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.
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.