The "Hollywood" sign in Los Angeles, California is an American icon.
The sign is famous and widely recognized across the globe.
Did you know that the sign was actually first designed to say "Hollywoodland?"
It was built in 1923 to promote a new housing development.
The sign remained like this until 1949, when the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce set out to repair and rebuild it.
The Chamber decided to drop the last four letters so the word would read just "Hollywood."