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Hollywood Sign Revealed After 9-Week Makeover

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HOLLYWOOD ( — City officials Tuesday revealed the refurbished Hollywood sign.

The project, which cost $175,000, took nine weeks to complete.

Beginning on Oct. 2, the landmark was stripped, pressure-washed and refinished with nearly 400 gallons of primer and white paint.

The 45-foot-tall sign has been on Mount Lee in the Santa Monica Mountains since 1978 and originally read “Hollywoodland.”

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