A message to collectors... 


While we are all challenged and our daily lives have been disrupted with the current health events, I hope everyone is able to stay safe and well. At this time I am still able to offer limited edition prints available online only. My museum quality prints are printed by a family owned and operated professional printer that I've been using for years. Your order will help support their business. Orders are shipped via FedEx and at this time we are still able to ship within our standard 6-10 business days time frame.  

Ted VanCleave

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About the Hollywood Sign

The Hollywood Sign (formerly the Hollywoodland Sign) is a landmark and American cultural icon located in Los Angeles, California. It is situated on Mount Lee, in theHollywood Hills area of the Santa Monica Mountains. The sign overlooks Hollywood, Los Angeles.

"HOLLYWOOD" is spelled out in 45-foot-tall (14 m) white capital letters and is 350 feet (110 m) long. It was originally created in 1923 as an advertisement for a local real estate development, but it garnered increasing recognition after the sign was left up. The sign was a frequent target of pranks and vandalism, but it has since undergone restoration, including the installation of a security system to deter vandalism. The sign is protected and promoted by The Trust For Public Land, a nonprofit organization, while its site and the surrounding land are part of Griffith Park.

From the ground, the contours of the hills give the sign a "wavy" appearance, as reflected in the Hollywood Video logo, for example. When observed at a comparable altitude, the letters appear nearly level.

The sign makes frequent appearances in popular culture, particularly in establishing shots for films and television programs set in or around Hollywood. The sign inspired Los Angeles artist Ed Ruscha who rendered it in different media.

More information about the Hollywood Sign is available on Wikipedia and HollywoodSign.org 

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