a height of 55 feet, which corresponds approximately to the height of a five-story house. Originally, the famous letters were placed as a marketing tool for a new real estate development called ‘Hollywoodland’. By the early 1970s, the sign had fallen into disrepair. In 1978, Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner and eight other donors (including rock musician Alice Cooper) pledged nearly $28,000 each to fund a replacement.

The series of limited edition prints is presenting new points of view.
The series of limited edition prints is presenting new points of view.
The big letters of the Hollywood Sign photographed from the back.
The big letters of the Hollywood Sign photographed from the back.
Looking up the rugged terrain to the imposing letters. Photography by Ted VanCleave.
Looking up the rugged terrain to the imposing letters. Photography by Ted VanCleave for a series of limited edition prints.
Another close up of the big letters on top of Mount Lee. Black and white picture taken by Ted VanCleave.
Another close up of the big letters on top of Mount Lee. A black and white picture taken by Ted VanCleave.
The sign is firmly planted into the almost cliff-like wall of rocks.
The sign is firmly planted into the almost cliff-like wall of rocks.
The famous Hollywood Sign on top of Mount Lee.
The famous Hollywood Sign on top of Mount Lee.

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