Posted ByShemp on January 21, 2004 at 17:28:53:
In Reply to: Re: So Brendan, how was your trip? posted byBrendan on January 20, 2004 at 22:08:40:
: I couldn't find the Hollywood sign.
It sits on the top of the Hollywood hills, overlooking the area of Hollywood Blvd. intersected by Vine and Gower Sts.. If you had a window seat at the Hamburger Hamlet, you should have been able to look up, to the right of Mann's Chinese & the Kodak, and see it.
The best view of the sign is around Sunset and Gower Sts. (site of the original Columbia Studios).
BTW - you can't get to the sign. After the last group of homes below the sign (about 1/2 way up), the top half of the hill is fenced-off government property. Right behind the Hollywood sign is a high-security communications center used by the LAPD, LAFD, and Federal agencies. Hikers often go up the road, but are trespassing; LAPD patrols often turn them around (they're also tempting danger because coyotes and snakes populate the area).