Decrepit Hollywood sign
But it wasn't always so glamorous. The sign had long years of neglect, as seen here, before being rebuilt in 1978.
These days, the sign stands tall above Tinseltown, and members of the public are welcome to hike near it. But for security reasons, they can't get right up next to it. Yesterday, as part of Road Trip 2012, CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman got a chance for a special visit to the sign itself, and an education about its history, and what it needs for the future.
June 30, 2012 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Courtesy of Los Angeles Public Library/Hollywood Sign Trust
| Caption by: Daniel Terdiman
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