Web Feature | SoCal Rewind

Give Me An "H"

Selling letters is just one of the ways used to protect the Hollywood sign over the years; a state of the art security system is another; and then there's the space-age paint, similar to what NASA uses on the shuttle.

Take a spin back to 2005, when Life & Times reporter Hena Cuevas got exclusive access to the sign — closer than the public will ever be allowed — and find out the story behind Southern California's forbidden letters.

SoCal Rewind is an on-going series bringing you past reports on the issues of today. By drawing on KCET's extensive archive of Southern California news, culture and public affairs, we'll seek to inform current events by providing a little historical perspective, and maybe answer the question: Is there anything new under the SoCal sun?

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